Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who is in China to discuss the future of the nuclear deal in light of United States withdrawal, said JCPOA would stay in place as long as European Union guarantees that Iran's interests are not violated, Mehr news agency reported.
In Beijing, Zarif will hold talks with foreign Minister Wang Yi on the future of the nuclear agreement, reports Interfax-Ukraine with reference to the Iranian media.
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Iran's Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Beijing today on the first leg of a whirlwind diplomatic tour planned to rescue the nuclear deal left on the brink of collapse after the U.S. pulled out.
As President of the Republic, we are ready for all options.
Germany and France have significant trade links with Iran and remain committed to the nuclear agreement, as does Britain, and the three countries' foreign ministers plan to meet on Tuesday to discuss it.
China offered to hold strategic talks with Iran but did not disclose whether Beijing might scale back imports in light of renewed USA sanctions.
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Iran's foreign minister departed on a whirlwind diplomatic tour early Sunday as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a landmark nuclear deal in the wake of Washington's withdrawal.
The President of France Emmanuel macron in a telephone conversation with the American leader Donald trump has expressed concern about the tensions after the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
Before leaving, Zarif published a government statement on his Twitter page, slamming the "extremist administration" of Trump for abandoning "an accord recognised as a victory of diplomacy by the worldwide community".
Trump hit back Saturday evening, tweeting that the accord had failed to contain Iran's militarism.
China's Foreign Ministry on May 13 said Zarif will "exchange views with relevant parties on the developments of the Iranian nuclear issue".
"China and Iran have comprehensive strategic partnership and are trade partners and these relations still continue", he noted.
Europe's largest economies lobbied to protect their companies' investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies.