Ramping up the pressure of Iran

Yesterday I pointed out that Israel and Russia were getting cozy on energy supply. Today, we read that China and Russia have agreed with the Atlantic powers on a rebuke to Iran:

VIENNA — Russia and China backed four Western powers on Wednesday to step up diplomatic pressure on Iran to allay concerns that it is developing atomic bombs capability, a day after Israel ramped up threats to attack the Islamic state.

The United States, France, Germany and Britain as well as Russia and China agreed a draft resolution at the UN nuclear agency to rebuke Iran over its expanded uranium enrichment program while making clear their desire to find a peaceful resolution to the dispute which risks a new Middle East war.”

This is is yet another signal that foreign powers are getting set to bomb Iran. China and Russia have always played a delaying game. That they are joining the Atlantic powers in tightening sanctions is significant.

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