Middle East Economic Survey


No 32



Threats And Accusations Traded As Screws Tighten On Iran

A US delegation will visit China this month to try to persuade Beijing to back tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. China Irans largest trading partner backed the latest UN sanctions, but at the end of July opposed recent EU sanctions, which targeted Irans energy sector (MEES, 2 August). Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said: China does not approve of the...