For China, Iran uranium plant no game changer
China’s distaste for sanctions and appetite for Iran‘s oil may hamper Western efforts to ramp up pressure on Tehran after disclosure of the country’s second uranium enrichment plant.
The United States and Western European powers want greater force behind demands that Iran come clean on its nuclear plans, following last week’s revelation of the new nuclear facility.
China may be persuaded to back some sanctions, especially if Russia joins U.S. and European calls for action, experts say.
But Beijing is likely to flex its power as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council to dilute any proposed resolution that could threaten its ties with Tehran.
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