TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - In his meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Wang Yi stressed his country's collaboration with Iran to keep the international nuclear deal of Iran.
The two FMs stressed the historical and strategic ties between Iran and China and called for the expansion of the ties within political, economic, cultural, energy, fighting terrorism as well as other areas of interest between the two countries.
Wang Yi stressed that Beijing strongly opposes US unilateral sanctions against Iran, describing Iran's nuclear deal or JCPOA as a significant diplomatic achievement and a symbol of multilateralism.
Rejecting any unilateralism, Wang Yi expressed China'a will to collaborate wit Iran and international community to protect JCPOA.
Under the JCPOA, reached in July 2015 between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions.
Yet, US President Donald Trump withdrew Washington in May 2018 from the multilateral nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and decided to re-impose unilateral sanctions against Tehran.
The two FMs will discuss the latest international developments today on Beijing's time in China's Foreign Ministry office.