China is trying to force Iran to reduce oil price

China is trying to force Iran to reduce oil price

Strong trade relations between China and Iran seem to have a crack. In recent months, Beijing has reduced almost half of the purchases of Iranian oil, but it’s not because of a tightening of economic sanctions against Tehran from the international community. Analysts believe that Beijing is trying to get more favorable terms of the […]

Commander: Iran will not initiate any war

Commander: Iran will not initiate any war

Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour says that Iran will never be the initiator of any war, but Iran’s response to any threat or aggression will be crushing. Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, or IRGC’s ground forces said the main purpose […]

Iran considers veto power of Russia and China “legitimate”

Iran considers veto power of Russia and China “legitimate”

The decision of Russia and China to block a draft resolution on Syria in the UN Security Council was “legitimate”, said Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, the Iranian news agency IRNA reports. “The UN Security Council has turned into an instrument by which the West is putting pressure on individual countries. At this time, […]

Chinese ambassador to UK interviewed by BBC (MP3 download)

Chinese ambassador to UK interviewed by BBC (MP3 download)

On 23rd January 2012, Chinese ambassador to UK Liu Xiaoming had a live and one-on-one interview with Jeremy Paxman on BBC 2’s Newsnight programme. The China Times has retrieved the detail of the interview from BBC, the audio download and transcript of the interview go as follows, you may also visit the Chinese version (驻英大使刘晓明接受BBC专访) […]

China criticizes EU sanctions against Iran

China criticizes EU sanctions against Iran

China has criticized the European Union economic sanctions against Iran’s nuclear policy, as Russia already done. “To blindly pressure and impose sanctions on Iran are not constructive approaches,” said in a statement of Beijing’s foreign ministry. The EU had decided on Monday not to conclude new contracts on oil deliveries from Iran. In addition, the […]

China opposed to closing the Strait of Hormuz

China opposed to closing the Strait of Hormuz

Premier Wen calls such actions “extremist”. China opposes “any extremist actions” regarding the Strait of Hormuz, said Premier Wen Jiabao at a press conference in Qatar, where he arrived on Wednesday evening after a visit to the UAE. “Any extremist actions against the Strait of Hormuz, whatever circumstances they may be called, will directly against […]

China opposed to new unilateral sanctions against Iran

China opposed to new unilateral sanctions against Iran

China rejected the proposal of new unilateral sanctions against Iran, considering that confrontation will only cause more detrimental to regional peace and stability. Spokesman of Foreign Ministry Liu Weimin expressed the position, referring to measures announced by the United States, Britain and Canada against Tehran, which defends its right of using atomic energy in peaceful […]

He Guoqiang Meets with Iranian Vice President

He Guoqiang Meets with Iranian Vice President

He Guoqiang, a senior Communist Party of China (CPC), met with Iranian Vice President Mohammad-Javad Mohammadizadeh to discuss bilateral relations in Tehran last Friday. China has always valued the traditional friendship with Iran, said He Guoqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee. Strengthening cooperation between China and Iran […]

Iran Blocks the Entry of Low Quality Products from China

Iran Blocks the Entry of Low Quality Products from China

The governments of Iran and China have signed a cooperation agreement to block the entrance of low quality products from the Asian giant to the Islamic Republic, as reported by the Iranian television channel Press TV. The document, signed in Beijing on Saturday, is a regulation of products entering into the country and aims to […]