China threatened to “brandish arms” and other countries over the United States on Monday, after Washington threatened to take advantage of the ban on any nation after the UN ban on sell arms to Iran. Accused of “interference”.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that after Tehran’s long-standing UN ban on such deals, he warns against any supply of arms to the Islamic Republic.
China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Pompeo’s remarks were “totally inappropriate”.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters, “This is America using arms and ammunition everywhere, using military trade to serve geopolitical interests and even the interior of other countries. Also openly intervenes in business. “
Asked whether China would now sell arms to Iran, Zhao did not directly address the issue, but Beijing said it would “manage military trade in accordance with military export policy and its international obligations ”.
The ban on the sale of conventional weapons to Iran was due at the start of a subsequent termination from October 18 under a UN resolution that upholds the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers.
Tehran, which can now buy arms from Russia, China and elsewhere, has called diplomacy a diplomatic victory over its nemesis, the United States, which has tried to maintain an indefinite freeze on arms sales.
President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal in 2018 and unilaterally initiated unilateral sanctions against Iran.
Iran’s main trading partner, China, has long been outside the deal, accusing Iran of increasing tensions over its weapons program.
Iran’s foreign minister visited Beijing this month for trade and defense talks.
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