0234 GMT May 09, 2021
The signing of the 25-year comprehensive strategic partnership agreement between Tehran and Beijing is a serious warning to Washington, said the speaker of the Iranian Parliament on Sunday.
Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf added the deal makes the US realize that international relations are changing rapidly to its detriment and, thus, Washington is no longer in a position to unilaterally impose a model, program or agreement on independent states, IRNA reported.
He noted that the world is not limited to the West; the next century is that of Asia, and he described the roadmap as strategic.
Qalibaf proposed that the same models can be used for improving strategic relations with other countries, particularly neighbors.
He stressed that despite its importance, the agreement merely provides a general roadmap for expanding relations between Iran and China and future plans are required to turn the document into tangible cooperation in different fields, particularly the economic sector.