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His remarks appeared aimed at China, which signaled a distaste for the sanctions on Monday ahead of Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner’s arrival in Beijing, where he will seek support for a restriction of Chinese trade with the Iranian oil sector.

Cui Tiankai, a deputy foreign minister in China, which depends on oil from Iran, warned against connecting the nuclear issue to the oil trade.

“The normal trade relations and energy cooperation between China and Iran have nothing to do with the nuclear issue,” he told reporters.

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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper’s State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He’s also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was ...

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