The United States forcing closer ties between Iran and China
United States policy towards Iran is forcing China and Russia to share strategic and economic goals.Tehran was never as isolated as Pyongyang, given it has powerful sympathizers like China and Russia willing to play ball as a counterweight to Washington demands and pressure. And Iran is an important hub for the BRI so China and Russia have extra incentive to ensure the current Iranian government survives.
China and Iran flesh out strategic partnership Staggered 25-year deal could mark seismic shift in the global hydrocarbons sector https://www.petroleum-economist.com/articles/politics-economics/middle-east/2019/china-and-iran-flesh-out-strategic-partnership
Talks between the US and Iran
Egged on by the French President Macron the US has proposed "peace talks" with Iran.
Macron says Trump-Rouhani talks could happen within weeks. French president says diplomatic initiative at G7 meeting has paved way for summit between US and Iranian presidents
The United States has proposed a meeting between President Donald Trump and
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the fringes of the upcoming U.N. General
Assembly in New York, according to a U.S. government source.
Washington's proposal has been conveyed to Tehran through countries such
as France, which has been eager to mediate in the ongoing U.S.-Iran standoff
over an Iran nuclear deal reached in 2015. Iran had not responded to the
proposal as of Wednesday, the source said.
It is all Kabuki Theater
The US does not want to walk back sanctions and Iran does not trust any "deal" that the US proposes. Who can blame them? They have walked out a number of deals recently and the only thing they respect is strength. On Wednesday - the very day the administration is said to have reached out to Tehran offering talks on the sidelines of the UN meeting - the US imposed fresh sanctions on any and all oil shipping networks with ties to Iran's IRGC or its proxies.
This further included the State Department offering up $15 million
for anyone with information on illicit Iranian and Hezbollah oil
deals or shipping. The US is now also literally bribing ship captains.
War in All But Name as US State Department Offers Bribes to Pirates
"There will be more sanctions coming," US special envoy
for Iran Brian Hook told reporters at the State Department.
"We can't make it any more clear that we are committed to this
campaign of maximum pressure."
If there's one thing that should be clear after this chaotic summer of Persian Gulf and Mediterranean 'tanker wars' - and repeat US sanctions, threats and military build-up of forces - it's that Iran is simply not bowing amid the pressure. So the talks are for public consumption - "We want peace.....we are doing everything possible to have talks....the Iranians are refusing the way of peace...." Of, course the Iranians do not even play the game, in fact they have recently released the crew of the Stena.
Iran to free seven crew members of seized British-flagged tanker
Move comes as president gives Europe two-month deadline to save nuclear deal
The UK and Iran
The fact that the Anglo-Zionists are determined for war can be seen from their actions. Look at what they do not what they are saying. Actions speak louder than words.
Israeli PM in London to urge Johnson to end nuclear talks with Iran
British PM cleared his diary amid Brexit chaos to meet Benjamin Netanyahu The guardian says the following;
"That Johnson cleared his diary in the middle of domestic
political chaos is a mark of Netanyahu’s influence in Downing Street".
- Netanyahu wants the UK to spurn a French plan to offer a $15bn (£12bn) credit line to help Iran sell oil.
- In a separate development, US officials said on Thursday that Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special envoy for the Middle East, planned to resign once the long-delayed US peace plan for Israel and Palestine is released.
When your masters call you drop everything to do their bidding. After all Britain is a friend of Israel but that does not mean that it is a friend of God. Brexit Is All About Making Israel Greater - http://www.unz.com/gatzmon/brexit-is-all-about-making-israel-greater/ And the "peace" deal is not about Making Israel Greater but about Greater Israel the plan to balkanize the Middle East and extend influence in accordance with the Yinon plan and Iran is in the way. It looks like Jason Greenblatt is abandoning ship because he knows that the Kushner "peace plan" will not be accepted by the Palestinians. I expect that he knows that Bibbi will win his reelection (apparently he only lost because Arab-Israeli citizens cheated with their voting[sic]) and that war with Iran will follow and any subsequent "Palestinian peace" will not need his negotiating skills because results will be achieved at the end of a gun barrel.
One hundred and fifteen attacks against British ships
Meanwhile, the UK has been agitating for war in the gulf like a good lapdog . Navy ships have been "attacked" by Iran 115 times in the gulf! It is bad enough that Navy Ships are leaking and that three sailors nearly drowned. Apparently, Navy ships endure "flooding" at least once a week. Perhaps all Iran has to do is wait and the ships will sink by themselves (LOL). All this and more is discussed on the UK column at 37:28 --
37:28 – Iran: IAEA compliance – joint comprehensive plan of action unveiled
Strait of Hormuz: HMS Montrose – 115 confrontations so far…?
Are these armed boats, overflights with enemy aircraft or a few fishing boats…?
Plymouth Live: floods on Royal Navy ships are a weekly problem
Royal Navy opportunity: £78K per year on spin and nu-speak
Royal Navy: never mind the leaks, join the gay parade