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China Demands U.S. Drop Sanctions on Military Agency, Director

  • Foreign Ministry warns that U.S. must ‘bear the consequences’
  • U.S. says China’s purchase of Russian plane violates sanctions
Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile launching system

Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile launching system

Photographer: Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

China demanded the U.S. withdraw penalties it placed on a Chinese defense agency and its director for purchasing Russian weapons in violation of American sanctions or “bear the consequences.”

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday that the U.S action was unjustifiable. “We strongly urge U.S. to immediately correct its mistakes and withdraw the so-called sanctions,” he said.