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Iran top diplomat to visit China on Friday: state media

AFP  |  Tehran 

Iran's is set to visit on Friday for talks on "regional and international issues", state agency reported.

Coming amid soaring tensions between and Tehran, the visit would be an opportunity to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal from which the unilaterally withdrew a year ago, said.

The trip comes after visited Turkmenistan, and in the past week.

is one of the five remaining signatories to the nuclear deal, in addition to Britain, France, and It is also a major importer of Iranian

In Tokyo, accused the of an "unacceptable" escalation of tensions and said was showing "maximum restraint" despite Washington's withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

Tensions were already high after walked away from the accord in May 2018, but they have ratcheted up recently with the US deploying an group and bombers to the Gulf over alleged threats from

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 20:01 IST