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Thread: Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks

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    Re: Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks

    It's just asinine to suggest others aren't involved and have very real concerns in the outcome of this.

    Today, Beijing is weighing several key interests as it frames its position in Lausanne – its energy security, (nine percent of China’s oil imports came from Iran last year), its relationship with Washington, and Beijing’s image as a responsible world power.

    Beyond these interests, says Yin Gang, a Middle East expert at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, “China has a duty to join the search for a political solution,” as a permanent member of the UN Security Council with a desire to see a calmer Middle East.

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    Re: Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks

    China's intimately involved with skin in the game.

    However, as China’s energy, economic, and other stakes in the Middle East grow rapidly, U.S. and Chinese interests in regional stability are quickly becoming aligned. Working together to promote a final deal on Iran’s nuclear program is a good opportunity for the two countries to demonstrate that—as their top leaders have envisioned—they can indeed place their relationship on a more cooperative footing and achieve mutual benefits in the process. This potential bilateral cooperation also dovetails with the concept of a new type of great power relationship that Xi has articulated. The Chinese leader sees this new relationship as a way to counter predictions of inevitable confrontation between China and the United States and instead foster ties built on mutual respect and benefits.

    Read more at: China and the Iranian Nuclear Negotiations-Carnegie-Tsinghua Center - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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    Re: Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It's just asinine to suggest others aren't involved and have very real concerns in the outcome of this.
    It's asinine to suggest the foreign ministers of Russia, China, France, UK, and Germany were in Lusanne doing the heavy lifting.

    Their role was limited to the final 36 hours. Last minute Crisis Managers.


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    Re: Foreign ministers arrive amid crucial weekend for Iran nuclear talks

    Quote Originally Posted by Simpleχity View Post
    It's asinine to suggest the foreign ministers of Russia, China, France, UK, and Germany were in Lusanne doing the heavy lifting.

    Their role was limited to the final 36 hours. Last minute Crisis Managers.
    Dude! China's been involved in the negotiations for years and has a documented (but I see ignored by you) interest in Iran not having nuclear weapons. Thanks for acknowledging that Kerry's been doing heavy lifting, but look, this is not a unilateral ambition, much as you feel the need to frame it so.
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