During a regular press conference, Geng warned that the U.S. move will not only harm China's national interests but also roil the global energy market as well as the Middle East region.
The spokesperson said that Iran is an important crude oil producer in the world which contributes greatly to stabilizing the global energy market. The U.S. should play a more constructive role in stabilizing the market with appropriate attitudes, said Geng.
(Cover: A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen
alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran. /Reuters Photo)