China and Iran will sign a 25-year “Strategic Partnership” agreement on March 27, which will help them challenge the United States, including opposition to US sanctions on oil sales from Tehran to Beijing. ..
According to China’s state-owned business, the deal covers politics, economy and security. CGTV..Iran’s Tasnim report The agreement also included judicial, defense, human and cultural, regional and international issues. A leaked draft distributed last July showed that China would invest in Iran’s telecommunications, nuclear power, ports and railroads and receive stable oil and gas supplements from Iran.
In October 2020, the US government imposed sanctions on Iran’s oil sector for supporting the region’s foreign paramilitary and espionage organization, Kudforce. However, China continues to buy oil from Iran.Chinese Ambassador to Iran Chanfa Said On February 5, China was the only country to buy oil from the Islamic Republic, and Beijing promised not to change its policy in the future.
China’s state-owned Beijing News reports agreement, Said March 28: “China and Iran have the same external troublemakers, a US-led western power.”
The report then evaluated the cooperation between China and Iran and criticized the United States. “The world has undergone major changes, but the United States and its western allies are still living in old dreams.”
March 27, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Were told Tehran’s Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said cooperation between Iran and China would support Iran against unilateral US sanctions.
Rouhani said on March 25 in Tehran that it had begun construction of a Goureh-Jask crude oil pipeline starting in southwestern Bushehr and ending at Jask Port in southeastern Iran.
“The Goureh-Jask crude oil pipeline includes 1,000 km (621 miles) of pipe laying, so most of the oil exports move from the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman,” Rouhani said.
Tasmin report The total budget for the pipeline project is $ 2 billion.Iran National Television on June 25, 2020, when Iran started the project report The estimated storage capacity of the project is 10 million barrels of crude oil.
It is unknown which party is investing in the oil pipeline.Rouhani Said In June 2020, Iran’s state television stated that it was a foreign company without giving details about the company.
Mr Chan clearly stated that China is the only country to buy Iran’s oil and that China opposes US sanctions on Iran.
Relations between Iran and China
Iran’s fiscal year begins in March.Islamic Republic Customs Presentation On March 28, China became the largest trading partner in both imports and exports.
According to the office, Iran imported $ 9,761 million worth of goods from China last fiscal year. This was 25.3% of total imports. At the same time, Iran exported $ 8,954 million in non-petroleum products to China. That’s 26 percent of total non-oil exports.
The office did not give details of the oil trade.
March 28, Iranian Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf Post On Twitter, he said the 25-year cooperation plan with China is good for the administration and Congress needs to resolve some issues before approving it.
Recently, Iranian people It has started Twitter campaign “No2 China IR Accord” against it.
Pictures that say “Escape from Iran, China” are widely distributed among Iranians.
“Islamic republic is more embarrassing than transferring control of many cities and the Persian Gulf to Chinese administration and selling its territory,” said tweet user Kayvan_E.Arani Post March 26th. “The Chinese administration must leave Iran.”
According to China’s state-owned CGTV, the Iran-China Strategic Partnership Agreement is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Formerly known as Belt and Road, BRI is a large-scale global launch by the CCP in 2013 with the aim of strengthening its economic and political influence across Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. It is an investment strategy. This project includes investments in national infrastructure and natural resources projects. “Debt Trap” As an example of diplomacy, the United States and other countries have criticized the administration for saddle developing countries with unsustainable debt burdens while allowing them to export their technology and governance abroad. It has been.