China: Regime demands US immediately withdraw North Korea sanctions, warns will hit ties

Source: Washington Post

“China demanded on Wednesday that the United States immediately withdraw new sanctionson companies and individuals trading with North Korea, saying such punitive measures will damage Sino-U.S. ties. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions Tuesday on 10 companies and six individuals from China and Russia it said had conducted business with North Korea in ways that advanced the country’s missile and nuclear weapons program. But China’s Foreign Ministry insisted that its government had fully implemented U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea and would punish anyone caught violating the Security Council sanctions under Chinese law. It added that it opposed sanctions outside the framework of the Security Council.” (08/23/17)