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China to investigate firms sanctioned by US over North Korea

AP  |  Beijing 

said Friday it will look into charges against two Chinese firms sanctioned by the U.S. because they are suspected of helping evade sanctions.

upholds all Security Council sanctions against the North over its nuclear and missile programs, said at a regular press briefing.

He said will deal with any verified transgressors and "launch an investigation according to our domestic laws." However, Geng said opposes unilateral sanctions on Chinese firms such as those imposed by the US separate from those of the UN.

The on Thursday sanctioned two shipping companies and Liaoning Danxing for using deceptive methods to circumvent international and U.S. sanctions and the U.S. commitment to implementing resolutions.

The sanctions against the Chinese companies were the first targeted actions against since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in last month ended without agreement.

Calls to Dalian Haibo and Liaoning Danxing rang without response Friday or were answered by people who immediately hung up the phone.

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First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 19:55 IST