Zarif bet on the continuation of the nuclear agreement on an essential condition
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed Iran's readiness for all options on the issue of nuclear, stressing that the continuation of the nuclear agreement depends on ensuring the interests of Iran.
"The European Union was the most sought after from Iran and called for Iran to stay in the nuclear agreement after the US withdrawal from it," Zarif told reporters in Beijing.
"The European countries must ensure that despite America's withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, the interests of the Iranian people will continue to be preserved," he said.
"China is Iran's best trading partner, despite its geographical distance, we are confident that the Chinese will be with us," he said.
"For us negotiations with five minus one plus one or with Group 5, we have started with our friends, China is one of Iran's closest friends, today we will talk about Iran getting its interests in the nuclear agreement after America's withdrawal," he said.
"Iran's relations with China, Russia and the European Union have always been good and positive," he said. "After America withdraws from the nuclear agreement, its importance will grow."
The Iranian foreign minister arrived in China on Tuesday for consultations with Chinese officials on ways to maintain Tehran's commitment to the nuclear deal and the safeguards that international actors may offer.