IRNA – China is opposed to any measure to help US unilateral sanctions on Tehran, and will continue with economic cooperation with Iran, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday.
Despite the unilateral sanctions measures, China will still continue with its regular long-term cooperation with Iran within the framework of international regulations, Chunying told IRNA correspondent in her weekly press briefing.
US President Donald Trump in May announced Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from a hard-won 2015 agreement of world powers with Iran over the country’s nuclear program.
Trump said he will reinstate sanctions on Tehran, the first round of which were imposed in early August and the second round is expected to come into force on November 4.
The other parties to the deal as well as the European Union have expressed their opposition to the US measure, pledging to make every effort to save the deal.
Noting that cooperation between Iran and China is based on logic and law, the spokeswoman said that this cooperation has to be respected.
Chunying said that during a foreign ministerial meeting of the remaining parties to Iran nuclear deal in New York in September, all of them stressed that the economic cooperation with Iran need to be continued based on the accord.
China and EU and all the remaining parties to the deal will safeguard their legitimate rights and interest in relation with the pact.