China says will maintain normal relations with Iran

Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said China will maintain normal relations with Iran when asked for a comment about the matter at a news conference.
Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said China will maintain normal relations with Iran when asked for a comment about the matter at a news conference. PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China will maintain normal relations with Iran, the Commerce Ministry in Beijing said on Thursday (June 21).

Ministry spokesman Gao Feng made the comment when asked at a regular news briefing if Chinese firms would withdraw from the Iranian market.

US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international nuclear deal with Iran in May and said he would reimpose harsh sanctions on Tehran.