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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks on US Reimposing Certain Sanctions on Iran

2018-08-10

Q: According to the statement from US President Trump released by the White House the other day, the first round of US sanctions on Iran officially snapped back into place. What is your comment? How will this impact China-Iran cooperation in the economic, trade and energy fields?

A: China consistently opposes unilateral sanctions and "long-arm jurisdiction", a position that has been publicly stated on many occasions. China has been carrying out open, transparent and normal business cooperation with Iran in the economic, trade and energy sectors. Such cooperation is reasonable, legitimate and lawful. It contravenes no UN Security Council resolutions or internatioanl obligations China has pledged into, undermines the interests of no one, and thus deserves to be respected and maintained.

China always believes that reckless imposition of sanctions or threatening to use them will not help solve the issues. The only viable way out of the issues is through dialogue and negotiation. We hope that the relevant parties could resolve their differences through dialogue and consultation on the basis of equality and mutual respect and jointly safeguard regional and world peace and stability.

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