China does not export weapons to Syria, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Weimin at a regular press briefing, commenting a media report on request of journalist.
“These accusations are baseless and totally unacceptable to the Chinese side. Chinese government holds serious and responsible attitude to the export of military products,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman.
Some Western countries have previously advocated the introduction of arms embargo against Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has spoken out against proposals to impose an embargo on arms supplies to Syria and called on the lessons of Libya, where the embargo applied only to the supply of weapons to the Libyan government army, and the opposition still got a weapon.
“China follows the international commitments and national legislation, strictly controls the export of arms,” the Chinese diplomat said.
Protests against the authorities in Syria have been going on for about 10 months, and the UN Security Council is trying to find a way to resolve the situation. Russia opposes the use or threat of sanctions against the Syrian leadership, referring to what happened as a result of military actions in Libya, in a situation in which NATO intervened.
In particular, China and Russia blocked the UNSC resolution on Syria, using the veto. China and Russia as permanent members of UN Security Council, for the second time in the past few months have not passed the Syrian resolution containing the wording unacceptable to them.