China’s business ties with Iran are open, transparent and lawful, its foreign ministry said on Wednesday, after US President Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States.
China has consistently opposed unilateral sanctions and “long-armed jurisdiction”, the ministry said in a statement faxed to Reuters.
Earlier on Tuesday, Trump tweeted that “the Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level.”
“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” he warned.