Report: US asks China to stop deals with Iran

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 18, 2010 05:51

WASHINGTON — The United States has asked Beijing to do more to stop Chinese companies from providing assistance and expertise to Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons and more powerful missiles, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

According to the newspaper, the Obama administration believes several Chinese companies are violating United Nations sanctions against Iran. An anonymous US official told the paper that Robert Einhorn, the State Department official who oversees the enforcement of sanctions against Iran, gave a "significant list" of such companies and banks to Chinese officials last month.A Chinese Embassy spokesman said his country would investigate the US charges.


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