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China wants dialogue with Iran, not sanctions

China Criticizes “Unilateral” US Sanctions Against Iran, Voice of America, , January 4th, 2012  China on Wednesday strongly criticized the United States for imposing fresh sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei told reporters in Beijing that dialogue and negotiations – not sanctions – are the bestway to ease tensions and resolve the dispute.
“China is against one country putting their domestic laws above international law and placing unilateral sanctions on another country.”
Hong acknowledged that China has what he called “regular, open and transparent economic and energy interactions with Iran” that do not violate U.N. Security Council resolutions and will not impair third party interests. Therefore, he said, such interactions should not be
affected by the latest sanctions.
Last week, the United States imposed a new round of sanctions against financial institutions that deal with Iran’s central bank. The movecould affect Iran’s ability to sell oil on international markets…..

January 6, 2012 - Posted by | general

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