US Aircraft Carriers In Persian Gulf, Beijing Refuses To Sanction Iran
Follow us on TWITTER: twitter.com Like us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com After US Treasury Secretary visited Beijing seeking support For US sanctions of Iran and was refused by Beijing, The US then sanctioned a Chinese state-owned energy trading company. Prior to this, Iran warned if its oil exports were embargoed, they would blockade the important oil transportation channel, Which is the Strait of Hormuz. Currently, 3 US aircraft carriers battle group are gathering in the Persian Gulf. The situation of Iran is likely to be war. US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently visited Asia, seeking support of US new oil sanction of Iran. And strengthening the pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons program. On January 11, Geithner visited Beijing, urging China to reduce Iranian oil imports. But the Communist Party refused. Beijing is the key for Washington to pressure Iran, which is OPEC's second largest oil producer. Its crude oil production is about 3.5 million barrels per day, second largest after Saudi Arabia. One-third of Iran's oil exports are sold to China, accounting for 11% of China's total oil imports. The CCP required Iran to stop uranium enrichment in the United Nations Security Council resolution. However Beijing also opposes US unilateral sanctions against Iran, hoping the sanctions will not affect China's interests. Xia Ming, political science professor from "City University of New York", said: That Beijing's opposition of US sanctions to Iran <b>...</b>
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