Iran's Foreign Minister appreciated China for its supportive position in the Vienna nuclear talks and criticized the lack of initiative by the three European countries.

Hossein Amirabdollahian, in a telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, condemned the behavior of the US government and some Western countries in connection with the diplomatic embargo on the Beijing Winter Olympics and announced the presence of Iranian senior sports officials in this important event. 

The two sides stressed the need for continued consultations between Tehran and Beijing on bilateral issues, as well as issues of mutual concern in the international arena.

The Chinese foreign minister also conveyed the warm greetings of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to Iran’s president, and called the relations between the two countries' strategic, and announced the Chinese government's intention to further develop and deepen relations.

Supporting the positions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Chinese foreign minister stressed the need for convergence and cooperation with other developing countries against the unilateralism and expansionism of international powers, especially the United States.

In response to the invitation of the Chinese foreign minister, Amirabdollahian announced his readiness to visit Beijing in the near future.