Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China

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The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Javad Zarif arrived in China to discuss the fate of the nuclear deal after the exit of the United States.

"If the remaining five countries continue to abide by the agreement, Iran will remain in the deal despite the will of America", he continued, according to Reuters.

In a bid to meet the officials of the five signatory states of the JCPOA who has vowed to stay in the agreement after USA withdrawal, Iranian foreign minister a three stop tour from Beijing and he will finally wrap up his negotiations in Brussels.

President Hassan Rouhani said he hoped Iran could stay in the agreement.

"For the first time, Iran has the chance to show the world they are not the rogue nation they are always presented as, that they negotiated in good faith and keep to their commitments", said Karim Emile Bitar of the Institute for worldwide and Strategic Studies in Paris.

"Since the signing of the JCPOA (nuclear deal), we have gone from an atmosphere like a gold rush, to one of utter depression", said a Western trade diplomat on condition of anonymity.

Speaking on Sunday in Beijing, Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tehran's readiness "for all options" but expressed optimism that this round of negotiations could save the 2015 deal.

"I hope and believe that these visits to multiple countries will improve countries', including China's, understanding of Iran's position", Wang said.

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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif sought further talks after failing to win any concrete assurance to help tackle the USA threat of economic sanctions over its nuclear program.

Before leaving, Zarif published a government statement on his Twitter page, slamming the "extremist administration" of Trump for abandoning "an accord recognised as a victory of diplomacy by the worldwide community".

"We have had good relations with China before and since the deal", he said.

Trump long complained about the deal and said Tehran was violating the "spirit" of it by continuing to test ballistic missiles and by supporting militant activities in the region, leading him to withdraw from the pact on May 8.

Trump hit back on Saturday evening, tweeted that the accord had failed to contain Iran's militarism.

"China will take an objective, fair and responsible attitude, [and] keep communication and cooperation [up] with all parties concerned", Wang said.

Media captionWhat is the Iran nuclear deal?

Add that trump intends to immediately impose sanctions against any foreign companies that will do business with Iran.

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