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Iran’s FM Zarif urges ‘friends’ to take concrete action to save nuclear deal

Iran’s FM Zarif urges ‘friends’ to take concrete action to save nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged “friends” including China and Russia to take “concrete action” to safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal, AFP reported. The United States withdrew from the agreement a year ago and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.

On a visit to Beijing, Zarif said he would also talk with Chinese officials about “bilateral ties and the very dangerous issues that are ongoing in our region today,” according to a video published on the Iranian Foreign Ministry website.

Zarif also told Iranian state media before leaving Japan on his way to China that remaining signatories of Iran’s nuclear deal should act to save the accord as “supportive statements” are not enough.

Last week, Iran said that it would scale back some commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal.