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    China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    https://uk.news.yahoo.com/china-aims...091818222.html
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants deeper defence ties with Iran, Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan told his Iranian counterpart on Monday, according to Chinese state media, as Beijing moves to cement already close ties with a major oil supplier.
    Chang told Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan the development of bilateral relations has "remained positive and steady, featuring frequent high-level exchanges and deepened political mutual trust", the official Xinhua news agency said.
    Chang is "confident that the friendly relations between the two countries as well as the armed forces will be reinforced" due to "increased mutual visits and personnel training cooperation between the armed forces", Xinhua added.

    Will sanctions affect this relationship?

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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    If I'm not mistaken, I thought China had a waiver (India too) to buy Iranian oil.

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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    China couldn't give a flying flip about human rights.

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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    'Chang', yeah, haha, we get it.

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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    China couldn't give a flying flip about human rights.
    I don't know what that has to do with topic of this thread?

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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    This is another one of those instances where there is a lot of fear-mongering. China actually has close military ties all over the region, including selling ballistic missiles to Saudi Arabia, China's biggest oil supplier. Egypt is China's biggest customer in the region when it comes to the arms market. Beijing actually has closer military ties with Israel than with Iran, despite America's repeated efforts to impede them. India's ties with Iran are closer than China's ties with the country. Of course, in the military field neither of them are remotely as close to Iran as Russia.
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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, I thought China had a waiver (India too) to buy Iranian oil.
    I guess when you are big and powerful, exceptions are easy to come by.

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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    I guess when you are big and powerful, exceptions are easy to come by.
    Yeah, pretty much.

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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    That should please the Neocons...give them more 'ammo' to convince the paranoid types to increase national defense.

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    Re: China aims to boost military relations with Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    I guess when you are big and powerful, exceptions are easy to come by.

    Growing ties between Turkey, China, Iran worry Israel and U.S.
    Turkey held military drill with China, after canceling with Israel; cooperation also reflected in weapons deals, with Iran buying from China mainly missile technology.

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