China hosts summit with Russia, Iran as nuclear deal wobbles
Afrida Ahmed: At a summit this weekend on the Chinese coast, leaders of Russia, China and Iran may find ways to reclaim the nuclear deal which was abandoned by Donald Trump.
On Saturday and Sunday (June 9 and 10), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which is a regional security bloc led by China and Russia is all ready to hold its 18th annual gathering in the city of Qingdao.
This year Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will attend the summit.
China is one of the biggest buyers of its oil and is Iran’s top trade partner but those who will protest the US abandonment of the deal risk huge fines for breaking the American measures.