Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Monday that Tehran does not have any preference for the next US president, as he denied reports of blocked Iranian assets in China.
“The fact is that whether Trump wins or Biden, it will have no difference for Iran,” said during a press conference in Tehran.
“Of course Trump has committed some crimes that Biden has not,” he said, adding, “One should wait and see. We will make decision based on developments in the United States but this does not mean that we have the slightest preference for any candidate,” the spokesman was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
Khatibzadeh rejected the “untrue” reports about the relations between Tehran and Beijing, saying, “No (Iranian) money is blocked in China.”
“Many (such) reports (about Iran-China ties) are incorrect. We are in constant talks with the Chinese,” he stated, according to Tasnim news agency.
There are resources in China that are being used for Iran’s economic cycle, the spokesman said, adding that those resources are different from the frozen Iranian assets in Japan, Iraq and elsewhere.
Khatibzadeh pointed to the issue of Iranian financial resources in Japan as one of the serious issues which was discussed between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Japanese counterpart on Oct. 13.
FM Zarif hoped during the talks that Japanese side will fulfill its obligations within the framework of internationally recognized laws and regulations, according to the spokesman.
Commenting on the termination on the embargo against the Islamic Republic, Khatibzadeh said: “Iran’s arms embargoes were lifted on Oct. 18 at 15:00 O’clock and Islamic Republic of Iran managed to cease US unilateralism once again in the international arena.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, the spokesperson pointed to a telephone talk held between FM Zarif with his Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov on Oct. 15 on the latest situation of Nagorno- Karabakh conflict.
Source: Iranian media