China Says Cooperation with Iran to Continue

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing would continue its cooperation and relations with Tehran.

China Says Cooperation with Iran to Continue

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is in line with the international community's "common interest", the top Chinese diplomat said in a phone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Xinhua reported late on Friday.

"We have openly indicated that we oppose the wrong practices of unilateral sanctions and 'long-arm jurisdiction' in international relations," Wang Yi added.

China's ties with Tehran are open, transparent and lawful, its foreign ministry said earlier this month, after US President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States.

In May, Trump pulled the United States out of the JCPOA, ignoring pleas from the other world powers that had co-sponsored the deal, including Washington's main European allies Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russia and China.

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