13 May 2018 - 00:58
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Iran FM off to Beijing

Tehran, May 13, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for Beijing early Sunday at the head of high-ranking political-economic delegation.

At the end of Beijing visit, he is slated to travel to Moscow and Brussels to continue JCPOA-related talks in the aftermath of US walkaway from the key international deal.

Earlier, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that Zarif will embark on an intensive tour of China, Russia and Belgium late Saturday to explore ways of preserving the JCPOA’s with Europe and other parties to the deal.

He added that Zarif will leave for China, Russia and seat of European Union at the order of President Hassan Rouhani to exchange views with Europe and other parties to the JCPOA on the survival of the deal following US departure.

Zarif will hold talks with Chinese officials on the first leg of his tour which will take him to Moscow later.
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