Iran Intends To Strengthen Military Ties With China
Iranian and Communist China's navies hold joint naval drills.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed Wednesday his government’s desire for closer cooperation with Communist China in remarks made during a visit by the Beijing defense minister, state media reported.
According to the report, Mr. Raisi told Communist China’s Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe that Tehran sees its ties with Beijing as strategic. Closer cooperation would serve to confront what the Iran calls 'the U.S. unilateralism' but it is America's and the West's attempt to stop Tehran regime from annihilating Israel, acquiring supremacy in the Middle-East and utilising terrorism as its foreign policy's instrument.
Confronting unilateralism and creating stability and order is possible through cooperation of independent and like-minded powers, Mr. Raisi was quoted as saying.
Mr. Wei in turn said improving ties between Iran and China would provide security, “particularly in the current critical and tense situation.”
Mr. Wei also met with his Iranian counterpart, Gen. Mohammad Reza Ashtinai, and reportedly invited him to visit Communist China, as well as with other Iranian military officials.
Iran has undermined security situation in the Middle-East
The official IRNA news agency quoted Mr. Ashtiani as assailing U.S. military presence in the Middle East and elsewhere, claiming falsely that “wherever the U.S. has had military presence, it has created waves of insecurity, instability, rifts, pessimism, war, destruction and displacement.”
It is Iran that has sponsored Houti terrorist group that launches attacks on Saudi Arabia, and has been undermining security situation in Syria and Lebanon.
Mr. Wei said his visit was aimed at “improving the strategic defense cooperation” between Iran and China — cooperation that he said would have a “remarkable” impact in defusing unilateralism and fighting terrorism.