China has warned the U.S. to withdraw sanctions on its military or face consequences. The U.S. imposed the sanctions on Thursday over China’s purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China “is strongly outraged by this unreasonable action by the U.S. We strongly urge the U.S. to immediately correct its mistakes and revoke the so-called sanctions. Otherwise, it must take all the consequences.”
Russia sold Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and a S-400 surface-to-air missile system to China, which has not joined U.S. sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine and interference in the U.S. political system.
The U.S. says China’s purchase of the weapons from Russia violated a 2017 law, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.
Russia has criticized the U.S. sanctions on China. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the U.S. was “thoughtlessly undermining” global stability, and warned it against “playing with fire.”
“When the people of truth remain quiet against falsehood, the people of falsehood start believing it is the truth.”
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