Iran, China FMs Discuss Bilateral Ties, US’ Illegal Sanctions

Iran, China FMs Discuss Bilateral Ties, US’ Illegal Sanctions

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The foreign ministers of Iran and China talked about a range of issues at a video conference, including an end to the illegal sanctions that the US has imposed on Tehran.

In their online meeting on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi reviewed the relations between Tehran and Beijing, developments in Afghanistan, and negotiations on lifting the illegal US sanction against Iranians.

Hailing the positive developments in the bilateral relations, Amirabdollahian said the details of the measures taken in line with implementing the economic agreements will be presented to China soon.

He also condemned the US interference in China's internal affairs under various pretexts as well as Washington’s efforts to politicize sports, including banning Iranian sports teams from having access to financial resources.

Elaborating on Iran’s comprehensive consultations with the P4+1 and the visit by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency to Tehran, Amirabdollahian said that a principled agreement has been reached with the IAEA to resolve technical issues. “We will follow up the issuance of a joint statement as soon as possible.”

He also said Iran will join the Vienna talks with full determination to reach a good agreement.

Considering the US’ illegal withdrawal from the JCPOA and the non-compliance of the European sides, if they are willing in Vienna to fulfill their obligations, there is a possibility of achieving an agreement, the Iranian diplomat added, according to the government’s official website.

Pointing to a recent visit by Iran’s Special Envoy to Kabul, Amirabdollahian said the Taliban have been reminded about the necessity of establishing an inclusive government and opening the common border with Iran to meet the needs of the Afghan people.

For his part, Wang Yi lauded the resumption of Vienna talks and the IAEA Director General's visit to Tehran, described Iran's position on the revival of the JCPOA as fair, and stressed China's opposition to any extremist action regarding the JCPOA.

He also stressed the need to strengthen the neighbors' initiative to help the people of Afghanistan and establish peace and stability in that country.

Accordingly, the third summit of Afghanistan's neighbors will be held in China, he noted.

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