Four international calls to Beijing at the critical moment the first call from Pompeio

 Four international calls to Beijing at the critical moment the first call from Pompeio

The attack not only killed at least eight people, including Qasim Sulaimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Holy City Brigade, but also aroused the anger of a large number of people in Iran and Iraq.

u25b2 on January 3 local time, in Tehran, Iran, people took part in a march to protest against the bombing of Qasim Sulaimani, commander of the Holy City Brigade under the Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

On the day of the attack, many countries issued statements urging all parties to keep calm and restraint to avoid further escalation of tensions.

In the next few days, relevant parties launched a new round of intensive communication, with frequent connections between major countries.

In Beijing, four calls were made in two days.

At the critical moment, four international calls to Beijing

After the attack, according to public reports, China received its first phone call from U.S. Secretary of state Peng Peio.

On January 3, Yang Jiechi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the office of the Foreign Affairs Working Committee of the CPC Central Committee, held a telephone call with U.S. Secretary of state pompeio at his request.

On the phone, the US side briefed its position on the current situation in the Middle East.

According to the tweet released by pompeio on March 3, he reiterated his commitment to work to ease the situation during the call.

u25b2 screenshot of punpeo twitter

Yang said China is highly concerned about the current situation in the Middle East. China has always advocated resolving differences through dialogue and consultation and opposes the use of force in international relations.

We hope that all parties concerned, especially the United States, will exercise restraint and return to the track of seeking solutions through dialogue as soon as possible, so as to reduce tensions. He stressed.

In the foreign ministers activities column on the website of the Ministry of foreign affairs, on January 4 alone, foreign minister Wang Yi spoke with foreign ministers of three countries on the situation in the Middle East.

u25b2 screenshot of the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

According to the briefing time of the Ministry of foreign affairs, the first caller was Iranian foreign minister Zarif.

Zarif briefed Irans position on the attack on its general and hoped that China would play an important role in preventing the escalation of regional tensions.

The second call came from French Foreign Minister Jean Le derrien, who also introduced Frances views on the current situation in the Middle East. He hoped to communicate closely with China and play a positive role in preventing the escalation of regional tensions.

On the same night, Wang Yi spoke by telephone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, saying that the two sides should strengthen strategic communication, jointly safeguard international law and international fairness and justice, and play a responsible role in properly coping with the current situation in the Middle East.

Important role, positive role and responsible role, several words with similar meanings and different emphases, highlight the expectations of the international community for China and Chinas own responsibility.

Lavrov stressed by telephone that Russia and China stand in complete agreement

The Middle East, a land of two oceans, three continents and five seas, is moving with one hair.

At a critical moment in the Iranian situation, Chinas position has also attracted great attention from the international media.

Tass news agency quoted Russias foreign ministry as saying Thursday that the Russian and Chinese foreign ministers reiterated their opposition to the use of force in violation of the UN Charter, and that all countries must respect national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Russian Foreign Ministry also said: Russian and Chinese foreign ministers pointed out that the illegal actions of the United States have seriously increased regional tensions. Under such circumstances, Russia and China intend to ease tensions and will take joint measures to create conditions for a proper response to the conflict.

u25b2 materials and pictures: building of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Xinhua News Agency / Russian news agency)

France Radio International pointed out that Wang Yi spoke on the phone with foreign ministers of Russia and France on the 4th, and French foreign ministers also discussed the situation in the Middle East with foreign ministers of China and Germany. The three foreign ministers agreed that it is necessary to avoid the escalation of tensions.

According to the press release released by China, Wang Yis phone call with Lavrov was special - the other three calls were all on request, while the phone call with Lavrov did not have the word on request.

Professor Ding long, director of the Gulf research center of the University of foreign economic relations and trade, told Xiaorui that as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, China and Russia have very important political, economic and security interests in the Gulf, so it is necessary to maintain close communication, while the two sides are not on call, which means that there is a communication mechanism between China and Russia on international affairs and security affairs, without special Other emphasis.

In the Xinhua News Agencys press release, it was clear that there was a consensus: Wang Yi said that China and France share similar positions, while Lavrov stressed that Russia and China share exactly the same position.

Expert: the US approach has been opposed all over the world

The hotline to Beijing is very busy, and many other countries are also in touch with each other.

In addition to calling Yang Jiechi on the 3rd, pompeio also telephoned Dominique RAB, British Foreign Minister and chief minister, and German Foreign Minister Maas for explanation. On the same day, French President Marcon spoke with Putin to discuss the situation in Iraq.

In addition, markron and British Prime Minister Johnson also made regular phone calls with us president Trane on the 5th to express their concerns about the situation in the Middle East.

The US approach has actually been opposed all over the world. The United States is determined to let the Gulf peace, which the international community has made great efforts to promote, go to waste, which all parties do not want to see, Dinglong said

u25b2 on January 4, local time, in San Francisco, the United States, people attended a rally to condemn president trump for ordering the killing of senior Iranian general Kassem Sulaimani. (photographed by Li Jianguo, Xinhua News Agency)

Lu Jin, an expert on Iran at the West Asia and Africa Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, also pointed out that the US side called all countries to explain after the air raid, which was more like a crisis public relations and wanted to defend itself, but it was only one side of the US.

Compared with the United States, which is busy explaining, other countries or international organizations are busy putting out the fire. The European Union issued a statement Friday, inviting Zarif to visit the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the situation in the Middle East and issues related to the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue. Previously, UN Secretary General Guterres stressed that the world cant bear another war in the Gulf region and urged leaders to exercise maximum restraint.

Lu Jin said bilateral and multilateral efforts of China, Russia and Europe will help ease the situation in the Middle East.

She pointed out that China has friendly relations with countries in the Middle East, established strategic partnership with important countries in the region, and Middle East countries also expect China to play a greater role in the Middle East issue, which are favorable conditions for China to play a constructive role..

At todays (January 6) regular press conference of the Ministry of foreign affairs, Geng Shuang once again called on all parties concerned to exercise restraint, avoid the escalation of events in turn, return to the track of dialogue and consultation as soon as possible, and promote the cooling down of tensions.

China will continue to uphold an objective and just position and play a constructive role in maintaining peace and security in the Middle East and the Gulf region. He said.

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