Thursday, February 22, 2024

Iran-China Relations

Iran president wishes for further development of bilateral relations in New Year message to China

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi has wished for further expansion of ties between Tehran and Beijing in a message issued on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival.

Iran says to hold joint naval drill with Russia, China in near future

Military forces from Iran, Russia and China are going to stage a joint naval drill in the coming weeks, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani stated on Monday.

Iran says Tehran, Beijing share same views on Red Sea tensions

Iran and China believe that the recent developments in the Red Sea are attributed to the spillover from the cruelty being inflicted on Gaza, Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Nasser Kanaani has stated. He was responding to a recent report claiming that China had asked Iran to help rein in Yemeni strikes on ships or risk harming business ties with Beijing.

US presses China to rein in Iran for backing Yemen’s Houthis: Report

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has pressed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to persuade Tehran to cease its support for Yemen's Houthis attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea in support of Gaza, Reuters reported, citing a senior White House official. Iran says Yemen is an “independent country” that acts “based on its assessment".

Iran’s ex-FM urges Tehran not to get too close to U.S., China or Russia

Iran’s former foreign minister has urged Tehan to go for a middle ground between China, Russia and the United States and avoid getting too close to any of them.

Iran: Israeli PM life hinges upon continuation of Gaza war

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has warned about the spillover of the Gaza conflict to the rest of the region, stressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can only survive through continued war and genocide.

China says to boost global economy in cooperation with Iran

China’s ambassador to Iran says his country will contribute more heavily to the improvement of global economy through cooperation with Iran.

Iran Leader advisor advocates for common ground between Tehran, Beijing

Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the assistant and a senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, said during his visit to China that Tehran and Beijing should establish a shared understanding concerning common threats and interests.

Tehran mayor refutes accusations China transportation deal will ‘undermine’ domestic production

The mayor of the Iranian capital has rejected criticisms that his recent visit to China meant to strike a deal with Beijing to help overhaul Tehran’s transportation system is a ‘stab in the back’ of indigenous production and technology.

Iran FM urges China to use power to stop “Israeli crimes in Gaza”

The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone call with his Chinese counterpart, urged Beijing to use its capacities to stop Israeli attacks on Gaza.

Iran FM congratulates China national day

The Iranian foreign minister has congratulated National Day of the People's Republic of China to his Chinese counterpart, the Chinese government and nation.

Iran, China weigh plans for construction of nuclear power plants

Iranian and Chinese top officials have discussed plans for construction of nuclear power plants and stressed the need to fight unilateralism in the world.

China censures Iran-related sanctions by US

Beijing has blasted a recent move by Washington to impose a new round of sanctions against a number of Chinese individuals and entities over accusations of providing Tehran with drone production materials.

Iran’s oil exports to China hit all-time record in August: Report

Iran’s exports of oil to China hit a historic record in August despite Washington pressure on Tehran, according to a report published in the local media citing data from a major international energy data company.

Iran FM: Long-term cooperation agreement with China progressing

The Iranian foreign minister has held a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart saying the 25-year cooperation agreement between Tehran and Beijing is on the right track.

Chinese ambassador: China and Iran at peak of their cooperation

China's ambassador to Iran says the two countries are at the peak of their cooperation, voicing hope that with the efforts of the Iranian and Chinese presidents, bilateral relations will improve more than ever.

China showcases Iranian-made Shahed-136 drone copy at Russia military event

Open-source photos from the Armiya-2023 military forum in Russia indicate there is an unspecified Chinese company presenting its suicide drone called Sunflower 2000. Based on its looks and declared specifications, it is basically a copy of the Iranian-made Shahed-136 loitering munition.

China announces readiness to boost military cooperation with Iran

China will continue to strengthen the security cooperation mechanism with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member countries and deepen defense collaboration with Iran and Belarus, Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu has said.

Iran’s crude oil shipments to China tripled since 2020: Report

Iran’s crude oil exports to China have tripled over the past three years, up from 324,000 barrels per day in 2020 to approximately one million this year despite US sanctions targeting the Iranian oil exports, the latest figures by data analytics firm Kepler have showed.

Iran security chief welcomes China’s balanced policy in West Asia

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali-Akbar Ahmadian has emphasized that Tehran appreciates Beijing's sound policy towards West Asia, praising China's contribution to the regional peace. He made the remarks in a meeting with China's top diplomat Wang Yi on the sidelines of the 13th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and Representatives in South Africa.

Iran foreign minister says Tehran’s choices not limited to Russia, China

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a televised interview that Tehran would maintain its relations with countries while pursuing its “Look to Asia” policy, but hastened to add that the Islamic Republic “will never allow Russia or China to think that they are our only choices.”

Ex-diplomats warn Iran govt. against ‘radical anti-West, pro-East policy’

A group of former Iranian diplomats have warned the government of President Ebrahim Raisi against sticking to what they describe as a “one-sided” look-to-the-East policy and anti-West approach, saying an unbalanced foreign policy agenda will harm the interests of the country.

Beijing’s envoy: China backs Iran’s bid to join BRICS

China’s ambassador to Iran says his country supports the Islamic Republic’s bid to join the BRICS group of emerging economies.

China urges US to lift all anti-Iran sanctions

China’s deputy permanent representative to the UN, Geng Shuang, has called on the US to remove all unilateral sanctions and restrictions imposed on Iran in connection with its nuclear program.

Beijing censures Iran-related US sanctions on Chinese entities

Beijing has slammed the fresh Iran-related sanctions imposed by Washington on Chinese targets. China has urged the US to stop its unreasonable suppression of Chinese organizations and individuals.

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