‘Iran Not for Sale, China Get Out’: Iranians Protest Over Iran-China 25-Year Deal

People took to the streets recently in Iran and other countries to protest an expansive, long-term deal that Iran has signed with China. Outside the Chinese Consulate in Vancouver on April 3, protesters held signs reading “Iran not for sale, China get out” and “Take your hands away from Iran.” On March 27, the foreign ministers of Iran and China signed a 25-year Strategic Comprehensive Partnership Agreement that covers political, economic, and security between the two countries and bring $400 billion of Chinese investment into Iran, state-run CGTV reported. Though the terms and details of the agreement have not been made public, a leaked draft circulated last July revealed China would invest in Iran’s 5G network, nuclear energy, ports, and railroads. In return, the communist state would receive a steady supply of Iranian oil and gas at a discounted price for 25 years. At the Vancouver protest on April 3, …
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