The United States tricked China into imposing sanctions on Iran. The media speculated that Geithner might return disappointed.
in response to Western sanctions, Iran stepped up its diplomatic "breakthrough" action. The picture shows Ahmadinejad meeting with Chavez in Venezuela on the 9th
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner began his two-day visit to China on the 10th. Unlike previous discussions on the RMB exchange rate, this time Geithner brought a more urgent task: lobbying China to reduce Iran's oil imports. Under the background that the United States and Europe are preparing to impose an oil embargo on Iraq, Latin America, China and other East Asian countries have joined the last line of the "blockade triangle" regarded by the West. It is the first choice for material experiments in the automotive industry. On the Internet in China, some people use "schizophrenia" to describe the attempt of the United States. Because a few days ago, the United States just announced its new military strategy, listing China and Iran as strategic rivals. However, Jin Canrong, a Chinese scholar, believes that this is very consistent with the behavior of the United States as the "top leader": "it is right to suppress you or make you effective". He also said that China does not need to praise the United States. After all, China has not reached the point where it must choose sides. American public opinion also expressed "very guilty" about Geithner's visit, and the analysis that he was "destined to be disappointed" accounted for the vast majority. It is also reported that Washington's policy is putting China and the United States on a collision course again. At the same time, the world is more worried about the "big collision" between the United States and Iraq
not only suppress China, but also cooperate with China.
"Geithner's trip to Asia focuses on Iran". Wall Street used such a title to emphasize the purpose of the US Treasury Secretary's visit to China. It is reported that Geithner will urge China to reduce Iranian oil imports in Beijing and strengthen the impact of international sanctions on Iran's financial industry. Iran's crude oil accounts for 11% of China's total imports, and is China's third largest oil supplier after Saudi Arabia and Angola. France's Le Monde said that both the United States and Europe have made a gesture of imposing an oil embargo on Iran. If buyers such as China and Japan also cooperate with the sanctions, Iran, which has fallen into international isolation, will become more isolated. The embargo is more a kind of "diplomatic demonstration", warning Iran that "I have the ability to attack your vital points without bloodshed"
however, few people are optimistic about Geithner's "new mission". Bloomberg News Agency said on the 10th that the U.S. call for reducing Iranian oil imports may not resonate among Chinese officials. According to the statistics of the U.S. energy information administration, China is the largest importer of Iranian oil. China and the United States have different positions and do not agree that sanctions will harm the Iranian people and economy. According to Wall Street, Geithner may face "suspicious audiences" in Beijing, and Chinese officials are worried about losing an important source of oil supply. As far as China is concerned, this issue also overlaps with nationalist politics. Beijing does not want to be seen by the outside world as giving in to us pressure and imposing sanctions on other countries. But US pressure may be prompting China to slow down its investment in Iran's oil and gas projects. The report quoted a scholar as saying: "China will make progress by retreating. They will not tell the United States that they will not go with us, but will implicitly say 'don't tell us what to do'." Russia's business consulting said that if the oil embargo leads to a rise in oil prices, many electronic pull machines with interchangeable sensors will cause a greater blow to China, because China's oil reserves are far less than those of the United States
from the outside world, China has another reason to say "no", that is, the new military strategy announced by the United States last week. On the 10th, the Washington Post quoted a Chinese scholar as saying that the military strategy report just released by Washington may strengthen China's opposition because it regards China as a country with potential to threaten the U.S. economy and security. According to the report, Geithner may return disappointed. If the world's second largest economy refuses to cooperate, Washington will suffer a great setback. Japan's "Daily" commented that in his new national defense strategy released on the 5th, Obama focused on China, which has a rising economy and military. In addition, the United States also claimed that another target was Iran. Although this may be Obama's "tough stance" for re-election, if the United States wants to restrain both China and Iran, China will not respond to the U.S. plan to isolate Iran. Agence France Presse said that some analysts said that from the perspective of legal provisions, the new U.S. sanctions plan will push the United States and China onto the collision track, and sanctions against Iran may trigger new Sino-U.S. tensions
the western media also paid close attention to China's response to the US new national defense strategy on the 9th. Under the title of "China issues a warning on the focus of US defense strategy on Asia", the British guardian said that after the United States emphasized strengthening alliances in the Asia Pacific and increasing bases to respond to China's rise, the Chinese Ministry of defense warned the United States to "be cautious in words and deeds", which is the most comprehensive response of Beijing to the US new strategy so far
the US action against China is more than that. According to Wall Street on the 10th, Obama also plans to set up a U.S. government working group to supervise China's trade and business violations, so that the White House can be tougher on Beijing in the election year
"this is completely consistent with the consistent behavior of the United States." Jincanrong, vice president of the school of international relations of Renmin University of China, commented on the US' practice of both suppressing China and demanding China's cooperation. He told the global times on the 10th that the United States considers itself the "number one leader" and that it is right to suppress you and criticize you. At the same time, it is also right for you to work for it. This is the consistent self-centered mentality of the United States, which never considers the interests of others. China should not pay too much attention to this mentality of the United States. It involves specific interests, and we should adhere to it when we should. If the United States sanctions Chinese enterprises engaged in oil trade with Iran, China can take anti sanctions against American enterprises
countries speed up the search for alternatives
Japan, another major importer of Iranian oil, is also requested by the United States. Japan's "Tokyo" 10 said that after the end of his visit to China, Geithner's next stop in Asia is Japan. It is believed that after China rejects the request of the United States, the United States will exert all-out pressure on Japan. Iran is now tough and will not consider Japan's dilemma at all. If the relationship with Iran really breaks down, Japan's economy is likely to have an immediate downward reaction. Japan's "economy" commented that among the contradictions between the United States and Iraq, Japan suffered a lot. If the United States and European countries unanimously stop importing crude oil from Iran, Iranian oil will continue to flow to China. China will benefit from the confrontation between the United States and Iran. Japan's goal of regaining the world's second largest economic power in 2012 becomes distant. Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Xuanye, who is visiting Gulf countries and seeking to stabilize oil supply, expressed "great concern" about the Iranian issue on the 10th. However, Agence France Presse reported that Japan has received assurances from the United Arab Emirates that it will "compensate" Japan for its oil import gap
"will sanctions against Iran trigger an international oil crisis?" The issue raised by the Atlantic Monthly on the 9th represents a major concern of the current international community
it is reported that the west is trying to cut off Iran's oil revenue, as if the global economy is not bad enough and will cause a disaster in the world oil market. It will have consequences to squeeze the world's third largest oil exporter out of the energy market. If the sanctions work, the supply of crude oil will be more tense. If the Iranian military retaliates by cutting off the Strait of Hormuz, the oil price will be higher. Will we enter a new era of $150 a barrel and a new global recession
in the face of crisis, the search for alternative solutions has become the focus of diplomacy of all countries. Agence France Presse said that although EU countries have reached a consensus on Iran's oil embargo in principle, there are differences among countries on when to cancel existing contracts, especially Greece, Spain and Italy, which import more Iranian crude oil. An EU official said that they are in contact with oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia to see if they can increase oil production
"Arab Economy" 10 said that due to the tense situation in the Strait of Hormuz, some Gulf countries began to look for alternative channels for the Strait of Hormuz. The United Arab Emirates has officially announced that it will build an oil pipeline connecting the habshan oil field in the western desert of Abu Dhabi and the port of fujaira in the eastern United Arab Emirates, so that the crude oil exported by the country can be directly transported to the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean without passing through the Strait of Hormuz. It is also said that Saudi Arabia is even preparing to build an underground pipeline running through the East and west of its border, so that oil can be transported out by sea through the Red Sea in the west, rather than the Persian Gulf in the East
on the 10th, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council would visit three major Middle East oil and gas producing countries - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar at the weekend and attend the International Energy Conference. Reuters said that the visit comes at a time when the west is stepping up pressure on Iran. Due to the dispute over contract terms, China has begun to reduce oil imports from Iran and is seeking other sellers. France's Le Figaro said that the news announced by China and Geithner's visit to China are quite intriguing, which shows that China, on the one hand, opposes "unilateral additional sanctions" against Iran, and on the other hand, is also trying to expand the source of oil imports, just in case
"there was no hope of war in 1914"
"Obama is ready to attack Iran". At the time when the confrontation between the United States and Iran continues to increase, the US weekly station broke out this important news again. It is reported that Dennis rose, Obama's former special assistant on Iran, said on the 9th that people should not doubt that President Obama is ready to use force to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. "Iranians should never think that we do not want to use force" to stop them. "There will be consequences if we use force, but the consequences are more serious if we do not use force.". On the same day, White House spokesman Carney also strongly condemned Iran's sentencing of us "spy" hekmati to death. The US State Department criticized Iran for further "nuclear escalation"
Iran's response was tit for tat. Iran's representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency sudaniye said on the 10th that the West was shocked by the start of uranium enrichment at Iran's new underground facilities because of political motives. "These reactions are exaggerated. They have been like this in the past few years.". Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was visiting Venezuela, joined Chavez in calling for dealing with the "crazy imperialism" of the United States. The Iranian station said on the 9th that the Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels had a famous saying: "people will believe the big lie after repeating it a thousand times." The "false accusations" made by the United States about Iran's nuclear program are very similar to this. The report was accompanied by a picture of Obama, but his lips had a bunch of Hitler's moustache
"the West and Iran are playing a dangerous chicken game, just like two drivers rushing towards each other at high speed, either backing away and turning, or crashing into a ball of fire." A CNN article commented on the current situation. The Huffington Post said on the 9th that neither Tehran nor Washington wanted to go to war, but things might go the other way. Lloyd, the British Prime Minister during the first World War, once said in his memoirs that no one hoped for war in 1914, but countries still slipped into world war without warning. The imbalance of power has caused instability in the regional and global strategic environment. The main technical parameters of the digital micro Vickers hardness tester: the U.S. power is challenged, and the Iranian leaders feel forced into a corner