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Iran wins key backing from China in nuclear stand-off.

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posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:08 AM
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Iran has been given crucial backing from China in its stand-off with the UN's nuclear watchdog, with Beijing saying it opposed US efforts to have the Islamic republic referred to the United Nations Security Council.

"There is no reason to send the issue to the Security Council," Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing said in a press conference with his Iranian counterpart, Kamal Kharazi.

"It would only make the issue more complicated and difficult to work out," Mr Li said, contradicting Washington by saying "the Iranian Government is having a very positive attitude in its cooperation" with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Mr Li refused to speculate on whether China would use its veto in the Security Council in the event of Iran's case being sent there.

www.abc.net.au...

I find the timing of this interesting. Let's do some deal(s) while the U.S. and a host of other
countries are "somewhat distracted".

Sanc'.




posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:14 AM
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Well, if the have the Chinese veto in thier pocket, the Security Council will not be able to impose sanctions. No doubt, China is looking to secure oil for its growing economy. this is a good way to do so.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:24 AM
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China AND Russia both are opposed to this issue being moved from the IAEA to the Security Council.

Once again, I state I hope I see the UN stand up and do its job for once.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:26 AM
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*sniff sniff* Whats that smell? I think its the smell of an ompending invasion by our friendly neighborhood dicta....er, I mean president Bush. You know how he gets when things dont go his way. WAAAAA, WA, WAAAAAA THEY WONT GIVE ME MY OIL MONEY! WAAAAAAAAA



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:27 AM
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Russia also opposes having the issue brought before the security council.
With both Russia and China opposed to this, other metods of dealing with Iran will have be persued.


Iran Mania
LONDON, Nov 5 (IranMania) - Russia confirmed Friday that it opposed Iran's nuclear ambitions coming up for debate at the UN Security Council, where it has veto power, saying such a debate could lead to further regional tensions.

"It is very important to refrain from steps that could lead to further tensions," Deputy Foreign Minister Yury Fedotov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:30 AM
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Thanks FredT.
So while some will argue the point that China is not a 'super-power',
they appear to have a 'super vote'. It's all about the oil.

Sanc'.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:57 AM
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I guess that guarentees Iran will not be invaded by the US, one good thing I guess. I cannot see even Mr Bush going against China and Russia and alot of Europe.

Hopefully this action will stop another war from happening. I have always been a supporter of the fact Iran should be allowed nuclear reactors to create electricity.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 09:30 AM
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well i can feel warrrrrrrrr



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 09:32 AM
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Hre is another article about it. China has not said if they would or would not veto any Security Council resolution or sanctions.

China and Iran



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 09:46 AM
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I found this interesting also. I did a little research on the subject and came up with some more info on the connections. english.aljazeera.net... You can read on that link about China and Iran new oil and gas deal also. Interesting as someone else said on here that it seems to all boil down to the oil question or answer.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 09:52 AM
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everyone slams the US for supporting countries with oil-how about slaming China for doing the same. Oh wait, we only slam the US-sorry-forgot.

All China did was stop UN sanctions and or Un military action. It does not stop the us or any Nato allies that may join us.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by sanctum
So while some will argue the point that China is not a 'super-power',
they appear to have a 'super vote'. It's all about the oil.


sanc,

There always is an angle. and its all about oil. a poster above just put up a link describing an oil and gas deal between the two countries. Coincidence no?



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 10:15 AM
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Like Gold, Oil is next.
The EU is offering incentives to Iran to temporarily halt its nuclear program.
The Chinese offer Iran it's veto power.
In short, the Chinese were bought off by oil.



seekerof



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 10:18 AM
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No surprise there.

The real question is what will China do if and when military action is taken against the reactor in Iran-you all know it will happen.

The only honest questions are who and when.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 10:24 AM
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Originally posted by mrmonsoon
The real question is what will China do if and when military action is taken against the reactor in Iran-you all know it will happen.


Honestly, i don't think they will do anything but maybe protest it in the UN. They won't risk war with Iran and ther contracts for oil and gas will be honored so why risk it anyway. But the U.S. is preparing for happenings in SE Asia. I came across an article that we are pouring billions into Guam for improvements. Its not perfect but its a good base to place a strike force, and the hangers being built there no doubt intned to house the b-2



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 10:47 AM
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So if Iran acts as the free nation it is and signs deals with whoever they choose if it isn't the US then it's somehow unacceptable?!



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 11:40 AM
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Something interesting happens here...

Some people couldn't understand or oppose China buying oil from Iran while cheering US robbing from Iraq...what is wrong with these people from so-called fair/Free countries???




posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 01:35 PM
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The problem is not China buying oil. The problem is them supporting Irans nuclear ambitions (because they are getting oil) which clearly threatens every western country because of Irans ties to terrorism.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by Valhall
I hope I see the UN stand up and do its job for once.


They tried to do their job once, not to long ago, and they were ignored.



posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by mrmonsoon
No surprise there.

The real question is what will China do if and when military action is taken against the reactor in Iran-you all know it will happen.

The only honest questions are who and when.


I bet that Isreal will do it again. The US has a lackey in the area, why put the heat on yourself? By heat, I mean thermo-nuclear.



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