Co-operation deal hype masks Chinese caution over oil supplier Iran

Issue 1123 - 08 Apr 2021

Iran’s engagement with global powers has brought it to the forefront of international diplomacy in recent weeks: a much-trumpeted 25-year co-operation deal with China was signed on 27 March and the start of indirect talks with the United States over a revival of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal began in Vienna on 7 April.

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