Min­istry: Sanc­tions rea­son­ing flawed

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By MO JINGXI mo­jingxi@chi­nadaily.com.cn

China is op­posed to the “long-arm ju­ris­dic­tion” by a cer­tain coun­try based on its do­mes­tic law, For­eign Min­istry spokesman Lu Kang said on Wed­nes­day after the US an­nounced new Iran-linked sanc­tions in­volv­ing en­ti­ties and in­di­vid­u­als in China.

“It is not con­ducive to en­hanc­ing the mu­tual trust among re­lated par­ties, nor their ef­forts to solve some in­ter­na­tional is­sues through co­op­er­a­tion,” Lu said at a daily news con­fer­ence in Bei­jing.

China-based pro­cure­ment agent Emily Liu and four as­so­ci­ated en­ti­ties were among the 18 en­ti­ties and in­di­vid­u­als des­ig­nated for “en­gag­ing in sup­port of il­licit Ira­nian ac­tors or transna­tional crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity”, said a US Trea­sury De­part­ment state­ment re­leased on Tues­day.

The sanc­tions came after US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion de­clared on Mon­day that Iran was com­ply­ing with a 2015 nu­clear deal. Th­ese new sanc­tions con­cern Iran’s bal­lis­tic mis­sile pro­gram and what the US called “ma­lign ac­tiv­i­ties’’.

Iran has been earnestly per­form­ing on nu­clear deal is­sues, he said. Mean­while, links be­tween Iran and other coun­tries are in­creas­ing. “This con­forms to the will of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity,” he said.

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