China is Iran’s largest trading partner, including oil and gas, along with billions of dollars in other products and services.
On Friday, President Xi Jinping arrived in Tehran, officially welcomed by Iranian President Hassan Rohani.
The visit was the first by a Chinese head of state in 14 years, Jiang Zemin the last one in 2002, early in the post-9/11 era, featuring endless US imperial wars, along with hostile anti-Russian/anti-Chinese policies.
Presidents Xi and Rohani seek closer ties, Xi signalizing a new chapter in bilateral relations. Iran’s IRNA news agency quoted him saying: