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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson dismissed reports that Tehran and Beijing have halted negotiations on a 25-year agreement pending the US presidential election results.
In comments on Tuesday, Saeed Khatibzadeh said Iran and China are engaged in talks on details of the long-term deal, whose results would be made public soon.

Rejecting reports on the suspension of the Iran-China negotiations until after the US presidential election, the spokesman said such untrue claims are raised by the hostile media outlets.

“The negotiations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and China about the 25-year deal are going on seriously, and have nothing to do with the elections of any country, particularly the United States of America,” he added.

In October, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif traveled to China with a high-ranking delegation for an official visit that included talks on mutual cooperation.

“Fruitful talks in beautiful Tengchong with my friend Wang Yi on Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Rejected US unilateralism and US attempts to create unipolar world. Agreed on strengthening our ties incl 25-yr plan, regional coop, preserving JCPOA & vaccine collab,” Zarif said in a tweet after the trip.