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Iran FM: Partnership deal with China ‘win-win’ for both nations

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) elbow bumps with Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu Province, January 14, 2022. (Photo by Xinhua)

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says a 25-year comprehensive strategic partnership agreement signed with China will be a “win-win” for both nations since it serves the interests of both sides.

“In this agreement, we have included anything that is in line with the interests of the two nations. Tehran and Beijing will benefit from the deal, which will today enter its implementation phase,” he told China Global Television Network (CGTN) on Saturday.

“Tehran-Beijing relations and bonds are expanding in all areas and the 25-year strategic partnerships and cooperation will pursue a win-win approach.”

The partnership agreement, which was finalized in May 202, is meant to strengthen long-standing economic and political alliance between Iran and China and is viewed is a milestone in their bilateral relations.

Heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, Iran’s top diplomat travelled to China on Thursday at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi.

Amir-Abdollahian told CGTN that he had discussed with Chinese officials the implementation of the partnership deal as well as important regional and international developments and the Vienna talks between Iran and the five parties to the 2015 nuclear accord, including Beijing.

He said the Chinese envoy to the Vienna talks was one of the active parties in the diplomatic process. The Chinse negotiator, he added, played a constructive role in support of Iran’s nuclear rights and underlined the need for a removal of oppressive US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

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On Sunday, Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani, chairman of Iran-China parliamentary friendship group, hailed the strategic partnership deal as “a regional harmony factor” in Asia, adding that the pact will lead to Chinese investment in Iran and the expansion of regional contacts.

“The United States is seeking to deal a blow to the economies of Iran and China, but this common enemy can itself strengthen the Iran-China agreement and provide a strategy to overcome American mischief in the region,” the Iranian lawmaker stressed.

Iran’s enhanced ties with the East “will make the United States and the West feel endangered, and this will make them retreat in the [Vienna] talks. This will, in fact, set a deadline for the West in negotiations with Iran to clarify the state of removing the sanctions as soon as possible.”

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