Iran-China ties to enter new phase by correct track laying: Mousavi
ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency
Mon / 13 July 2020 / 13:25
Tehran (ISNA) – Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi stressed that Iran- China relations will enter a new phase by the correct track laying.
Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Mousavi said, "Criticism offered to the 25-year draft document for comprehensive cooperation between Tehran and Beijing has foreign roots. The other parties believe that via this roadmap Iran would be able to make the US economic pressure campaign and sanctions futile, which is of course true".
"After the travel of Chinese president to Iran, the two were determined to draw a roadmap for strategic cooperation. The latest draft for the 25-year comprehensive cooperation plan was brought by the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to China," he added.
"Iran has prepared a draft document, it should be sent to the other side to be finalized, then an agreement will be signed according to the drafts and we will inform the public opinion about the issue and the document," the spokesman noted.
He stressed that the prepared draft of the roadmap by Iran will end in the endorsement of contracts in various sectors with China.
"Iran-China relations will enter a new phase by the correct track laying."
Mousavi reiterated that Iran is ready to have such agreement on cooperation with other friendly countries as well.
Regarding the incident that happened in Natanz nuclear facility, Mousavi said that the incident has no effects on Iran's nuclear activities and that the job in Natanz in being done and the place is being reconstructed.
"When the studies over the exact cause of the event finalized, Supreme National Security Council or the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran will inform public about the issue and the Islamic Republic will react in accordance with the results," he said.
About the 7-billion-dollar debt of South Korea to Iran, Mousavi said that the talks are in progress at the level of foreign ministries and central banks of the countries.
"Iran has already told the Koreans that their pretext not to pay the debt of the Iranian people is by no means acceptable," he noted.
Mousavi said that Iran is not under UN sanctions; a rebel and bully country has sanctioned Iran, and South Korea as independent country has no duty to follow the sanctions.
Hoping that South Korea will pay its debts, he said the pretext of Seoul is accepted in no court.
About the latest situation of the case of death of former Judge Gholam-Reza Mansouri in Romania, the spokesman said there were some lack of cooperation on the part of Romanian Government in the beginning, but the relevant officials of the Iranian Embassy in Romania had meetings with the Romanian Coroner's Office and the file was sent to the court to be investigated. After that, the dead body will be permitted to be taken to Iran after coronavirus-related examinations and removal of restrictions.
About the recent border conflicts between Azerbaijan and Armenia, Mousavi called on the two countries to exercise self-restraint and resolve their dispute over Karabakh through political ways, expressing sorrow over the incident in which Azeri forces were killed.
Iran has repeatedly expressed readiness for helping the two neighboring countries to solve the issue peacefully, he said.
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