Chinese FM urges US to drop “long-arm jurisdiction” after US calls on China to cut oil imports from Iran


Photo of Hua Chunying: VCG

In response to a US media report calling on China to reduce oil imports from Iran, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that China’s cooperation with Iran is being conducted in under international law and urged the United States to abandon its “long-arm jurisdiction.” ”

Citing US and European officials, Reuters reported on Tuesday that the United States has contacted China to reduce Chinese imports of crude oil from Iran, as the United States tries to persuade Iran to resume talks. on relaunching a nuclear deal.

China’s position on Sino-Iranian economic and trade cooperation is consistent and clear, and cooperation has always been conducted within the framework of international law, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday at the meeting. from a regular press briefing, questioned about the report.

China and Iran have always conducted cooperation by following the principles of equality and mutual benefit, win-win cooperation and commercialization, Hua said.

The spokesperson further stressed that China strongly opposes any unilateral sanctions and urged the United States to lift the so-called long-arm jurisdiction over third-party entities and individuals as soon as possible.

The Reuters report said China’s imports of Iranian crude oil was one of the issues raised by US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman during her visit to China in late July.


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