China opposes use of force in international relations: FM spokesperson
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China has always opposed the use of force in international relations, Geng Shuang, the spokesperson of Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Friday in response to a question about an Iranian general who died in a US attack in Bagdad, Iraq.


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China is highly concerned about the incident in Iraq, Geng said, China proposes that all related parties obey the principle and rules of the UN charter as well as the basic rules of international relations.

The sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq should be respected, and the peace and stability of the Mideast and Gulf regions should be guarded. China urges all parties, especially the US, to maintain calm and restraint and avoid escalating the situation, Geng said.

(Compiled by Qiao Wai)