Raisi meets Chinese minister, stresses countering unilateralism
Iran's President stresses that the strategic relations with China are based on mutual political trust and says the US has failed in exerting maximum pressure on Iran.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stressed Wednesday that officials in Iran and China are determined to strengthen the long-term strategic relations between the two countries, regardless of international developments.
During his meeting with Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe in the Iranian capital, Tehran, Raisi pointed out that the strategic relations between Iran and China are based on mutual political trust, adding that "the successful implementation of the 25-year comprehensive cooperation program is a priority in this regard."
Raisi considered that "Unilateralism and hegemony are formed with the aim of controlling countries and preventing the sustainable economic growth of the world."
He underscored that "countering unilateralism and creating stability and order is possible only through the cooperation of independent powers."
Regarding the nuclear agreement, the Iranian President accused the US of wanting to "put the most intense pressure on Iran by violating the JCPOA."
"But today they officially admit that they have failed miserably in exerting maximum pressure on Iran. The Iranian nation has shown that its ideal rights and demands can be achieved through resistance," he affirmed.
Unilateralism hinders sustainable economic growth
For his part, Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe conveyed the greetings of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Raisi, highlighting that "Strengthening relations between Iran and China has always been a source of security for the region and the world, especially in the current critical and turbulent world."
Wei said that "Iran and China can cooperate on all global issues and contribute to the development of world peace and tranquility," adding that "Unilateralism hinders the sustainable economic growth of the world."
In the same context, Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani met his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Tehran, with the aim of enhancing the level of strategic defense cooperation between the two countries.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to meet with senior Iranian officials and discuss international, regional developments, and bilateral relations.