posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 12:29 PM
Chinese premier seems to be taking a much tougher view with Iran then he previously had. After his Middle East
tour of Gulf nations, he spoke of :-
"China adamantly opposes Iran developing and possessing nuclear weapons," he said.
I posted a couple of weeks ago that the Chinese had dropped half their oil sales from Iran, but this statement reinforces the Chinese position. Iran
is not very far away from achieving "Piraha" status in the eyes of the world community.
I am no supporter of war with Iran, but the more Countries that show support for a "Non Nuclear Iran", the better I think.We do not need a nuclear
arms race in the Middle East. If Iran goes nuclear then so to will Turkey, The Russians then would feel the need to move missiles South to counter
Turkey. There are no good scenarios here, which ever countries you add to this in the gulf.
I'm hoping that the Russians will follows the Chenese leed shortly, so that Iran feels that it has little choice left, either drop the persuit of
Nuclear weapons, or face ruin.
Here is an Extract from the Chinese premiers speach.
Link To Article
After a visit to the Gulf in which he met the leaders of the states most threatened by Iran's aggressive foreign policy, Wen Jiabao, the Chinese
premier, issued Beijing's clearest condemnation yet . "China adamantly opposes Iran developing and possessing nuclear weapons," he said. China
appears to have sent a message to Iran that it could not rely on Beijing's unstinting support by reducing its imports of oil at a time when the US and
Europe are promoting an embargo on the country. The Washington Post reported that China trimmed its oil imports from Iran in January from a daily
average of around 550,000 barrels to 285,000 barrels a day. Chinese foreign policy experts said the statement demonstrated that Beijing would not
allow its international position to end up beholden to Iran.
edit on 19-1-2012 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)