China: Rouhani calls for response to 'destructive' US JCPOA withdrawal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the absence of a response to the US's withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would have 'destructive consequences for the global community' while speaking at the 18th Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Qingdao on Sunday. Rouhani said Iran welcomed Russian and Chinese efforts to maintain the nuclear deal and... Еще the Iranian President warned against unilateralism as a threat to regional integration. «The United States would certainly monitor the reaction of others to its exit from the JCPOA,» Rouhani explained. The SCO summit focuses on regional security, development, and trade amongst members of the organisation, which since expansion now accounts for almost half of the world's population, more than 20 percent of global GDP and over 60% of the Eurasian landmass. This year's two-day summit marks the 18th edition and includes Pakistan and India as full members after they joined at Astana 2017. The summit takes place from June 9 -10.

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