China, Russia Voice "US In Iran" Ire

Tyler Durden's picture

In a number of stories in China's top newspapers today, the US has been slammed for its moves to restrict Iran's oil trade which could see Chinese banks sanctioned. As The People's Daily noted, Hong Lei (a Foreign Ministry spokesperson) warned such unilateral action was not only wrong but could exacerbate the stand-off over Iran's nuclear program. Arguing that China 'imports oil based on its economic development needs' without violating relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and undermining the third party's and international community's interests, he noted China will not accept the practice of saddling unilateral sanctions on the third country. Adding to this, China Daily notes the typical UN blah-dom of Wang Min's comments of the "more pragmatic importance to be firmly committed to dialogue and negotiations in order to properly solve the Iranian nuclear issue". While China is clearly 'disappointed' in the US efforts, Russia turns the dial to 11 with its comments that the US efforts are inflaming, as Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday, "Scientists in nearly all countries....are convinced that strikes may slow down the Iranian nuclear program. But they will never cancel it, close it down or eliminate it" warning that Iran will have no option but to develop nuclear weapons should the US strike. Well you can't please all the people all the time eh? Just ask Ben.

 

Strikes May Force Iran To Develop Nuclear Weapons

MOSCOW - Strikes on Iran's nuclear sites may force it to develop nuclear weapons and trigger more risks to the non-proliferation regime, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

 

"Scientists in nearly all countries....are convinced that strikes may slow down the Iranian nuclear program. But they will never cancel it, close it down or eliminate it," Lavrov said in an interview with the radio Kommersant FM.

 

He warned that Iran may have no option but to develop nuclear weapons in response to the strikes.

 

"Even the CIA and other US agencies admit now there is no information to confirm the political decision of the Iranian administration to produce nuclear weapons. I am almost confident that such a decision will be made after strikes on Iran," Lavrov said.

 

"Actually, this aggressiveness creates more risks to the non-proliferation regime than strengthens it," he said.

 

Russia has called for the resumption of negotiations between Iran and major mediators including Russia, US, France, Britain, China and Germany.

China Legally Imports Iranian Oil

BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- China legally imports oil from Iran through normal channels in a reasonable and fair manner, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

 

Spokesman Hong Lei said China imports oil based on its economic development needs without violating relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and undermining the third party's and international community's interests.

 

"China opposes any country implementing unilateral sanctions on the other country according to its domestic law," the spokesman said, adding that China will not accept the practice of saddling unilateral sanctions on the third country.

 

Hong made the remark at a daily press briefing when asked to comment on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's announcement on Iran sanctions.

 

Clinton issued a statement on Tuesday saying that the U.S. will initially exempt Japan and 10 European nations from its new tough sanctions on Iran, saying these countries have "significantly" reduced their oil imports from the Islamic republic, according to reports.

 

Clinton said she would report to Congress that sanctions will not apply to the financial institutions in these countries for a renewable period of 180 days.

 

The 10 European beneficiaries are Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain.

 

Twelve countries including China, India and the Republic of Korea should reduce oil imports from Iran before the end of July or face sanctions, according to reports.

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The Axe's picture

Russians cutting off the pipeline to TVIX.......crazy

BigMike's picture

What is going on there??

Ahmeexnal's picture

So what's the latest on the Chinese "internal war"?
Why isn't the MSM picking up the story?
Could it be because it's not a feud between CP high ranking members, but a crackdown on the Dragon family?
If the plaintiff does not show up at court, the case is closed and the defendant walks and can not be tried again for the same charge.
Seems like the banking mafia is getting of the hook.
Is Ben Fulford saying anything? Or has he been also mowed down by a chinese red army (from the red shield family) tank?

12ToothAssassin's picture

and Iran, Iran all night and dayyyyy....

AldousHuxley's picture

Russian scientists helped Iran build the nuke.

China gets oil from Iran.

 

US s putting BRIC in their place.

lolmao500's picture

"Scientists in nearly all countries....are convinced that strikes may slow down the Iranian nuclear program. But they will never cancel it, close it down or eliminate it"

Eh... Lavrov... you missed a point... it won't be only strikes... it'll be REGIME CHANGE.

As for China, they have been saying for years that any attack on the oil flow is an attack on their development and a threat to their national sovereignty... because they know that no oil/high oil prices = massive inflation = riots = danger to regime = that can't be allowed.

Cutting oil supplies/making oil unaffordable = an act of war against China... as it was between Japan and the US in 1941.

hedgetr's picture

come on... just a bit close to reality ::) it's russian (our) sense of humor

The Big Ching-aso's picture

 

 

Bombshell News:   We're one major oil disruption away from starting WWIII in earnest.  Or the last WW humanity will ever see.

Vlad Tepid's picture

Unfortunately for the US, China is not some high school football team. You can't run the same play twice and expect to get over on the people who wrote "The Art of War" 2000 years ago and have had 3000 years of continuous civilization.

Getting Old Sucks's picture

All young men under the age of 26, report to duty to defend your country!

dark pools of soros's picture

will it be viewed only in pay per view this time??  or will the bombs have sponsors?

 

and will it happen during the summer olympics just so you can flip back and forth?

 

will they set up Survivor 10 in Iran first?? Real World? Amazing Race?  lots of marketing questions need to be answered

my puppy for prez's picture

That was too good....thanks for the laugh!

Lucius Cornelius Sulla's picture

All young men under the age of 26, report to duty to defend your currency!

Manthong's picture

That's good.. and a new typing class excercse:

"Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their counter-party,"

Getting Old Sucks's picture

All young men under the age of 26, report to duty to defend your Masters!

Actually, I think they're in for a big surprise. 

mendigo's picture

That shits not funny.
I hope they are careful to train them to recognize the enemy.

theMAXILOPEZpsycho's picture

I'm 29...does this mean I'm safe at home then! Wooohoo less cometition for young college chicks!

BlackholeDivestment's picture

...actually draft age is now 42. Homosexual/transgender/transhuman people are now all on the list. Legally women would now also fall into the draft too. If you don't wish to fight for the U.N.Constitutional Executive Rule of Rosemary's Baby Abortion, Benny and the 911 Jets of the Suicide Vampire Squid of the Great Wal Mart of China ...well, you will have to be a Real Christian in order to object and stand fast. In that case you are a terrorist of course and some pathetic goverment goon will use you to justifiy their paycheck against your account for life liberty freedom indepenedence and justice for all. 

My friend, if we are not now standing fast and doing no harm, we are either; a dipshit that has accepted the mark of the beast and we are still showing up to work for the black hole now, or we are sealed evil bastard trying to prolong our pathetic existance as a slave under the gun by killing the Son of Man, what we would claim to be our own image. Lol. There is no difference. 

Rick Masters's picture

Seriously? Name one case of a Christian being arrested for being Christian? I think you throw around the word slave far too easily but I can't tell if you are being satirical.

BlackholeDivestment's picture

''I think'' ''but I can't tell''  

...case(s), lol, uh here you go ....Masters, start your revelation here http://aclj.org/jay-sekulow then do some of your own work. It's not as if you don't have a computer right? Lol.

When you get done with that lesson (after reading the prophetic Word of our Father in Christ will help too) maybe you can foresee the case(s) at hand in the military etc... and when the Rosemary's Baby Care goes full affect etc...  

 ...so you think you are a free Christian and not a slave ...because you accept the mark of the beast, Masters? Lol. What are you legally buying selling and trading with again? Oh yeah, some paper with the name of a man  that represented the Office of the President on it, and you got this paper with a serial number on it because of your name and number given to you on behalf of the debt held against you by your ...umm Masters? LMAO You know the time of sealing is at hand my friend?  ...and you are a vapor away from the black hole?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rV_g7U30b8 

We should all be in jail or dead at this point ...if you really thought about the Contempt this country has for the mercy of our Father in Christ. The spirit of our Constitution rests with the people and they are overcome with lukewarm hearts, compartmentalized and socialized worldly brains that can't see or discern the season, or even recognize the light of life freedom liberty independence and justice for all. THATS WHY THEY DID NOT VOTE FOR RON PAUL LAST TIME! They bought into what Rosemary's Baby and the Two Party Suicide Vampire Squid of the Great Wal Mart of China sold them. That was an offer of temptation. Who could say this generation is not in the valley of decision and upon the event horizon of tribulation, as defined by the prophetic Word of God in Christ? I'll tell you, people that are fallen.

Time to rise up in agreement with The Master of Mercy. http://bible.cc/revelation/18-4.htm

azzhatter's picture

are the taking rottweilers and german shepherds?

sampo's picture

But but, China has the revaluation option just for these kinds of events.

sablya's picture

The US is going to be bitch-slapped by China and lose face.

taxpayer102's picture

 

Does the U.S. government have a Plan B ?   What plan does the Obama administration, its warmongering members of Congress and all government agencies reliant on computers either made in China or assembled with majority parts made in China, have if China stops delivery of new or replacement computers and computer parts/components.

Ceteris paribus's picture

China makes the guidante systems for 95% of all our smart bombs as we do not have the rare earth metals for them sooooooooo! its a no brainer.

El's picture

All China has to do is dump our debt, or simply refuse to buy more of it. Game over.

mc_LDN's picture

Which the US realises and hence the new national security orders from Obama. Looks like Obama & Co have already planned to go the distance

spartan117's picture

It'll be a wave of inflation like a tsunami hitting America.  The price of food, energy, medicine, and other consumer staples will sky rocket overnight. 

Winston Churchill's picture

Just preferable to the wave of radiation.

That might come from this game of chicken anyway, if this drags on long enough

for the Chinese and Russia to be ready.They are getting rid of those US $ by

buying war materiel and stockpiling.

Delaying this war past Obmneys election, is going to get us all irradiated.

Rynak's picture

The only thing that is going to get us irradiated, is megalomaniacs like you.

Granted, it's not as if there is a lack of abundance of them, among the current "decisionmakers", so please don't take this personal... you're just one like them, but with less influence.

kridkrid's picture

Why? Game over for whom?

The game is already over, perhaps.

dark pools of soros's picture

exactly - who says what the value of anything is?  big bombs get big votes

Debeachesand Jerseyshores's picture

Yeah but, Who is going to buy all that debt?

SemperFord's picture

Not really, The Fed will buy it ;) as they buy it all and their books cant be opened!

dark pools of soros's picture

yeah they've pretty much been playing the game on cheat mode for the last few years

kridkrid's picture

Yup. And the game ends the same way no matter how much cheating is done to extend said game. And it is not like China hasn't been cheating and benefiting from the cheating all along. No, we all get to crash together and fight a bloody war for the new world order (not capitalized... Whatever the next thing is new world order, not the Jesuits or Jews or whatever NWO).

Koffieshop's picture

The Fed may absorb the Treasuries, but they will have to instantly create trillions of Dollars to do that.
China can then proceed to release those trillions into the market instantly, buying any commodities, PM's or currencies they see fit.
What will Ben do then?

Ceteris paribus's picture

Good try but America would freeze the accounts so they could not dump the bonds .

Rick Masters's picture

China will neither dump its holdings, nor refuse to buy more for the foreseeable future. If it did that, who would buy their junk as the US is the largest purchaser of Chinese exports? Also, what would it have to gain from starting such an adversarial relationship? Well, we already have a semi-adversarial relationship but that would put things on full blast. I don't really think they want a hot war or a cold war as I can't see what they have to gain from it as they'll gain hegemony over East Asia over time. You probably hear about all this hyperbolic reactions from China cause they want to sound bigger than they are but the fact is for right now and for the next decade China isn't doing anything to us, nor can they even if they wanted to (their only option is dumping the debt, which is suicide for them and for us, well, good ole Uncle Ben will just buy it. It will probably be horrific for us, but that's not certain but it will be suicide for them. It ain't happening. The only thing you will see is them incrementally not buying as many T-bills.

CompassionateFascist's picture

Historically, "rational behavior" calculi vis a vis State behavior have been proven wrong again and again.

Rick Masters's picture

And I could very well be wrong. But I think things are going to be a lot more boring than you would think vis a vis our relationship with China. But who knows with that whole coup thing going on over there, right? Who knows what will happen if there actually is a coup...would it become a military dictatorship? That's plenty scary.

azzhatter's picture

Chinese are pragmatic but that "face" thing gets in the way sometimes.

Rick Masters's picture

That's certainly the wild card going forward with them. Also, they just got a taste of saying NO to the USA on the Syria resolution at the UN so it could be they like'd the way it felt and are going to be doing it more often. I think if things get hot though they'll go the route of stifling access for the USA on rare earths more than dumping T-bills. I think they'll approach anything having to do with their bond holdings extremely rationally cause going about it in any other way will be the great leap backwards.

GeneMarchbanks's picture

The heat is on, no doubt. But now, we are going to see the 'negotiations' get more intense since the interests are no longer even close to similar.

Putin will lead the way with requests starting with Syria.

 

kito's picture

well, i am glad this is all going smoothly...............

Lucius Cornelius Sulla's picture

Its great seeing Hillary all worked up.