US warns India of sanctions over defense deal with Russian Federation

China says U.S. has ‘no right’ to interfere in Russia military cooperation

The Heat: U.S. sanctions China military Pt1

In addition to China, there are plans to deliver the system to Turkey next year.

According to China's Defense Ministry, Sino-Russian military cooperation is normal between sovereign states, in line with global law, and the USA has no right to interfere.

Turkey, for example, has chose to move ahead with the purchase of a Russian S-400 missile defense system even after vocal objections from its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest against USA sanctions on the equipment development department of the Chinese military and its director, the official media reported on Saturday.

China had earlier called on the U.S.to withdraw the sanctions, and speaking to reporters Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing had lodged an official protest with the United States.

It was the first time the Trump administration targeted a third country with its Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017 (CAATSA), created to punish Russian Federation for its seizure of Crimea and other activities.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the USA was "thoughtlessly undermining" global stability, and warned it against "playing with fire". Brahma Chellenay, a geostrategic and commentator, told Tehran Times that the ties between Russian Federation and India should not be affected by US sanctions. "The US approach is a blatant violation of the basic norms of worldwide relations", Wu said in a notice posted on the ministry's official Wechat account.

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"We strongly urge the U.S. side to immediately correct the mistake and rescind the so-called sanctions, otherwise the United States side will necessarily bear responsibility for the consequences", he said, without giving details.

The Trump administration is pursuing strategies to clamp down on China and faces growing pressure to respond strongly to US intelligence agency reports that Russian Federation is continuing to meddle in USA politics.

An "outraged" China on Friday lodged a diplomatic protest with the U.S. for imposing punitive sanctions on its military unit for buying Russian weapons, warning of "consequences" if the sanctions are not revoked. The move comes as the United States and China are in the heat of a trade war.

The dispute has increased tensions between Washington and Beijing, amid a brewing trade war between the two world powers.

The State Department noted the imposition of sanctions was due to Beijing's "significant transactions" with Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport.

The transactions that triggered the USA sanctions involved EDD's purchase of Russian Su-35 combat aircraft and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment.

China's EED was added to the blacklist together with 33 Russian defense and intelligence officials and entities.

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