Extended Partnership:

The Strategic Cooperation Agreement signed between China and Iran has sparked extensive controversy, especially given the agreement’s comprehensiveness and long-term duration, its ambiguous and secret terms, and its overall promotion of partnership and cooperation between Beijing and Tehran in the long-term and at all levels, amid the two countries’ mutual gains.

To examine the main provisions of the agreement, its regional repercussions, the gains for both China and Iran, and the various reactions associated with it, click here.