Iranian foreign minister meets with Chinese counterpart after U.S. quits nuclear deal
Trying to save nuclear deal
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Sunday in Beijing, several days after Washington announced its withdrawal from a nuclear deal.
During the meeting, Zarif told Wang that he hoped China and other countries will be able to “construct a clear future design” for the nuclear agreement.
President Hassan Rouhani said he had asked Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to negotiate with European countries, China and Russia in the coming weeks, in what is seen as a last-ditch effort to save Tehran’s nuclear deal after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the deal on Tuesday.
After his Beijing visit, Zarif will travel to Russia. He will then go to Brussels to meet counterparts from Germany, Britain and France “about the fate of the nuclear deal,” Iranian state television has said.