Wang Yi Spoke on the Phone with Iranian Foreign Minister Abdullahiyan

April 15, 2024

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On April 15, 2024, Wang Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister, had a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Abdullahiyan at request.

Abdullahiyan introduced Iran's position on the attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria, saying that the United Nations Security Council did not make the necessary response and Iran had the right to respond in self-defense to the violation of its sovereignty. The current regional situation is very sensitive, and Iran is willing to exercise restraint and has no intention of further escalating the situation. Iran advocates an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and supports China's active efforts to promote ceasefire, restore regional peace, and strengthen cooperation among regional countries. Iran is willing to work with China to promote the further development of Iran-China cooperation.

Wang Yi said that China strongly condemns and firmly opposes the attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria, and believes that this incident seriously violates international law and is unacceptable. China has noted Iran's statement that the actions it took were limited and it was an exercise of the right of self-defense in response to the attack on the embassy building. China appreciates Iran's emphasis on not targeting regional countries and neighboring countries and its reaffirmation of its continued pursuit of good-neighborly and friendly policies. We believe that Iran can grasp the situation well and avoid further instability while safeguarding Iran's sovereignty and dignity.

Wang Yi said that the current situation is the spillover effect of the escalation of the conflict in Gaza. The top priority is to implement Security Council Resolution 2728 as soon as possible, achieve a ceasefire and an end to the war in Gaza, effectively protect civilians, and prevent further exacerbation of humanitarian disasters. China is willing to maintain communication with Iran and jointly promote a comprehensive, fair and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue. China and Iran are comprehensive strategic partners. China is willing to work with Iran to steadily advance practical cooperation in various fields and promote greater development of China-Iran relations.