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China's foreign minister to visit Vienna for Iran nuclear deal talks

CHINA -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about a major bus accident in North Korea, during a news conference in Beijing, April 23, 2018
BEIJING, July 4 (Reuters)

China's foreign minister and state councillor, Wang Yi, will go to Vienna on Friday for talks with Iran, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as the nations left in the Iran nuclear deal work to save the pact without the United States.

The spokesman, Lu Kang, made the comment at a daily news briefing.

Iran said its foreign minister would meet counterparts from U.S. allies Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russia and China, in Vienna to discuss how to maintain the Iran nuclear deal, from which the United States has pulled out.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Christian Shepherd)