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:
Russian base in Iran?
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
Notification of new article: