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May 10, 2012 5:00 pm

Israeli Minister: China Should Join West on Iran Sanctions

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President Barack Obama talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao during the morning plenary session of the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit in 2009. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon called on China to reconsider it policy on Iran and to increase pressure on the Islamic Republic to cease its nuclear activities, Israel Radio reported Thursday.

Ayalon’s comments came days after an Iranian official revealed that China – the world’s biggest buyer of Iranian oil – is using its currency the yuan to purchase Iranian crude due to sanctions on the Islamic Republic by the United States, which makes it difficult for the People’s Republic to buy in dollars or euros.

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