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Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Iran to Sign $400 Billion Economic, Military Pact

Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Iran to Sign $400 Billion Economic, Military Pact

The Sino-Persian pact, with a significant military component, set to change power balance in the Middle East and beyond.

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Weeks after rejecting President Joe Biden’s offer of nuclear talks to restore the Obama-era agreement, Iran is set to sign a $400 billion economic and military pact with China.  

With President Donald Trump out of the White House, America’s two foremost adversaries are interlocking their economic and military ties like never before. 

The Chinese foreign minister landed in Tehran on Friday to finalize the 25-year deal, which will change the balance of power in the Middle East and beyond.

The economic and investment pact — with a significant military component — opens up Iranian army bases and naval ports to China’s People Liberation Army, news reports suggest. 

The Reuters news agency reported the finalizing of the Sino-Persian pact:

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Iran on Friday for a visit that Iranian state media said would see the signing of a 25-year cooperation agreement between the two countries, which are both under U.S sanctions.

The accord, final details of which are yet to be announced, is expected to include Chinese investments in Iran’s key sectors such as energy and infrastructure.

In 2016, China, one of Iran’s largest trading partners and long-time ally, agreed to boost bilateral trade by more than 10 times to $600 billion in the next decade.

“The signing of the comprehensive cooperation programme of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People’s Republic of China by the foreign ministers of the two countries is another programme of this two-day trip,” Iran’s state news agency IRNA said.

The accord comes as Tehran hardens its stance towards the United States and the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers.

The agreement includes “weapons development, training between Iranian and Chinese armed forces and intelligence sharing,” the leading Indian business daily Financial Express reported previously. 

The pact has the blessing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the regime’s military arm and a globally active terrorist outfit, the newspaper added.

Beijing will also be putting boots on the ground to “protect” its investments in Iran — initially 5000-strong contingent, creating an armed Chinese presence in the Middle East for the first time, news reports confirm

The agreement comes as both China and Iran are investing big in their nuclear weapons and ballistic missile facilities, potentially capable of hitting anywhere in the world. 

Iran depends on Communist North Korea for critical components and technology for its nuclear weapons and long-range missile program, a cooperation impossible without China’s tacit blessing. 

After President Biden took office, Tehran unveiled a massive underground ballistic missile storage facility, dubbed by CNBC and other news outlets as “missile city.” 

“What we see today is a small section of the great and expansive missile capability of Revolutionary Guards’  (IRGC) naval forces,” the IRGC chief boasted earlier this month while unveiling the underground base on Iranian state TV. 

The satellite imagery show Beijing erecting advanced and bigger missile launch sites in northern China, the international media reported this month.

There is no secret to the intended target of China’s nuclear threat. The silos being “built in the north of the country and are designed to accommodate the DF-41 and DF-31AG missiles that have a range of 10,000km to 14,000km (6,200 to 8,700 miles) – meaning they could reach US territory,” The South China Morning Post disclosed.

Foreign policy expert James Carafano: Biden Has No Plan to Deal With China, Iran, North Korea

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“Foreign policy expert James Carafano: Biden Has No Plan to Deal With China, Iran, North Korea.”

Of course Biden has a plan. His plan is to undo all the progress that was made under the Trump Administration and go back to the failed policies of the Obama Administration. Trump’s policy was “America First.” Biden’s is “America Last”.

    It’s hard to develop a plan when you are obsessed with important matters of equity and race theory, and seeking out insurrectionist bogeymen. Then again, with these guys, no plan is probably better than what they will eventually come up with. That seems the pattern.

hey iran, for a small fee we will hurt a taiwan company and block the suez for you…..

If Iran thinks this will be a mutual level agreement, they have an awakening coming. With China, they are outclassed.
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There once was a lady from Niger
who rode on the back of a tiger.
They returned from the ride with the lady inside,
and her smile on the face of the tiger.

Iran may eventually come to regret letting Chinese troops to become established on their soil.

The presence of a Chinese brigade on the ground in Iran greatly complicates US and Israeli targeting of Iranian facilities, and it might actually preclude any military action against Iran. A Russian brigade added to the Chinese one would definitely preclude any military action against Iran.

That, by the way, would be a very good thing. Israel and the US need to chill out regarding Iran before they precipitate WW III.

    gonzotx in reply to bob sykes. | March 27, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Looks like Israel needs to act sooner than later

    Turtler in reply to bob sykes. | March 28, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    “The presence of a Chinese brigade on the ground in Iran greatly complicates US and Israeli targeting of Iranian facilities, and it might actually preclude any military action against Iran. A Russian brigade added to the Chinese one would definitely preclude any military action against Iran.”

    Don’t bet on it. The Israelis and US have repeatedly hit Syrian positions for much, Much less than “developing a Nuke to try and usher in the Final Imam.” In general they either identify and avoid Russian/Chinese/nontarget nationalities altogether or they issue a public warning to evacuate in a certain amount of time before they hit.

    “That, by the way, would be a very good thing. Israel and the US need to chill out regarding Iran before they precipitate WW III.”

    On what POSSIBLE grounds do we have to “chill out regarding Iran”, a classic Islamist terrorist dictatorship run by theocratic nutjobs who talk a great deal about the end times and the Atomic Bomb?

    In terms of “precipitating WWIII”, if we actually take a look at what precipitates World Wars (or things close enough to them to be worth it, like the Thirty Years War or Seven Years War) you generally see aggressive, authoritarian-to-totalitarian regimes stage provocations or “moderate” sized aggressive attacks, taking what they want while those capable of stopping them either do not commit or do not commit enough to dissuade them. Whether it’s the leadup to WWI from the Schleswig Wars, the Ems Dispatch and the Franco-Prussian Wars, the Balkan Wars, and so on or WWII and the Soviet invasion of Eastern Europe, the Japanese invasion of China, Italy and Germany mucking about in Europe and Africa, and so on. Then it boils over when they finally escalate, or at least pick a target that their enemies are not willing to simply walk away from.

    In general, you avoid precipitating World Wars by identifying likely aggressors and hitting them effectively before they can get confident, powerful, and/or connected enough to trigger the Big One. And considering how the Mullahcracy’s been overt in how messianic and apocalyptic it is and how allowing them to possess nukes would give them easy ability to start a new world war, that’s something to think seriously about stopping.

    Certainly a lot more than the pinpricks against Assad and his friends in Syria, which are nowhere near as important and-as repugnant as the Syrian Baathists may be- offer no favorable alternative to the status quo.

Another Voice | March 27, 2021 at 4:37 pm

Biden believes his legacy will out shine that of FDR and Reagan on the world stage… and more likely it will. Only it will be for all the things that sets the stage causing major global nuclear war with re-alignments of national powers which will make WW I and II seem minor. The western world will be marginalized if it depends on the leadership of the United States for which the current administration has embraced Kumbaya policies and programs as is Green New Deal and the pandemic as a take off point to set the above in motion inclusive of our “new diversity trained military” .

John Kerry might as well be on his knees, giving both of them a “kamala”.

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