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Israel FM Calls On China To Help Restrain Iran's Nuclear Programme


Amichai Stein at Kann has reported that Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen has held a call with his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang and called on China to, "exert influence on Iran" to stop the progress of Iran's nuclear program."

  • The past few months has seen a Iran take significant steps to reduce their political and economic isolation.
  • A restoration of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia has removed one of the key pillars of Israeli foreign policy in the region which viewed a normalisation of ties with Riyadh as a effective means of constraining Iran.
  • An appeal to China further indicates the increasing diplomatic influence of China, who now maintains deep political ties with both Tehran and Riyadh.

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