China protests US sanctions threat for buying Iran oil


China protests US sanctions threat for buying Iran oil

China on Tuesday strongly protested against a threat by the US to impose sanctions on countries that continue buying Iranian oil after Washington decided not to reissue waivers for oil imports from the Middle Eastern country.

Beijing urges Washington to respect its interests and concerns as well as “refrain from actions that are detrimental to Chinese rights and to global continued efforts to protect the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese enterprises”, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said during a press briefing.

“The international community, including China, engages in normal energy cooperation with Iran under the framework of international law, that is legitimate and reasonable and should be respected and protected,” Geng was quoted as saying by Efe news. Read More

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