Iran urges 'concrete action' to save nuclear deal

Iranian FM calls on friends including China , Russia to take concrete action to safeguard 2015 nuclear deal.

BEIJING - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged "friends" including China and Russia to take "concrete action" to safeguard the 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrew from the agreement.

On a visit to Beijing, Zarif said he would also talk with Chinese officials about "bilateral ties and the very dangerous issues that are ongoing in our region today," according to a video published on the Iranian foreign ministry website.

"So far, the international community has mainly made statements instead of saving the deal," Zarif said, according to a report by the state-run IRNA news agency. "The practical step is quite clear: Economic relations with Iran should be normalized. This is what the deal clearly addresses."