Greater Middle East (bbabo.net) - Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi noted that some of the statements made during Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Saudi Arabia caused "displeasure of the Iranian people and government, and Iran demands serious compensation for this ". This is reported by the Iranian news agency IRNA.
Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Hu Chunhua arrived in Iran on a working visit at the head of a trade and economic delegation.
Noting that the ties between the Islamic Republic of Iran and China have been constantly developing since the Islamic Revolution, President Raisi added that some statements made during the recent visit of the President of the People's Republic of China to the region caused discontent among the Iranian people and government. Raisi also noted that Iran is demanding serious compensation for this.
Hu Chunhua, for his part, emphasized China's desire to develop ties with a strong Iran. He stated that China's determination to strengthen and deepen relations with the Islamic Republic will be maintained regardless of regional and international developments.
He also added that China has always respected the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Islamic Republic.
As bbabo.net previously reported, the Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Chinese ambassador to Tehran to protest against the statement regarding the three disputed islands in the Persian Gulf.
Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said that Chang Hua was summoned to the Foreign Ministry to express "strong dissatisfaction" with the joint statement by China and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
It says that the dispute over the islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa should be resolved through negotiations between Iran and the UAE in accordance with international law.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian tweeted that the strategic islands are "integral parts" of Iran and that Tehran will not allow anyone to violate its territorial integrity.