Despite recent lip service to peace by President Trump with regard to elevating tensions between the United States and Iran, an Iranian diplomat is skeptical of real diplomacy, since Trump activated a carrier strike group to the area earlier this month, recently removed diplomatic personnel from neighboring Iraq and pulled out of the 2015 multi-nation accord reached to end Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on China and Russia to protect the nuclear deal with “concrete action.” At a meeting in Beijing, Zarif said, “So far the international community has mostly released statements rather than taking action.”

Trump also changed his tune on Sunday, threatening the nation.

The Trump administration reneged on the 2015 nuclear deal last year, and increased sanctions, despite reports Iran continued to comply with the agreement. Meanwhile, France, the U.K., Germany, China and the European Union remain parties to the accord. Iran has asked the other nations to seek ways to circumvent the latest recent increased sanctions from Washington.

Without support from the global community, Iran has suggested it will resume holding on to its enriched uranium and also step away from the agreement.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as reported by the New York Times, is reaching out to European and other allies to seek a reduction in tensions.