Saturday, April 08, 2006

Defense: China says sale of arms is lawful

Associated Press, reports that China has insisted that its arms exports are lawful amid reports that it sold torpedoes to Iran.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said "China has normal, conventional military trade with other countries which abides by China's policies and law and agreements China has signed".

Some military analysts in Moscow said the high-speed torpedoes likely were Russian-built weapons that may have been acquired from China or the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.