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Iran, China Conduct Joint Naval Drills

The Straits of Hormuz. Killing field for the SS-N-22 Sunburn missiles!

  • Iran, China Conduct Joint Naval Drills
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    Last summer, when the Syrian conflict was near its peak under the Obama administration, China unexpectedly warned it was ready to enter the proxy war when in a stunning announcement, Xinhua reported that Beijing was prepared to side with Syria and Russia, against the US-led alliance, and that Xi and Assad had agreed that the Chinese military will have closer ties with Syria and provide humanitarian aid to the civil war torn nation.

    A high-ranking People’s Liberation Army officer also said that the training of Syrian personnel by Chinese instructors has also been discussed: the Director of the Office for International Military Cooperation of China’s Central Military Commission, Guan Youfei, arrived in Damascus on Tuesday for talks with Syrian Defense Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, Xinhua added. Guan said China had consistently played a positive role in pushing for a political resolution in Syria. “China and Syria’s militaries have a traditionally friendly relationship, and China’s military is willing to keep strengthening exchanges and cooperation with Syria’s military,” Xinhua quoted Guan.

    Then last month, as the lingering Syrian proxy war dragged on, we reported that Moscow was hoping “for China’s help in solving the Syrian crisis and restoring the country.”

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June 19, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , ,

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