Jan 21, 2018, 8:21 PM
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Iran MP lauds China positive role in oil tanker incident

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA – Senior Iranian lawmaker lauded positive role of China in helping the Iranian sailors who have been trapped in an Iranian oil tanker, sunken in the Chinese Sea recently.

Reports released about lack of commitment by Chinese officials to help the Iranian sailors was the 'American's propaganda', Chairman of Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Sunday.

He said, according to the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission's survey, the reports that blame china for not helping the Iranian oil tanker are wrong.

The lawmaker said that the Chinese Ambassador to Iran Pang Sen has attended a meeting with the Iranian MPs and has briefed them on the issue today.

All Sanchi crew members, including 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshi sailors, were killed because of inhaling toxic gases and the huge fire which embraced the tanker after the ship collided with a Chinese freighter in the East China Sea on January 6.

All rescue efforts were in vain and the tanker sank on January 14.

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