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Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has wished for further expansion of ties between Tehran and Beijing in a message issued on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival.
Military forces from Iran, Russia and China are going to stage a joint naval drill in the coming weeks, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani stated on Monday.
Iran and China believe that the recent developments in the Red Sea are attributed to the spillover from the cruelty being inflicted on Gaza, Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Nasser Kanaani has stated. He was responding to a recent report claiming that China had asked Iran to help rein in Yemeni strikes on ships or risk harming business ties with Beijing.
US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has pressed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to persuade Tehran to cease its support for Yemen's Houthis attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea in support of Gaza, Reuters reported, citing a senior White House official. Iran says Yemen is an “independent country” that acts “based on its assessment".
Iran’s former foreign minister has urged Tehan to go for a middle ground between China, Russia and the United States and avoid getting too close to any of them.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has warned about the spillover of the Gaza conflict to the rest of the region, stressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can only survive through continued war and genocide.
China’s ambassador to Iran says his country will contribute more heavily to the improvement of global economy through cooperation with Iran.
Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the assistant and a senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, said during his visit to China that Tehran and Beijing should establish a shared understanding concerning common threats and interests.
The mayor of the Iranian capital has rejected criticisms that his recent visit to China meant to strike a deal with Beijing to help overhaul Tehran’s transportation system is a ‘stab in the back’ of indigenous production and technology.
The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone call with his Chinese counterpart, urged Beijing to use its capacities to stop Israeli attacks on Gaza.
Iranian and Chinese top officials have discussed plans for construction of nuclear power plants and stressed the need to fight unilateralism in the world.
Iran’s exports of oil to China hit a historic record in August despite Washington pressure on Tehran, according to a report published in the local media citing data from a major international energy data company.
The Iranian foreign minister has held a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart saying the 25-year cooperation agreement between Tehran and Beijing is on the right track.
China's ambassador to Iran says the two countries are at the peak of their cooperation, voicing hope that with the efforts of the Iranian and Chinese presidents, bilateral relations will improve more than ever.
Open-source photos from the Armiya-2023 military forum in Russia indicate there is an unspecified Chinese company presenting its suicide drone called Sunflower 2000. Based on its looks and declared specifications, it is basically a copy of the Iranian-made Shahed-136 loitering munition.
China will continue to strengthen the security cooperation mechanism with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries and deepen defense collaboration with Iran and Belarus, Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu has said.
Iran’s crude oil exports to China have tripled over the past three years, up from 324,000 barrels per day in 2020 to approximately one million this year despite US sanctions targeting the Iranian oil exports, the latest figures by data analytics firm Kepler have showed.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali-Akbar Ahmadian has emphasized that Tehran appreciates Beijing's sound policy towards West Asia, praising China's contribution to the regional peace. He made the remarks in a meeting with China's top diplomat Wang Yi on the sidelines of the 13th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and Representatives in South Africa.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a televised interview that Tehran would maintain its relations with countries while pursuing its “Look to Asia” policy, but hastened to add that the Islamic Republic “will never allow Russia or China to think that they are our only choices.”
A group of former Iranian diplomats have warned the government of President Ebrahim Raisi against sticking to what they describe as a “one-sided” look-to-the-East policy and anti-West approach, saying an unbalanced foreign policy agenda will harm the interests of the country.
China’s ambassador to Iran says his country supports the Islamic Republic’s bid to join the BRICS group of emerging economies.
Beijing has slammed the fresh Iran-related sanctions imposed by Washington on Chinese targets. China has urged the US to stop its unreasonable suppression of Chinese organizations and individuals.