China rebukes U.S. calls to extend Iran arms embargo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Constitution Center about the Commission on Unalienable Rights, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Philadelphia. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)

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UPDATED 8:00 AM PT — Sunday, July 19, 2020

China has criticized Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent comments regarding the Iran arms embargo. During a press conference Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying rebuked Pompeo by saying an extended arms embargo would be nonsensical

This came after Pompeo predicted Iran would receive dangerous weapons from China once the embargo expires in October. Additionally, China responded to President Trump’s remarks that the country might be executing nuclear tests.

“Among the five nuclear countries recognized by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, China conducted the least number of nuclear tests,” said Chunying. “China is also one of the first countries to sign the treaty of comprehensive bans on nuclear tests…China has consistently upheld the treaty’s purposes and objectives.”

China also rejected the notion that the country is stealing U.S. coronavirus intelligence by calling the accusation “absurd.”

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