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Originally posted by Liberal1984
Why Isn’t China Supporting the US Position Over Iran?
Originally posted by jajabinks
...and countries like Iran are forced to sign on to the NPT
and then sanctioned just because they're not getting along totally with the IAEA..
diplomatic presure is OK but sanctions are just to extreme.
The US could have taken over the entire mideast during WWII if it really wanted to control the world's oil. I don't know where people get the idea that the US is the big bad wolf of the modern world while, in truth, it is the total opposite. But then, hey, why not check out Pravda english.pravda.ru... on the net and read some more blatant lies (such as 'The Demise of the US'), about the United States...
Originally posted by Seekerof
For the very same reason that many here feel the US went into Iraq for: oil.
Originally posted by Harlequin
who inspects russian or american or british nuclear reactors?
do as i say not do as i do.
Originally posted by Low Orbit
The Chinese have been indifferent to any and all problems between the US as in recent years...
If attacking Iran means leaving us vulnerable to a Chinese/Russian attack we might want to have second thoughts about this.
Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
...The Chinese along with India are growing their economies at phenominal rates due to slave labour. The rest of the world cannot compete with the price of slave labour and thus their economies will continue to grow whilst the western nations will decline, and the winners in the end will only be major global corporations profiting from all this and governments who have their hands in the kitty of all the dirty money flowing around the world.
One of its most ambitious investment proposals targets Iran, which has the third largest proven oil reserves in the world. In 2005, China bought about 11 percent of its crude oil imports from Iran. But what China really seeks is to tap into Iran's vast reserves directly, through investments in exploration and production.
For two years, China has been pushing a $100 billion deal that would grant the state oil company Sinopec a 50 percent development stake in Iran's Yadavaran field. It has simultaneously made goodwill investments in other projects, such as Tehran's subway system. However, negotiation has been tortured because of differences over pricing, and Sinopec said in March that talks had broken down, so it's not clear that the deal will bear fruit.
Nonetheless, Beijing's pursuits show that it is eager to take advantage of openings in countries where its would-be competitors are barred from doing business, as U.S. companies are in Iran under sanctions imposed by Washington. It also has demonstrated that it will use its permanent position in the U.N. Security Council to oppose multilateral sanctions that would prevent its own companies from doing the same.
Originally posted by Liberal1984
I know what your saying Seekerof but if China really cares about oil then surely the same is also true about high oil prices?
China could do a France on the U.S where you back it up verbally but not in practice.
And wouldn’t have backing up the U.S earlier in the game (instead of undermining it) have at least stood a chance of getting the Iranians to comply a bit more, and hence avoided the position (and high oil prices) the world currently has now?