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U.S. approval of military aid to Israel "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

2024-04-23 13:58 Last Updated At:04-24 19:08

Iran's retaliation against Israel complies with international law, and the United States' approval of a new military aid bill to Israel is regrettable, said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani at a weekly press conference in Tehran on Monday.

Kanaani made the remarks while commenting on Iran's massive retaliatory military operation against Israel lately, which was carried out in response to a deadly Israeli strike against the Iranian consulate in Syria on April 1.

Kanaani said that after Israel attacked Iran's diplomatic institution, Iran tried to prosecute Israel within the framework of international laws and regulations. Unfortunately, due to the U.S. and some other Western countries' unconstructive intervention, the United Nations failed to fulfill its obligations. Therefore, Iran took necessary military deterrence against Israel based on its legitimate rights.

He emphasized that Israel, which is supported by Western countries, has committed many crimes in the Middle East, which is the main factor leading to regional instability. "I cannot confirm whether the conflict between Iran and Israel is over. Iran has responded legally, compliantly and in a deterrent manner to Israel's illegal aggression in violating international laws and regulations and attacking Iranian diplomatic institution. After the operation, Iran immediately announced that it had ended its military operations. But if Israel makes another mistake, Iran will make a harsher response," said the spokesman.

Kanaani said that the presence of foreign military forces will not contribute to regional peace and security, and any strengthening of militarism will complicate the regional security situation and harm the peace process.

Noting that the U.S. government's recent approval of military aid to Israel is regrettable, the spokesman stressed that the U.S. government ignored the deaths of tens of thousands of Gaza people and fully supported Israel, which should be criticized and condemned by the international community.

"Without unlimited and unconditional aid from the United States, Israel would not be able to continue its war against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank for even one day. Providing massive financial and military aid to Israel is nothing more than a reward from the U.S. government for a criminal regime," he said.

Iranian public opinion generally believes that the direct conflict and confrontation between Iran and Israel for some time has shown signs of gradually easing, but the conflict between pro-Iranian armed forces in the region and Israel has intensified.

Iran has repeatedly emphasized that the root cause of the current regional crisis lies in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Only when Israel stops its military operations in the Gaza Strip can the regional crisis be alleviated.

U.S. approval of military aid to Israel  "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

U.S. approval of military aid to Israel "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

U.S. approval of military aid to Israel  "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

U.S. approval of military aid to Israel "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

U.S. approval of military aid to Israel  "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

U.S. approval of military aid to Israel "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

U.S. approval of military aid to Israel  "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

U.S. approval of military aid to Israel "regrettable": Iranian spokesman

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China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

2024-05-22 04:25 Last Updated At:05:37

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠China's service outsourcing industry saw robust expansion in the first four months of this year, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.

Chinese firms inked services outsourcing contracts worth a total of some 781.43 billion yuan (about 110 billion U.S. dollars) in the four-month period, up 14.4 percent year on year, according to the ministry.

The executed contract value stood at 520.51 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 12.9 percent.

Of the total, the value of offshore service outsourcing contracts rose 8.6 percent year on year to 419.04 billion yuan.

Specifically, the value of offshore information technology outsourcing (ITO) services provided by Chinese companies jumped by 10.9 percent from a year earlier.

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the United States and the European Union ranked the top three markets in terms of the fulfilled contract value of offshore outsourcing service, accounting for 54 percent of the total.

Chinese firms undertook nearly 80 billion yuan(about 14.93 billion U.S. dollars) worth of offshore service outsourcing contracts that were fulfilled with countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, up 24 percent from a year ago, while the offshore outsourcing services for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries totaled 73.26 billion yuan, up 16.6 percent year on year.

Outsourcing refers to hiring an outside party to carry out services or produce goods typically undertaken by in-house employees. In China, service outsourcing is typically divided into three sectors: information technology outsourcing, business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing.

In the January-April period, the service outsourcing industry welcomed about 301,000 new hires, with 84.7 percent of these individuals holding a bachelor's degree or above. The sector had over 16.17 million employees at the end of April, among whom some 10.56 million were graduates with a bachelor's degree or higher.

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

China's service outsourcing industry reports robust expansion

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