China urges US to withdraw sanctions or face 'consequences'

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China urges US to withdraw sanctions or face 'consequences'

China has warned that the United States would face consequences if it does not immediately revoke the sanctions imposed on it for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia. In a statement today, China's defense ministry spokesman Wu Qian said it is a normal act of cooperation between two sovereign countries and the United States has no right to interfere in it.

He said the U.S. approach is a blatant violation of basic norms of international relations, a full manifestation of hegemony and a serious breach of relations between two countries and their militaries.

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department, the branch of the military responsible for weapons procurement, after it engaged in significant transactions with Russia’s main arms exporter "Rosoboronexport".