Tehran, 25 November 2021 (TDI): Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, addressed negotiations on US sanctions. As well, the bilateral ties, and developments in Afghanistan.

The 4th online meeting of the countries covered recent positive developments in bilateral relations. Amir Abdollahian said that “the details of the measures taken in line with implementing economic agreements will be presented to China soon”.

US sanctions on Iran and the Kabul situation

Both officials condemned US interference in national affairs. They highlighted the US attempts to interfere in Chinese issues under various pretexts. As well, US efforts to politicize sports, including banning Iranian sports teams from having to access to financial resources and threatening not to participate in the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Referring to the recent visit of the Iran Special Envoy to Kabul, he agreed on the importance of establishing an inclusive government in Afghanistan. Additionally, the need for opening the borders of the two countries to satisfy the requirements of Afghans. Accordingly, the third summit of Afghanistan’s neighbors will be held in China, he noted.

China’s view on the resumption of the JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Minister highlighted the visit of the IAEA Director General to Tehran this week. He mentioned that a principled agreement has been reached with the IAEA to resolve technical issues during this trip. Therefore, the country will follow up on the issuance of a joint statement as soon as possible.

The official also pointed out that Iran will join Vienna talks with full determination to reach a good agreement. He stressed the US’ illegal withdrawal and the non-compliance of the European side. “If both parties agree to fulfill their obligations, there is a possibility of reaching an agreement”, he added.

Meanwhile, Yi invited Amir Abdollahian to visit Beijing. The Chinese official congratulated Iran on the resumption of the Vienna talks. He described Iran’s position on the revival of the JCPOA as fair. Furthermore, he stressed China’s opposition to any extremist action regarding the JCPOA.

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