Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin, Yang, according to the Army), June 12 (Xinhua reporters on the 12th, China crude oil imports from Iran through the normal channels is perfectly legal and reasonable.
Liu Weimin, made the remarks at a regular press conference. He said that China’s own economic development needs of crude oil imports from Iran through normal channels, open and transparent, and does not violate the UN Security Council resolutions, do not damage the interests of third parties and the international community.
U.S. sanctions against Iran, said Liu Weimin, China has consistently opposed to a country under its domestic law to implement unilateral sanctions against another country, do not accept the practice of imposing unilateral sanctions on third countries .
U.S. President Barack Obama late last year signed a bill to Iran’s central bank and financial institutions included in the range of sanctions, allowing the imposition of sanctions on the oil import bill settlement with the Central Bank of Iran foreign financial institutions. The bill also allowed to exempt from sanctions for substantial reduction in the imports of Iranian crude oil the country’s financial institutions.
March this year, the United States has announced the first batch of 11 countries from sanctions. On the 11th of this month, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement announced that in view of the seven economies in India, South Korea and Turkey have been substantially reduced imports of Iranian crude oil, the United States will be exempt from sanctions.