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China Says Sanctions on Iran Not ‘Constructive,’ Xinhua Reports

January 26, 2012

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- China said sanctions on Iran’s oil exports are not “constructive” and urged relevant parties to settle international disputes through dialogue, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing comments from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry made the comment after the European Union decided on Jan. 23 to place an embargo on Iran’s oil exports, and to introduce a number of other financial sanctions, the report said.

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