ScoMo, the chosen one and the wizard behind the curtain
China considers joining the US Maritime "Escort" in the gulf while at the same time defying the oil embargo. Mind you it looks like the US has a hand in the Hong Kong "riots" while at the same time putting maximum pressure on China trade.
This is the current state of affairs:
An article appeared on Oil Price that appeared to suggest that the Russians were about to build a base in Iran.
Russia Gains Stranglehold Over Persian Gulf
However, it seems that this is disinformation and it has been completely debunked by Moon of Alabama:
No, There Will Be No Russian Base In Iran