Iran's Foreign Minister in China to rescue nuclear deal

Iranian diplomat kicks off tour to save nuclear deal

"Iran has asked the European Union and particularly Germany, France and Britain to announce as soon as possible their stand on how Iran's interests can be fulfilled and guaranteed under the nuclear agreement after America's withdrawal", the TV report said.

"China and Iran have comprehensive strategic partnership and are trade partners and these relations still continue", he noted.

Washington's decision to withdraw from the deal and reimpose sanctions angered its European allies as well as China and Russian Federation.

The Iranian foreign minister highlighted the need for other parties to the JCPOA to provide "sufficient guarantees" that assure Tehran of being able to "reap the benefits" of the nuclear deal.

Iran has said it would remain in the JCPOA for now, pending negotiations with the other signatories in the coming weeks before making a final decision on its future role in the agreement.

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.

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

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Washington's five other partners in the deal have already taken turns to denounce Trump's attack on the multilateral Iran deal, vowing that they would stick to their commitments under the accord despite the United States withdrawal.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. still wanted to work with the Europeans on a new deal. "They will never abandon the U.S. for us", said housewife Poormoslem at a protest against Trump on Friday.

Trump long complained about the deal and said Tehran was violating the "spirit" of it by continuing to test ballistic missiles and by supporting militant activities in the region, leading him to withdraw from the pact on May 8.

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It reiterated that Iran was preparing to resume "industrial-scale" uranium enrichment "without any restrictions" unless Europe provided solid guarantees that it could maintain trade ties despite renewed USA sanctions.

That is part of a flurry of diplomatic activity following Trump's unilateral withdrawal from what he called "a terrible, one-sided deal", a move accompanied by the threat of penalties against any foreign firms doing business in Iran.

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