Wednesday, March 31, 2021

What Are the Details In The Iran - China 25 Year Strategic Partnership Agreement? No One Knows


Government official hints China standing in way of publication, as protesters insist ‘Iran is not for sale’ 

Iran’s ministers are being pressed by critics in the country to reveal details of a 25-year strategic partnership deal signed with China at the weekend, following accusations that Iran has sold its sovereignty. 

Many analysts say the agreement is largely aspirational, but the secrecy surrounding the final version has provided a useful stick for the regime’s critics. 

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WNU Editor: Iranians justifiably want to know what are details of their country's agreement with Iran. But Iran is saying that they cannot disclose the details of their deal with China because China wants to keep a publishing ban. 

My contacts in China are not so reserve, and they are telling me that China got a great deal. In a nutshell. Iran is going to owe China hundreds of billions of dollars to build up its infrastructure and modernize its oil facilities (using Chinese labor), and this debt will be paid with oil but a few points below spot price. 

To put it bluntly. If what my contacts are saying is true, China took advantage of Iran's weak position to take them to the cleaners. 

The only public reaction from Beijing on this deal is that they are taking all the risk .... China warned 25-year deal with Iran ‘is hugely risky’ (SCMP).


Anonymous said...

People panned John Erick Dowdle's "No Escape".

Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 47% based on 155 reviews and an average rating of 4.98/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "No Escape's talented cast and taut B-movie thrills are unfortunately offset by its one-dimensional characters and uncomfortably retrograde worldview."

"In an unidentified country in Southeast Asia"

The reviewers are so embarrassed by the retrograde film. I read the review and thought about it. A few weeks later I thought about it some more. What if you switched Owen Williams with someone with a Chinese surname?

May 1998 riots of Indonesia

"The main targets of the violence were ethnic Chinese Indonesians"

With the unrest and pending(?) civil wear in Burma, previous ethnic cleansing of Chinese form Cambodia, Vietnamese maltreatment of minorities, killing of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia, is the premise of "No Escape" sound? Malaysia is extremely racist. What about the ethnic Chinese and newly arrived Chinese entrepreneurs?

Does Robert Howell want his review back?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the military aspect of this agreement is. I still speculate that Covid19 was a Chinese respose to a certain Iranian Generals murder.

Anonymous said...

WNU, you forget about a massive military port for China in the Arabian sea, that will be a key prize. It's not just oil infrastructure etc.. etc..
You don't think they went for it, for me it's a no brainer.

Watch them face off against the 5th Fleet in the coming years...