Iran condemns politicization of sports events and opposes interference in China’s internal affairs: Chinese-Iranian FM video meeting
Published: Nov 25, 2021 10:25 AM
China Iran Photo:VCG

China Iran Photo:VCG

The so-called summit for democracy proposed by the US is to instigate division under the banner of democracy, which goes against the trend of the times and is doomed to fail, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a video conference on Wednesday with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian.

Abdollahian said Iran firmly opposes unilateralism, bullying, double standards and interference in China's sovereignty and internal affairs. Iran condemns the politicization of sports events and believes the 2022 Olympic Winter Games will be held successfully, the minister said.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Iran. Wang said that China is ready to promote bilateral relations to a new level, and is ready to work with Iran to implement the comprehensive cooperation and push forward new achievements.

Abdollahian said the comprehensive cooperation plan between the two countries has pushed the bilateral relations to enter a new stage. Iran will deepen exchanges with China in various sectors. 

The two sides exchanged views on the Iranian nuclear issue. China understands the reasonable demands of Iran and supports Iran in safeguarding its legitimate rights, Wang said. Abdollahian appreciated China's constructive role in restarting the Vienna negotiations and said that Iran would like to take part in the negotiations with a positive attitude. 

In early November, Wang Yi welcomed Iran's decision to resume the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear negotiations by late November in Vienna, noting that it revealed a positive position of Iran to reinstate its commitment. 

Iran also thanked China for upholding justice in the nuclear issue and other international affairs.

They also exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan.