Friday, December 9, 2022

Iran Condemns US, UK Interference in China’s Internal Affairs

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has condemned the destructive interferences of the American and British governments in China's domestic affairs as well as their provocative acts in Taiwan and Hong Kong within the past few days.

In a statement on Friday, he also expressed the Islamic Republic’s full support for the One China policy.

His comments came after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned the United States “not to play with fire” regarding Taiwan, as a possible US arms sale to the self-ruled island looms.

The Pentagon said on Monday that the US State Department had approved the sale of 2.2 billion dollars in arms to Taiwan, including 108 M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles, and related equipment.

“We urge the US to fully recognize the gravity of the Taiwan question… (and) not to play with fire on the question of Taiwan,” Wang said at a press conference in Hungary on Friday.

He stressed that no foreign force could stop the reunification of mainland China and Taiwan and that there had to be no foreign interference in Chinese internal affairs.

China considers the possible arms sale to Taiwan a breach of its sovereignty over the island, which is self-ruled but is part of Chinese territory. Beijing has also said it would impose sanctions on the US companies that would sell the weapons to Taiwan.

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