Chinese foreign ministry's spokesman Geng Shuang said the killing of Iran's Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani by the US increased tension in the Gulf. He was speaking at a news conference in Beijing on Monday.
«The recent military adventures by the United States violated the basic norms of international relations and exacerbated tensions and turbulence in the regional situation. China always... Еще opposes the use of force in international relations. There is no way out by military means. Extreme pressure never works,» said the official.
Geng called for restraint from all sides adding that the assassination provoked more tension around Iran's nuclear issue.
Iranian Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani the deputy leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and other Iran-backed militia leaders were killed last week in a US airstrike.