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  Monday, June 27, 2022



U.S. keen for an EU disintegration?!

Mounting pressures over the European Union to put his policies in line with those of the U.S. has put its existence at risk!

After the nomination of Mario Draghi, the former managing director of Goldman Sachs, as the head of ECB and his tough policies regarding the Greece debt could be dubbed as a U.S. policy to dismantle the EU.

This has been accompanied by pressures coming directly from the U.S. to enforce the EU to cut its financial ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran which is going to undermine the already unstable position of the European Union.

This has been clearly shown by Sajjad Jafari in his cartoon.
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"A key driver in China's relations with Middle-East governments is its dependence on foreign oil to fuel its economic development. This dependency is expected to increase over the coming decade."
China's relations with such countries has provided these countries a great deal of money, allowing them to continue to grow their economics and to maintain their policy.

China and Iran
China is the number one oil and gas importer from Iran. The two countries are bound by energy deals reaching a total value of $120 billion and growing. While the U.S. and EU were forging a diplomatic strategy to halt Iran’s nuclear program, China signed in October 2004 its largest energy deal with Iran ever and promised to block any American attempt to refer Iran’s nuclear program to the UN Security Council. This may indicate not only that China is interested in a militarily strong, even nuclear Iran that dominates the Gulf but also that for China, energy security considerations trump international cooperation on critical global security issues.

China-Iran-Hormuz strait
China also provides conventional weapons that could threaten U.S. military forces securing the Persian Gulf and specially Hormuz strait. Of particular concern are China's sales to Iran of anti-ship cruise missiles, which pose a threat to oil tanker traffic and American naval vessels operating there. This arms trafficking presents an increasing threat to U.S. global security interests, particularly in the Middle East and Asia.

China and Hispanics
In the Western Hemisphere China concluded oil and gas deals with Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador. But its main country of interest is Venezuela, U.S.' fourth largest oil supplier. A series of oil agreements signed in early 2005 allow Chinese companies to explore for oil and gas and set up refineries in Venezuela. Chinese state-owned oil companies have also begun seeking ambitious oil deals in Canada, the top petroleum supplier to the U.S. China’s continued penetration into the Western Hemisphere could have profound economic and political implications for the U.S. Considering the fact that both U.S.’ and Mexico’s domestic crude production are falling, the U.S. cannot afford to lose chunks of the crude produced by the two countries that together supply a third of its oil imports. With less oil available to the American market the U.S. will be forced to seek this oil elsewhere, primarily in the Middle East, hence becoming more dependent on this tumultuous region.

Extracted from IAGS



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