Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said if the parties can resume their commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, Iran will also return to commitments based on the agreement.
Speaking in an interview with China’s CGTN’s Dong Xue on Monday evening, Amir Abdollahian said that foreign ministers of the two countries of Iran and China reached a consensus over the future of Iran’s nuclear program.
“During the visit, we reached a consensus on some significant issues, including the implementation of a comprehensive cooperation agreement between the two sides,” the top Iranian diplomat said.
“In order to implement this long-term vision proposed by our leaders for the development of Iran-China relations, both sides need a road map, so we’ve reached a 25-year, long-term strategic comprehensive cooperation agreement. My visit here is to discuss with my Chinese counterpart, Mr. Wang Yi how to implement the plan. We also exchanged views on major international and regional issues,” the top Iranian diplomat added.
He praised China, saying it has been playing a constructive and rational role in Iran nuclear deal negotiations, especially in the recent talks in Vienna to remove anti-Iranian sanctions imposed by the United States against the country.
“During the recent negotiations in Vienna, as I mentioned in my conversation with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, we appreciate China’s support and I expressed my hope for China to continue supporting Iran’s position.”
“We also assured Chinese officials that Iran is not playing with time or trying to derail the negotiations, and that we have made constructive, positive and realistic proposals at the negotiating table in Vienna” Amir Abdollahian noted.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Iran’s foreign minister said that country’s top negotiator Mr. Ali Bagheri Kani and a team of professional senior Iranian experts are working against the clock in Vienna to develop proposals.
Source: Iranian media