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China discusses future cooperation with Iran after attack on Israel

China discusses future cooperation with Iran after attack on Israel Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

China has reiterated its commitment to advancing cooperation with Iran across various sectors. Beijing acknowledged Tehran's right to "self-defense" in the event of an attack by Israel, according to China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

"China is ready to steadily advance practical cooperation in various fields with Iran and promote greater development of China-Iran relations," Wang Yi conveyed to his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian during a telephone conversation.

Furthermore, the head of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted Iran's position that its attack on Israel was "limited," and Tehran was "exercising its right of self-defense." Beijing is confident that Iran is capable of managing the situation to "avoid further turbulence."

As Bloomberg reports, the Chinese minister did not specify the type of cooperation mentioned, although Beijing has made similar statements in the past.

Iran's attack on Israel

On the night of April 14, Iran launched a massive attack on Israel, employing hundreds of drones and missiles. Following the attack, the IDF reported that nearly all aerial targets were intercepted, and the damage from the attack was minimal.

The attack was in response to Israel's strike on Iran's embassy in Syria, resulting in the death of several generals.

For more on the aftermath of Iran's attack on Israel, read RBC-Ukraine's coverage.