News ID: 271264
Published: 0728 GMT July 08, 2020

Foreign media seeking to sour Iran-China relations: Vaezi

Foreign media seeking to sour Iran-China relations: Vaezi

Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi condemned recent rumors about a potential 25-year deal for Iran-China comprehensive cooperation, noting that foreign media has started a “destructive propaganda line” against expansion of Iran’s relations with other countries, China in particular.

Addressing a local meeting on July 8, Vaezi added that the deal is being prepared “based on common viewpoints aiming to support multilateralism,” Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.

“Foreign media have initiated a flow to damage relations between Iran and its neighboring states, China and Russia in particular,” Vaezi said, regretting that even some people inside the country are also moving in line with the destructive propaganda of those foreign media.

It is worth mentioning that the Iranian cabinet approved the final draft of a 25-year roadmap for Iran-China strategic relations earlier in June but the two countries have not yet finalized it for implementation. The primary purpose of the plan is to promote bilateral strategic cooperation at regional and international levels using a win-win approach.

Meanwhile, according to a report by Press TV, the potential deal will see China invest around $400 million in Iran’s energy and infrastructure sectors over a period of 25 years. In return, Iran would guarantee a stable supply of key energy products to the Chinese side. The roadmap also entails some specific terms on expansion of security and military cooperation between the two countries.


Resource: MNA
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