As the UN chief raises concerns about the nuclear deal, Iran, Russia, and China form a ‘united front.’


As the UN chief raises concerns about the nuclear deal, Iran, Russia, and China form a “unified front.”

As the UN struggles to revive the 2015 nuclear pact, IRAN has raised concerns after signing a nuclear “consensus” with China and Russia.

On Wednesday, UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said that talks in Tehran over Iran’s nuclear program had ended in a deadlock.

While the United Nations tries to resolve its differences with Iran, Beijing and Moscow appear to be warming up to the country.

According to Tracey German, a Conflict and Security Professor at Kings College London, this signals a “unified front” between the three countries against the US and the EU.

It comes just days before a meeting between Washington and Tehran to try to rekindle the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Iran agreed to limit its nuclear activities and allow international inspectors into the country in exchange for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions, but the agreement was abandoned in 2018.

“Russia, China, and Iran announced that they have reached ‘broad consensus’ on the 2015 nuclear deal, prior to talks between the US and Iran at the end of November,” Professor German told this website.

“This news suggests a united front between the three states against the US and EU, which is interesting given that Iran recently moved from observer status to full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (founded by Russia and China in 1996).”

“Iran appears to be seeking closer trade and economic ties with Russia and China as a replacement for Western ties, reflecting the imposition of sanctions against Russia in 2014, which also pushed it toward China.”

Professor German warned that this move not only signals a resurgence of East-West rivalry, but it also strengthens Russia’s position.

“For Russia, I believe this is linked to their desire to be treated as a great power – since Putin took power in 2000, he has sought to position Russia as an indispensable power, whose involvement is critical in the resolution of global issues such as Iran,” she told This website.

“Russian goals and ambitions have remained remarkably consistent over the last two decades: Moscow seeks to maximize power and influence, cementing its great power status.”

Hopes of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal have dwindled since Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi appointed a policy team led by officials who have been vocal critics of the agreement.

It was stated by Moscow.

“News from the Brinkwire.”


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