With the CCP corpse in the White House, China is wasting no time.
According to the New York Times, “China agreed to invest $400 billion in Iran over 25 years in exchange for a steady supply of oil to fuel its growing economy.” However, many are skeptical that China would invest in Iran’s broken economy.
Unconfirmed sources wrote that China will invest 280 billion dollars in Iran’s oil and gas industry, and 120 billion dollars in Iran’s transportation industries. In exchange, Chinese projects will be prioritized, and 5,000 Chinese soldiers will be sent to Iran to oversee the “security” of their projects.
#Iran is not for sale!
The China-Iran Axis
Beijing gains influence & helps Tehran evade U.S. sanctions
Iranian leaders pressed to disclose details of 25-year China pact
— Erfan Q.Fard (@EQfard) March 30, 2021
Iranians took to Twitter to express their anger over the 25-year accord between Iran and China using the hashtag #No2ChinaIRAccord and other hashtags. Many wrote “our country is not for sale” or that the regime had given the control of many cities to China for its own survival, calling the agreement “corrupt”, “a betrayal”, and a “crime” against the people of Iran. (Iran Newswire)
Today, many Iranians protested in front of parliament against the recent China-Iran deal chanting “ Iran is not for sale”
Many Iranians are worried that the deal will compromise Iran’s natural & environmental resources.
Western media must report on ordinary what Iranians think pic.twitter.com/qF7oFzxngp
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) March 29, 2021
Iran and China sign 25-year cooperation agreement
DUBAI (Reuters) – China and Iran, both subject to U.S. sanctions, signed a 25-year cooperation agreement on Saturday to strengthen their long-standing economic and political alliance.
“Relations between the two countries have now reached the level of strategic partnership and China seeks to comprehensively improve relations with Iran,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was quoted by Iran’s state media as telling his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.
“Our relations with Iran will not be affected by the current situation, but will be permanent and strategic,” Wang said ahead of the televised signing ceremony.
Ahmadi Bighash, member of the National Security Committee of #Iran's parliament told state-run TV that the regime was going to give China full authority over Iran's islands in the 25yr deal between the 2 countries.#Iranians call the deal "traitorous". pic.twitter.com/Dnf5A5QF1I
— Iran News Wire (@IranNW) July 18, 2020
Wang also met Ali Larijani, a senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, who said: “Iran decides independently on its relations with other countries and is not like some countries that change their position with one phone call.”
The accord brings Iran into China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure scheme intended to stretch from East Asia to Europe.
The project aims to significantly expand China’s economic and political influence, and has raised concerns in the United States.
China has spoken out often against U.S. sanctions on Iran and partly contested them. Zarif called it “a friend for hard times”.
Wang met President Hassan Rouhani ahead of the signing in Tehran. The agreement was expected to include Chinese investments in sectors such as energy and infrastructure.
Rouhani expressed appreciation of Beijing’s support for Iran’s position on its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, in which it agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of international sanctions.
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