China regrets US reimposition of sanctions on Iran
Updated 16:54, 08-Nov-2018
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying expressed China's regret about the US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran during a press briefing on Monday. 
She noted that the international community is largely against unilateral sanctions and the "long-arm jurisdiction." 
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a multilateral accord that has been verified and approved by the UN Security Council, she said, stressing that it should get implemented in a comprehensive and effective way. 
Hua called on relevant parties to bear in mind the general and long-term picture, fulfill their due responsibilities, and stand on the right side of history.  
She also said that China will continue to make relentless efforts to safeguard the nuclear deal. 
On Monday, the US reimposed all sanctions against Iran that had been lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear agreement, with some temporary exemptions. The sanctions involve industries like energy, shipping and banking. 
(Top: Iranian protesters demonstate outside the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, November 4, 2018, marking the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis in 1979. /VCG Photo)