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02 June 2004

U.S. Concerned Over Possible End of EU Arms Embargo against China

Answer to question taken at June 1 State Dept. daily briefing

Following is the answer to a reporter's question on the possible lifting of the European Union (EU) arms embargo against China. The question was taken at the June 1 regular State Department briefing and posted later that day:

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Department of State
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2004

Question Taken at June 1, 2004 Daily Press Briefing

CHINA ARMS EMBARGO

Question: What is the U.S. position on the possible lifting of the European Union (EU) arms embargo on China?

Answer: The U.S. has repeatedly expressed its concerns to European Union (EU) member states regarding possible lifting of the arms embargo against China. In our view, lifting the ban would not contribute to regional stability and would send the wrong signal to China regarding its continued poor human rights record.

Released on June 1, 2004

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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