Chinese Embassy Spokesperson's Statement on China's Sanctions on One Relevant Icelandic Individual
2021/04/16

      Based on nothing but lies and disinformation, Iceland follows EU's unilateral sanctions on relevant Chinese individuals and entity, citing the so-called human rights issues in Xinjiang. This move breaches international law and basic norms of international relations, and severely undermines China-Iceland relations. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has summoned Icelandic Ambassador to China to lodge solemn representations, expressing firm opposition and strong condemnation. China has decided to impose reciprocal sanctions on one individual on the Icelandic side who seriously harms China's sovereignty and interests by maliciously spreading lies and disinformation.

      China is firmly determined to safeguard its national sovereignty, security and development interests. We demand that Iceland should truly respect China's sovereignty, security, and development interests, and stop interfering in China's internal affairs under the pretext of human rights issues.