Oct 09, 2019 09:03 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jan 11, 2020 22:20 Asia/Tehran]
  • The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
    The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday night that the country put visa restrictions on Chinese officials, under the pretext of protecting human rights in Xinjiang province.

Iran Press/America: Washington would restrict visas to Chinese officials over human rights violations against Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province, Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday.

The US Commerce Department also on Monday had put 28 Chinese public security bureaus and companies on the US trade blacklist as a pretext of human rights abuses, Iran Press reported.

The US is pursuing hostile actions against China while Beijing has repeatedly denied any acts of violence against residents of Xinjiang province, including the Uighurs.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, condemned Washington's sanctions against 28 Chinese organizations, stating that, "Extraterritorial application of national law is violating the international law and economic sanctions are considered a violation of the rights of nations and the security of international trade."

"The United States lacks the moral authority to sanction others on the pretext of protecting Muslims' rights due to committing numerous crimes against innocent Muslims around the world, especially in the Middle East," Mousavi stressed. 101/205

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