Developments in Iran-China Relations and Future Outlook
- publication date:2020/10/20
While Iran is under severe economic sanctions from the United States, the growing closeness between Iran and China is attracting attention. For Iran, which is struggling with both sanctions and the spread of COVID-19 infections, a stronger relationship with China could be a godsend. Meanwhile, the Belt and Road Initiative advocated by China involves expansion into the Middle East, which is causing some concern in the international community. Research Fellow Kenta Aoki analyzes the current state of Iran?China relations, the challenges related to these relations, and the future outlook.