Chinese defence minister Wei said his visit was aimed at “improving the strategic defense cooperation” between Iran and China — cooperation that he said would have a “remarkable” impact.
“If the tiniest move by you happens against nation of Iran, center of the Zionist regime will be destination of our armed forces,” President Raisi said, referring to Tel Aviv.
Speaking at a ceremony marking Iran's national day of nuclear technology, the hard-line president said his administration will support an acceleration in research of peaceful nuclear technology.
Emmanuel Macron, France's first leader born after the colonial era, has made a priority of reckoning with its past and forging a new relationship with former colonies.
Since then-President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018, Iran has raced forward with its nuclear program, making it all but impossible to simply turn back the clock.
Ebrahim Raisi's comments, the first since Tuesday's attack, did not blame anyone specifically for the incident.
The annual SCO summit is expected to deliberate extensively on the developments in Afghanistan as well as the overall regional security scenario.
On Tuesday the IAEA said its monitoring at Iranian nuclear sites had been "seriously undermined" by Tehran's suspension of some inspections since February.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said he is opposed to the creation of insecurity in the region, adding: "The presence of Americans in the region, including Afghanistan, has not provided security."
France, alongside the U.S., Germany, Britain, Russia, and China, was part of the original 2015 nuclear agreement and has played a prominent role as intermediary.
“Tehran welcomes New Delhi’s role in the establishment of security in Afghanistan.
The former judiciary chief known for his distrust of the West takes the reins at a tense time.
Raisi replaces moderate president Hassan Rouhani, whose landmark achievement was the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six major powers.
Rouhani's comments come as officials in his government have appeared rudderless in recent months amid a series of crises ranging from the coronavirus pandemic to drought-fuelled public protests.