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Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Tifozi
China has stated one thing [which is accepted by some] then is ignored on other issues because it is deemed unrelated. Meanwhile, their credibility is on the line.
I wouldn't be so cocked sure about China and Iran's relationship. In Geopolitics things sometimes change in an instance esp when the wind blows in favor of one country's interests over another.
You're speaking in the definitive where there really are none.
Originally posted by Tifozi
No. China has stated that it does not intent to conquer the world, and that it only wants to grow economically , like it has done ever since it started to actually grow.
For a long time, China was a craphole to live in. That is changing, and they are liking it. They have figured out how to adapt enough communism into capitalism, and go through it. And since everyone is failing at their game and crashing down, China rises.
They have, for decades, maintained a peaceful stand, being even called to negotiations as moderators among disputes (North Korea example)
Just because you are friends with someone doesn't mean you can't advise them, or call their BS out when they make a mistake. That's actually how you find "true friends" (not comparing civilian life to diplomacy, mind you).
Mostly because global politics do change fast and often. I mean, the US and USSR were allies during a world war, and as soon as Berlin was out, they were the worst enemies for decades.
But China gets along with Iran because.... "the enemy of my enemy, my friend is".
Then, you go to more concrete reasons, like oil trade, or business deals. China does have nuclear power, and maybe they are even talking about making Iran becoming nuclear experts and make profit from that. Have you considered that?
I'm not dismissing a threat or anything like that. But in my opinion, Iran never went after nuclear warheads, and you can see that from their lack of missile development, and their investment in energy research. Actually, most of their missiles are defensive, not offensive. In contrast, North Korea does have nukes, and does continue to develop missiles (although failing at that).