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Iran pursuing military alliance with China against “arrogant Trump”

Iran pursuing military alliance with China against “arrogant Trump”

APR 25, 2019 1:00 PM BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS18 COMMENTS

The US imposed “stringent sanctions on Iran” after Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, “a move which has enraged Tehran,” and now Iran is “backing China’s militarisation of the South China Sea” as it pursues a “military alliance with China” against America. Three years ago, Iran and China signed an agreement to enhance defense cooperation, and now this is coming to pass.

“Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi is on an official visit to China to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy.” Strange how Iran has no problems the Chinese government’s abusive crackdown on Muslims in China, the Uighurs. Iran’s steady focus is reflected in its infamous chants: “Death to America.” Death to Israel.”

The Iran-China alliance comes on the heels of the announcement that Iran has also been tightening its relationship with Pakistan. The two state sponsors of jihad terror just formed a Joint Force to combat Terrorism along their common border. Iran regards U.S. Central Command to be a “terrorist group,” so “it is unclear whether the Iran-Pakistan joint task force will target U.S. troops considered terrorists by Tehran.”

Meanwhile, Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu stated last year that “a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran” was discovered by Israel “and accused Europe of appeasing Iran as he sought to rally support for U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic.” Obama’s signing of the Iran deal and his history of appeasing the jihadist regime has only emboldened it.

“Iran Warning: Tehran pursues military alliance with China against “arrogant’ US,” by Ciara McGrath, Express, April 24, 2019:

IRAN is backing China’s militarisation of the South China Sea as it seeks to forge a closer alliance with the Communist superpower China and lessen the impact of US sanctions in a move certain to raise tensions with Washington still further.

Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi is on an official visit to China to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy. And he took the opportunity to stress the close diplomatic, economic, trade and energy ties between Tehran and Beijing – while taking a swipe at “trans-regional states”, a clear reference to the USA. He told Iranian news agency Fars: “Given the strategic geopolitical situation of both states, today, we are witnessing a leap in marine civilisation in the Pacific Ocean by China and Northern Indian Ocean by Islamic Iran, which will force the arrogant powers to leave our naval zones and the regional powers will certainly fill the security vacuum and there will be no need to foreigners’ presence.

“The world should know that the trans-regional states’ deployment in Northern Indian Ocean is meaningless, and that collective security will be achieved only by the regional states.”

Prior to his trip, Mr Khanzadi said he was keen to strengthen links between the navies of the two countries.

He said: “The navies of the regional countries can provide security of the Indian Ocean.”

Speaking at AJA University of Command and Staff in Tehran, he referenced Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei to as having said that “the presence of power in the sea per se is a sign of power, so if we want to be in the sea, we need knowledge, technology, specialist human forces and very advanced equipment”.

In another clear reference to the US, he added: “if we have a political and defensive diplomacy, we can defeat the enemies’ strategy of imposing sanctions.”

The US has imposed stringent sanctions on Iran after President Donald Trump took the decision to pull out of the Joint Plan of Comprehensive Action (JPOCA) agreement aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons last year – a move which has enraged Tehran….

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