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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China Missile Fears

WASHINGTON () -- Already strained U.S.-Chinese relations are being further tested by suspicions China is sending missile technology to both Iran and Pakistan.

China insists it is continuing to abide by a 25-nation treaty barring such transfers of missiles or related technology.

But U.S. officials have "indications they may be violating" the accord, known as the Missile Technology Control Regime, John Holum, director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, said Thursday. Confirmation of such treaty violations could trigger U.S. sanctions, a state Department spokesman said.