China criticizes US effort to reduce Iran oil sales



Associated Press

China, one of Iran’s biggest oil export markets, on Monday criticized Washingtons decision to tell Beijing and other governments to stop buying crude from Tehran or face sanctions.

China opposes Washington’s unilateral sanctions and long-arm jurisdiction, said a foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang. He said Beijing’s dealings with Iran are reasonable and legitimate.

U.S. officials told reporters the Trump administration will inform other governments they no longer will be exempt from sanctions.

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