China deplores US sanctions on Chinese nationals, entities over Iran oil

China's Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing, adding that China's cooperation with Iran was legitimate and legal.
China's Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing, adding that China's cooperation with Iran was legitimate and legal.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Foreign Ministry deplored on Thursday (Sept 26) sanctions imposed by the United States on Chinese entities and individuals it accuses of knowingly transferring oil from Iran in violation of Washington's curbs on Teheran.

Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily news briefing in Beijing, adding that China's cooperation with Iran was legitimate and legal.