China warns US to withdraw new sanctions or 'bear the consequences'

China Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions

The US has sanctioned China's Equipment Development Department (EDD), a wing of Chinese military responsible for weapons and equipment, and its director, Li Shangfu, for realizing any contract with Russia's arms exporter.

An "outraged" China on Friday lodged a diplomatic protest with the United States for imposing punitive sanctions on its military unit for buying Russian weapons, warning of "consequences" if the sanctions are not revoked.

Earlier on Friday, Russia also lashed out over the new sanctions, warning the USA was "playing with fire".

But Beijing, on Friday, warned of consequences for Washington if it does not cancel those sanctions.

The Trump administration said such buying breach U.S. sanctions on Moscow imposed over Russian action in Ukraine in 2014.

All of them - defense related firms, officers of the GRU military intelligence agency, and people associated with the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency disinformation group - have been on previous United States sanctions lists and 28 of them have already been indicted by Russian Federation election meddling investigator Robert Mueller.

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It says such purchases contravene U.S. sanctions on Moscow introduced over Russian actions in Ukraine and alleged interference in USA politics.

However, a politician in Moscow said the sanctions would not affect Russian sales of military weapons to other countries.

In an official statement, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that "China expresses strong indignation at these unreasonable actions by the us side and has already lodged stern representations".

"We hope that at least this step will send a signal of our seriousness and perhaps encourage others to think twice about their own engagement with the Russian defence and intelligence sectors", another USA official said.

"It would be not bad if they remembered about the concept of global stability which they are unthinkingly undermining by whipping up tensions in Russia-U.S. relations".

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov issued a statement saying the US appeared to consider slapping sanctions on Russia a new national pastime, and dismissing their efficacy.

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"Playing with fire is silly, it can become risky", he said in a statement. "These measures are in direct response to Russia's aggressive actions towards our country, our allies and our partners". "CAATSA sanctions in this context are not meant to undermine the defense capabilities of any particular country", the official told reporters on a conference call.

Arms exports are an important source of revenue for the country and previous year Russian Federation sold more than $14 billion worth of arms overseas.

However, it is noted that in accordance with Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and Ukraine Freedom Support Act, provision is made for the application of certain sanctions against the Russian Federation.

We took these actions because China took delivery of 10 Sukhoi fighter aircraft, specifically Su-25s, in December of 2017, after the CAATSA statute came into force.

The US official said Washington had spent "an enormous amount of time" seeking to discourage prospective buyers of Russian arms.

The two countries will launch new tariffs on Monday, with Washington targeting $200 billion in Chinese exports and Beijing hitting $60 billion worth of American products.

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