Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China

Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China

He added if the European powers were unable to make guarantees, "we must choose the path of self-sufficiency and nuclear industry with our own capabilities".

However, President Trump has explicitly noted that United States hopes to reach a "fair" deal with Iran through new rounds of talks.

"China is by far the first economic partner of Iran".

On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced that the US was walking away from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which he described as a terrible deal.

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.

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Speaking on Sunday in Beijing, Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran's readiness "for all options" but expressed optimism that this round of negotiations could save the 2015 deal.

Mohammad Javad Zarif's tour began two days after unprecedented Israeli strikes in Syria which a monitor said killed at least 11 Iranian fighters, triggering fears of a broader conflict between the two arch-enemies.

President Hassan Rouhani said he had asked Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to negotiate with European countries, China and Russian Federation in the coming weeks.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. still wanted to work with the Europeans on a new deal.

Before leaving, Zarif published a government statement on his Twitter page, slamming Trump's "extremist administration" for abandoning "an accord recognized as a victory of diplomacy by the global community".

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The French, German and British authorities has repeatedly expressed their concerns about the missile power of our country. On this basis, the JCPOA was supposed to be merely an "introduction", or a "symbol" for controlling Iran's vast power.


"There are many states which are unhappy with Trump's decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal and never support his move".

"Iran's interests in important areas and issues relevant to the JCPOA, like oil, gas, and petrochemicals sales, as well as banking relations should be clearly and explicitly defined and guaranteed", Rouhani said.

"Iran's Military Budget is up more than 40 percent since the Obama negotiated Nuclear Deal was reached. just another indicator that it was all a big lie", he wrote.

China offers Iran a valuable alternative to trade with the US and Europe.

Trump has said that he would reinstate USA nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

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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.

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