Thursday, October 30, 2014

An Iran - China Alliance?

The Chinese frigate Changchun during a visit last month to Bandar Abbas in Iran. (Fars)

Iran And China Deepen A ‘Blue Water’ Friendship -- Brian Murphy, Washington Post

Last month, visitors to Bandar Abbas on Iran’s southern coast gathered to witness a never-seen-before event: two Chinese warships pulling into port.

It could be just the start of a budding naval alliance stretching from the Pacific to the Persian Gulf.

Iranian and Chinese commanders last week announced plans for greater maritime cooperation. While the details are vague, it clearly touches ambitions on both sides: Expanding the reach of their warships into faraway seas and new ports of call. And, at the same time, giving a jab at the United States and its preeminent naval power.

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My Comment: Iran has the oil .... China wants to buy it .... that sums up their relationship in a nutshell.

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