"On the threshold of the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, I am very delighted that I had a video meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. We agreed on deepening all-out strategic ties between the two countries, enhancement of the 25-year mutual cooperation plan and strengthening mutual support in the international affairs," Zarif wrote in Chinese on his twitter page.
"We underlined again our support for Iran nuclear deal, multilateralism and the international laws and voiced opposition to unilateralism and weakening of Iran nuclear deal," he added.
Zarif also wished a happy Dragon Boat Festival for the Chinese.
Iranian Ambassador to Beijing Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh had on Monday appreciated China for its recent position against the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution against Tehran, stressing that his country will never forget Beijing's support.
"China's recent position towards the Agency's resolution was firm and memorable. We will not forget it," Keshavarzzadeh wrote on his twitter page.
He also retweeted the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson's recent remarks.
"E3 Foreign Ministers released a joint statement on Iran and upholding JCPOA commitments. Having quit JCPOA, the US has no right to ask the UNSC to trigger sanctions snapback. We urge the US to return to JCPOA and the UNSC resolution," the spokesperson had said.
Last Friday, the IAEA's Board of Governors passed a resolution, put forward by Britain, France and Germany, and opposed by Russia and China, to push for intrusive inspections of two Iranian nuclear sites that the trio claims may have been used for undeclared nuclear activities in the early 2000s.
Succumbing to Washington’s pressure, the three European countries, parties to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have so far failed to honor their commitments under a landmark agreement and offset the impacts of the US sanctions, which were re-imposed on Iran following the US' unilateral withdrawal from the deal in May 2018.
This is while Tehran has rejected the allegations of non-cooperation with the IAEA, insisting that it is prepared to resolve potentially outstanding differences with the IAEA.