Senior Iranian official: strategic deal with China expedites end of America

Senior Iranian official: strategic deal with China expedites end of America
Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran. (File/AFP)
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Updated 29 March 2021

Senior Iranian official: strategic deal with China expedites end of America

Senior Iranian official: strategic deal with China expedites end of America

A senior Iranian official praised a strategic deal with China saying it expedited the end of America.
The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, wrote on Twitter that the 25-year agreement between Iran and China was part of Tehran’s “active resistance policy.”
“The world isn't just the West and the West doesn't just (consist of) the law-breaking United States and covenant-breaking Britain, France and Germany. Biden's concern is well-founded: the flourishing of strategic cooperation in the East will accelerate the decline of the United States,” he said.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, and his visiting Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, signed the agreement on Saturday.
China agreed to invest $400 billion in Iran over 25 years in exchange for a steady supply of oil to fuel its growing economy.