Firstly, about China and Russia and their relationship with Iran (nothing new):
The China-Iran-Russia axis has been dubbed "that other axis" by Asia Times' Jephraim P. Gundzik, who wrote June 9, 2005, that "Beijing's increasingly close ties with Moscow and Tehran will thwart Washington's foreign policy goal of expanding US security footholds in the Middle East, Central Asia and Asia. However, the primacy of economic stability will most likely prevent a proxy-style military confrontation, in Iran or North Korea, between China and the US."And about the actual crisis. And its solutions as seen on an article of Victor Hanson:(the link it's not on the original post, I forgot to insert it, gluppp)
A) First is the ostrich strategy — see and hear no evil,As I say in my post, the fact that most surprised me when I read the article, was that the possibility of a joint world attack is not even mentioned. Although everyone of them are just not very comfortable with the idea of having a nuclear Iran.
B) Alternatively, we could step up further global condemnation
C) A third, and often unmentionable, course is to allow the most likely intended target of nuclear Iran, Israel, to take matters into its own hands.
D) The fourth scenario is as increasingly dreaded as it is apparently inevitable — a U.S. air strike.
And oh, well, the Oscar for an ambigous expression goes to:
The question of sanctions against Iran puts the cart before the horse - sanctions are in no way the best, or the only, way to solve the problemMarvellous, eh? What are those solutions??? Why he does not state them?
Sergey Lavrov Russian foreign minister