China will continue to trade with Iran even after the entry into force of the US sanctions aimed primarily at the Iranian oil industry, its banking structure and shipping. This was announced at a briefing by the Deputy Director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department, Hua Chunying. The United States resumed sanctions on Monday, which had been valid until the conclusion of a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015. The sanctions also include countries that will continue to cooperate with Iranian companies. Hua Chunying did not say whether China was included in the list of eight countries which got the permission from the administration of the US president to import Iranian oil.