The US last year reintroduced sanctions on Iran, and on countries buying oil from Iran. Photo: Reuters

Why China is set to support Iran at the Osaka G20 summit – but subtly

  • Tehran and Beijing both face pressures from Washington, but China is expected to avoid further inflaming US relations
  • China is among the countries set to discuss saving the Iran nuclear deal abandoned by Donald Trump
Topic |   Iran

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The US last year reintroduced sanctions on Iran, and on countries buying oil from Iran. Photo: Reuters
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.