Feb 20, 2019, 9:11 AM
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Iran-China maintaining legitimate, legal cooperation

Beijing, Feb 20, IRNA – China Foreign Ministry spokesman referred to Iranian Parliament speaker's ongoing trip to China, saying Iran and china will continue their legitimate and justified relations.

Addressing the Wdnesday press conference, Geng Shuang said, 'As for China's energy cooperation with Iran and its oil imports from Iran, what I can tell you is that the normal cooperation between our two countries under the framework of international law is justified and legitimate, which should be respected and upheld.'

He added that 'regarding the US attitude on other countries' cooperation with Iran, I think China's position is clear: we have always opposed unilateral sanctions and 'long-arm jurisdiction.'

Larijani is in China upon an official invitation by his Chinese counterpart Li Zhanshu. He was received by Iran's Ambassador Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh and head of Iran-China friendship group, Lee Shoe Young, at Chinese Parliament upon arrival in Beijing's airport Monday night.

Some Iranian ministers and senior officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh, Finance Minister Farhad Dejpasand and Governor of Central Bank Abdolnaser Hemmati are accompanying Larijani in the visit.

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