Washington 0
2 August 2020

Commenting on Iran-China negotiations over a 25-year economic and military partnership, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asserted that “we will be sure to enforce all the provisions we have, all the sanctions we have on the Islamic Republic of Iran, applied to the Chinese Communist Party and their businesses and state-owned enterprises as well”. Pompeo added that “China’s entry into Iran will destabilise the Middle East... Iran remains the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, and to have access to weapons systems and commerce and money flowing from the Chinese Communist Party only compounds that risk for that region”.

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