Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (unseen) on May 31, 2018 in Berlin, as both countries battle to keep the Iranian nuclear deal alive. / AFP / Tobias SCHWARZ
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The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal have warned the United States that its decision to withdraw from the pact jeopardizes Russian and Chinese efforts to limit Iran's ability to develop atomic weapons, Western diplomats told Reuters.In pulling out of the 2015 deal, U.S. President Donald Trump triggered the revival of sanctions against the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, which oversees the Arak heavy water research reactor and the Fordow fuel enrichment plant.The restoration of U.S. sanctions on AEOI would expose non-U.S. companies to the risk of punishment by the United States for dealing with it, including Chinese state-owned China National Nuclear Corp. and Russia's Rosatom, which are doing nonproliferation work respectively at Arak and Fordow.One senior European diplomat said the U.S. withdrawal risked triggering a proliferation problem because its sanctions may halt work on Arak and Fordow.Asked how Washington planned to address the concerns about AEOI being sanctioned and how it would serve U.S. interests not to carry out the nonproliferation work at Arak and Fordow, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Ford said the U.S. was aware of the other parties' positions regarding AEOI.
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