- PressTV Published on Aug 11, 2018
China has once again defended its commercial relations with Iran, saying they do not harm the interests of any other country. China’s Foreign Ministry on Friday described its business and energy ties with Iran as reasonable, fair and lawful which it said should be respected and protected. The ministry also reiterated its opposition to unilateral US sanctions calling them quote- long-armed jurisdiction. The statements came days after U.S. president Donald Trump said companies doing business with Iran would be barred from the United States. China is Iran’s biggest oil customer, importing more than 650,000 barrels per day from the country.