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Iran: Beijing hostile to Washington’s new sanctions

China opposes new sanctions imposed by Washington against Tehran, as this measure may complicate the resolution of the Iranian problem, said the spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liu Weimin on Wednesday.

“China has consistently opposed unilateral sanctions against Iran, and it supports not strengthen them,” he said at a news briefing.

On Monday the United States introduced new sanctions against Iran’s energy sector. In early December, the EU also consider repressive measures proposed by Paris, which include the freezing of assets of the Bank of Iran and the cessation of oil purchases in this country.

According to Dr. Weimin, Chinese authorities estimate that “the pressure through sanctions are not able to fundamentally solve the Iranian problem, but could instead make it worse.”

Beijing calls for solving the Iranian problem “through dialogue and negotiations,” said the Chinese diplomat.

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