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TEHRAN (defapress)- Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen underlined his country's full support and continued cooperation with Iran despite the US sanctions.
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Publish Date: 28October 2018 - 16:14

China to Continue Cooperation with Iran despite US Sanctions"We are strongly opposed to any unilateral sanctions. We oppose the US sanctions (against Iran). We will continue our cooperation with Iran," Pang said on Sunday.

He added that Iran and China have been in contacts and consultations in the past few months to find ways to continue their cooperation during the sanctions era.

Pang also said that Beijing supports Iran's full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

China is one of the main customers of Iran's oil and a trade partner.

In relevant remarks in September, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York called for broadening of mutual cooperation, specially in trade and economic fields.

"Beijing will maintain economic relations with Tehran and is committed to Iran nuclear Deal despite pressures from the US government," Wang said during the meeting on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) annual session.

During the meeting, both sides discussed bilateral economic relations.

They also reviewed Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Reminding China positions against US pressures, Yi underlined Beijing's commitment to preserve JCPOA.

He expressed condolence over the recent deadly terrorist attack in Southwestern Iran.

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