FM: Iran’s support for the one-China principle is unmistakable
“Respect for the territorial integrity of countries is one of the recognized fundamental principles of international law,” wrote the head of diplomacy. “In this context, the Islamic Republic’s support for the ‘one China’ principle is unmistakable.”
He made the remarks in a tweet on Wednesday after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi concluded her controversial two-day visit to Chinese Taipei in a show of support for separatist voices on the self-governing island.
“The provocative measures of the United States,” Amirabdollahian added, “have turned into a source of threat to international peace and stability.”
China enjoys sovereignty over Chinese Taipei under the “one China” principle. Almost every country in the world recognizes this sovereignty.
The United States also recognizes Chinese sovereignty over the island, but has long courted Chinese Taipei in an attempt to piss off Beijing.
Washington, which backs Chinese Taipei’s breakaway president, also continues to sell weapons to the island in violation of its own stated policy.
The US House speaker was the highest-ranking US government official to visit Chinese Taipei in 25 years.
On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said the visit was part of US officials’ interference in China’s internal affairs and would only foment tensions in the region.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran considers respect for the territorial integrity of countries to be among its foreign policy principles, and support for the one-China policy is unquestionable in accordance with this principle,” he said. he declares.
Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua said his country appreciates Tehran’s condemnation of US provocations.
“We praise the Iranian side’s condemnation of the provocative actions and interference of the United States in China’s internal affairs,” he tweeted.
In a separate statement on Wednesday, Reza Zabib, director general of the Asia and Oceania department of Iran’s foreign ministry, called the visit a “turning point” in already strained relations between China and the United States.
He called the heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing a “Second Cold War”, which he said will lead to “major shocks” in international relations.
“Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is a turning point in China-America relations and it will affect international relations with the repercussions it creates,” Zabib said.