China opposes S. Korea’s unilateral sanctions against Iran

China on Thursday expressed its dissatisfaction over South Korea's new sanctions on Iran for its nuclear program.

China does not approve of the unilateral sanctions, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said.

The spokeswoman said Beijing hopes countries will instead stick to diplomatic efforts and seek a resolution through dialogue and negotiations.

On Wednesday, South Korea joined the United States, the EU and Japan in imposing additional sanctions against Iran.

The United States hailed the new sanctions.

The move by Seoul came under U.S. pressure.

Iran has come under pressure by the U.S. and its allies for its nuclear activities which are solely aimed to produce electricity.

Iran’s nuclear activities are monitored by the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency.


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