TEHRAN (Iran News) –Head of Institute for International Energy Studies believes the tie between Iran and China is strengthening, adding that the Chinese despite sanctions against Iran have always maintained their ties with Iran.
Mohammad Sadeq Jokar said that the Chinese believe that the West is entering the challenge stage with them and the obvious sign for this challenge is seen in the recent U.S. National Security Document which was issued in October 2022 and U.S. President Joe Biden considered China and Russia as threats to his strategy.
He added that two years ago the U.S. Administration increased the ground for enmities with China with transfer of technology to Taiwan.
Jokar also noted that China has followed two key factors in its interaction with Iran since the past and one is the risk of cooperation with Iran is lowered in its signing international agreements with Ira in order to cooperate with Tehran without Western pressures or to increase risk of its cooperation with the West. He added that it seems China is ate the critical point of tension with the West.
He also said that the Chinese in their own think tanks believe that the behavior of Iranians inside Iran regarding China is not stable, in other words, the main actors of the country have not guaranteed the Chinese that their cooperation with Beijing is sustainable because the previous government in Tehran had no willing to cooperate with China but the current government tries to show the Chinese that this approach will not change and even in case of the JCPOA revival, Iran will not leave the Chinese .
He then said that China is keen to produce its products in its target countries to avoid possible future restrictions from the West on Chinese goods.
He added that if China has joint production in the target country, the target country will be unable to levy tariff on imports because the country is involved in the production.
Jokar went on to say that China is keen to broaden ties with Iran and it seems this time the cooperation is serious under the current government in Iran.