China Urges Stability in Hormuz Strait

‘Speaking to reporters on Friday, Hung Lei said Chinese public opinion is very sensitive about developments in Iran.

Asked about escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf which have pushed up international oil prices, he said, “China hopes that peace and stability can be maintained in the strait. ”His remarks came after repeated warning by Tehran that the country can respond to proposed Western oil sanctions and threats against Iran by choking oil flow through the Strait of Hormuz.’

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