China, Russia Hit Sanctions As 'Wrong'

China, Russia Hit Sanctions As 'Wrong'
January 11th, 2007  
Team Infidel

Topic: China, Russia Hit Sanctions As 'Wrong'

China, Russia Hit Sanctions As 'Wrong'
Washington Times
January 11, 2007
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State-run firms targeted by U.S. over weapon sales to Iran, Syria
By Bill Gertz, Washington Times
The governments of China and Russia have denounced sanctions imposed on their state-run companies by the Bush administration over missile and weapons of mass destruction sales to Iran and Syria.
"It is unreasonable for the American government to invoke its domestic law to sanction on Chinese companies without providing any evidence," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said this week in Beijing.
"We express resolute opposition and strongly urge the U.S. to correct its wrong practice," he said.
The State Department last week imposed sanctions on 23 foreign companies and one Russian national under a U.S. law aimed at preventing the arming of Iran and Syria.
The companies included three Chinese state-run firms that have been the target of U.S. sanctions in the past over arms and missile sales, and three Russian firms, including the state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport, whose subsidiaries will be barred under the sanctions from supplying material to U.S. aircraft manufacturers.
Sanctions against Rosoboronexport, along with the Kolomna Design Bureau of Machine-Building, and Tula Design Bureau of Instrument Building are "illegal," according to Russia's foreign ministry.
"Russian companies have regularly been accused of alleged assistance to missile and WMD programs or alleged deliveries banned by the international export control regime to Syria and Iran on the basis of the U.S. Iran and Syria Non-proliferation Act," the statement said.
"The U.S. has tried to extrapolate its domestic laws to foreign companies, to make them work under U.S. rules," it said.
The ministry said sanctions imposed in August on Rosoboronexport and the Sukhoi aircraft company were altered based on Russian responses. Sanctions on Sukhoi were lifted, but those on Rosoboronexport remain in place.
"As a result of politicized actions, the U.S. deprives itself and U.S. companies of cooperation with Russia's most advanced companies," the statement said. "This is called the loss of opportunities in business."
The State Department declined to provide details on what triggered the sanctions last week. But Bush administration officials said they resulted from Russian anti-tank missile sales to Syria that ended up in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists and were used against Israel, as well as goods sent from China sold to Iran that were linked to Tehran's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and missile systems.
In addition to the three Chinese firms and three Russian companies and one Russian national, the sanctions bar other international companies from doing business with the U.S. government or purchasing export-controlled goods from the United States.
The companies sanctioned include four Iranian state-run companies: Defense Industries Organization, Iran Electronics Industries, NAB Export Co. and Sanam Industrial Group, which has been linked in the past to illegal purchases of nuclear-related goods.
An Iraqi company, Abu Hamadi and Iraqi national Kal Al-Zuhiry also were sanctioned.
January 11th, 2007  
Its about god damned time.
January 11th, 2007  

I mean why do they need our technology anyways....hmmmmmmmmmmmm

Sanction away
China, Russia Hit Sanctions As 'Wrong'
January 12th, 2007  
major liability
Is this really supposed to stop them from selling to Iran? It only stops them from selling to US.
January 13th, 2007  
Originally Posted by major liability
Is this really supposed to stop them from selling to Iran? It only stops them from selling to US.
The why I read it it more so stops them from buying US goods...

Thus why they are mad.....
January 14th, 2007  
Bill Gertz got an orgasm. Keep posting the Washington Times Team Infidel, you partially become Moon Unification Church's Mouthpiece.

North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Pakistan, Malaysia and Mexico also were affected by the measures, which were announced Friday.
January 15th, 2007  
If they get this mad over that now imagine if the US decided to close up shop and bring everything home.....

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