China has criticized the European Union economic sanctions against Iran’s nuclear policy, as Russia already done. “To blindly pressure and impose sanctions on Iran are not constructive approaches,” said in a statement of Beijing’s foreign ministry.
The EU had decided on Monday not to conclude new contracts on oil deliveries from Iran. In addition, the accounts of Tehran’s central bank in Europe were frozen.
China is regarded as an important trading partner and ally of Iran. One-fifth of Iran’s oil exports to China.