Vietnam Says Tehran-Hanoi Ties Not Contrary to UN Resolutions
- December, 18, 2020 - 13:14
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry voiced regret about a US decision to sanction a Vietnamese company for working with the Islamic Republic, saying trade relations between Vietnam and Iran are “strictly civilian.”
Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Thi Thu Hang told a daily press briefing on Thursday that trade relations between Vietnam and Iran are “strictly civilian” and involve goods that would serve the essential needs of people.
They are not contrary to the resolutions of the UN, she stressed.
According to Hang, Vietnam fully observes UN resolutions and handles any violations accordingly. She added that her country hoped Washington would remove the sanctions on the company.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the US Treasury announced that it has targeted Vietnam Gas and Chemicals Transportation Corporation for its role in the transport of petroleum products from Iran.
“The United States will act against persons who support illicit actors engaged in the movement of Iranian petroleum and petrochemical sales,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin claimed in the statement.