China rejects US call to stop Iran oil imports

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang has said that China has no plans to cooperate with the US President Trump’s call to end Iran oil exports.

“China is always opposed to unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang was cited by US Washington Examiner as telling reporters when asked if China would cooperate with the US.

"We maintain normal exchanges and cooperation within the framework conforming to our respective obligations under the international law," he added. "This is beyond reproach."

“China and Iran are friendly countries,” the China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman added.

On May the 8th, the US President Donald Trump unlawfully pulled the United States out of Iran nuclear deal, reinstating the unilateral sanctions on the country.

In line with their aim of putting pressure on Iran, the United States Department of State has called on countries to reduce Iran oil imports to zero by November.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed on Tue. that the US will not succeed in cutting off Iran's ties with the world. 


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