(UnitedVoice.com) – US/China relations are currently not good, to say the least. There is plenty of speculation as to whether or not the government itself was the source of the China-borne virus that has killed more than 200,000 people in America alone. That, coupled with the country’s questionable business practices, has all but destroyed its relationship with the Trump Administration. American officials are now taking more steps to protect the US.
On October 19, the State Department announced sanctions against six Chinese businesses and two businessmen. According to the announcement, the companies and individuals have ties to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). They allegedly helped Iran evade US sanctions.
Today, we are sanctioning mainland-China and Hong Kong entities and individuals for conduct related to the sanctioned proliferator the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines. Our warning is clear: If you do business with #IRISL or its subsidiaries, you risk U.S. sanctions.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 19, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that companies and people who conduct business with Iran, will be punished. And, the relationship between the US and China just keeps getting worse. President Donald Trump promised to be tough on the Communist country and he’s kept his word.
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