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“We respect the decision made by China on its sovereignty,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Thursday, reacting to a new law adopted by the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China about Hong Kong election.

“The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is part of China’s territorial integrity, so affairs related to it are regarded as China’s internal affairs,” he added, according to the government’s official website.

“Over these years, China has shown that it well conforms to the principle of ‘one country – two systems’ in Hong Kong,” he added.

“Law-making by the People’s Congress of China about the election system is within the powers vested in this institution and is in line with the ‘one country – two systems’ principle,” the spokesman noted.

“So, any foreign interference in China’s domestic affairs which, among other things, may undermine Hong Kong’s stability, is naturally rejected,” Khatibzadeh concluded.

China has adopted a decision on improving the electoral system of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).