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U.S. Ready To Apply Sanctions, Pressure To Stop Russian And Chinese Arms Sales To Iran

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U.S. Ready To Apply Sanctions, Pressure To Stop Russian And Chinese Arms Sales To Iran

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Russia and China have begun to show a more active interest in military cooperation with Iran since the end of the arms embargo, said US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Dana Stroul on August 10th.

“We are watching China sign a 20-year strategic partnership agreement with Iran, and the Russians are negotiating the supply [to Iran] of weapons,” she said during a hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Stroul stressed that the United States is ready to use sanctions and diplomatic means to prevent the supply of weapons to Iran from Moscow and Beijing.

The US partners in the Middle East, including the Persian Gulf, should be aware that only cooperation with Washington is in their security interests, Stroul said.

“Turning to China or Russia will not help their security or stability, especially at a time when they are trying to help Iran build up the power of its conventional weapons,” she said.

Republican Senator Todd Young said Russia and China are supplying conventional weapons to Iran, which is transferring them to allies in the region. “I have no doubt that the Houthis or Hezbollah members are using Russian or Chinese weapons,” he said.

The UN embargo on the supply and export of conventional weapons to Iran expired in October 2020. The United States opposed its cancellation and imposed sanctions on those who supply weapons to Tehran.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional Security Mira Resnick noted that the United States is ready to curb the attempts of Russia and China to expand their influence.

In her opinion, Washington is interested not only in securing its interests, but also in establishing stability in the region.

“China has not demonstrated that it has an interest or opportunity to help stabilize the region,” she said during the hearing. Resnik also described interaction with Russia and China in the region as a “strategic rivalry.”

If US partners in the Middle East consider placing Chinese military facilities on their territory, they must weigh the risks of such a step, Stroul warned. This could pose a threat to American technology and the stability of the entire region.

“We talk about these risks with every country,” she said. Earlier, Foreign Policy magazine wrote about Beijing’s intention to deploy a military base in the UAE.

In early July, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia is working to update its concept of collective security in the Persian Gulf.

“Our friends are showing interest in our long-standing initiative on the concept of collective security in the Gulf zone. We are now, taking into account recent events, working on its updated version. In the very near future, we will be ready to share it with interested parties,” state outlet RIA Novosti quoted Lavrov.

The Russian Foreign Ministry presented the concept of collective security in the Persian Gulf zone on July 23 last year.

Among the measures proposed by Moscow at that time were the strengthening of the dialogue between the military departments and experts, the coordination of military aviation flights, the admission of observers to the facilities, the nonclassification of information about the purchase of weapons, the refusal to deploy military groups of third countries in the Persian Gulf and the reduction of the foreign military presence in the region.

In addition, official Moscow announced a proposal to create an Organization for Security and Cooperation in the Persian Gulf zone, which would include Moscow, Washington, Beijing, New Delhi, EU countries and other non-regional players as observers.

US Permanent Representative to the UN, Kelly Craft, in October 2020 said that the American side did not agree with the concept of security proposed by Russia.


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what arms sales really the ones who were obsessed of getting everything from outside of iran are out of power and the ones who make loss when they dont do it inside of iran are now in power so the arms issue will more be an export issue for iran than an import issue going forward


china seems to have offered iran shenyang j16 license production thou but iam not sure if that will happen since iran could do it probably cheaper alone


it depends if the deal contains sophisticated electronic aviation system and parts as well. due to the embargos these things are hard to get for Iran.

Ivan Freely

J-16? I highly doubt it. Russia would complain. Maybe you were thinking of the J-10.


The AmeriCunt textbook hypocrisy is staggering, they armed all the wahhabi gulf dictatorships to the teeth and they are the main sponsors of all the worlds wahhabi/jihadi terrorists. In case of the KSA they still have the shittiest military in the ME, Iran on the other hand has w/o a doubt the best trained organized military in the region even with their dated equipment. It’s just fair that they get a full make-up and modernization from Russia + China…I guess the head chopping terrorist sponsoring wahhabi dictatorships literally wetting their pants.


I sure wish I could post here. Most of my posts are blocked. Does anyone else get this treatment?

Americunt LOSERS

This is not the most user friendly format, you have to be persistent with posts. Tick reCATHCA box several times if need be. Obviously you got thru, so what seems to be the problem?

Ivan Freely

Try posting a simple post containing one character or word. Then go back and edit the post with the comment you wanted to post in the first place.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ivan Freely
Americunt LOSERS

The dumbass Americunts should get a gold medal for being morons, “sanctions” and empty threats aganst China, Russia and Iran will only strengthen their cooperation and Eurasian alliance. What a bunch of lardass idiots.


The Chinese know what happened in Tjianjin, and that it was not a chemical explosion. If US will ever do such again, hell will break lose.

Ivan Freely

There were a few more mysterious explosions after Tianjin. All about a week apart.


Russia and China will tell the seppos to go and foxtrot oscar… They can mind their own damn frigging business…


Why would a partner of US in the middle east would turn to Russia and China should be the first question to arise out of her statement? could it be that these partners felt betrayed and learned a lesson about partnership and security? looks like, as you say, the rats are jumping the sinking boat.

Last edited 1 month ago by Selbstdenker

US have so systematically abused imposing sanctions – as tool a economic warefare – against states like Iran, Venezuela and Russia in last decades that the very threat is losing its power of impact. The previous sustained use of sanctions has forced these economies into a restructured self sufficiency mode and wariness of too much exposure to more vulnerable international markets and sectors. Now, operating freely in the international market sphere obviously provides powerful opportunities for growth, but if the big bad sanctions wielding US Congress decides they don’t want you as serious geo-strategic competition, that same international market exposure can also be a huge liability to an economy.


The AmeriCunts wages literally a Economic/Financial Terrorism-War against the Rest of the World, Friends + Foes alike for dominance subjugation and leverage for blackmail + extortion.

Last edited 1 month ago by Brokenspine66

When US open it’s mouth, it stinks from a mile away. Hypocrites ! !


Under US pressure, and keen to suck up to NATO, the Croats decided not use any Russian industry or services, few years back, when trying to service and expand their ageing MiG-21 fleet. So they deferred to US approval, and used new US pals, Ukraine. It was a catastrophic disaster. Nothing they received was reliable and everything was quickly was grounded as unsafe. Turned out everything they got was pulled, and mashed together, from bone-yards as far as Algeria to Bulgaria. No matching serial numbers or parts here. It cost the Croats dearly. As it ended the ongoing viability of their their legacy MiG-21 fleet and forced them into an unexpected new round of procurement, now needing to replace it all once. Which now finds them shopping around, with very limited budget, for a deal on used and crapped out F-16 air-frames.

Last edited 1 month ago by SevenUps
Christian J. Chuba

Iran should signal that since under ‘maximum pressure’ there is no benefit to restraining their nuclear program that they have no incentive not to build nuclear weapons.

What incentive does Iran have to not build nukes?

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