Ten O’Clock to Tehran: China Launches New Rail Link with Iran as US Severs Ties

Ten O’Clock to Tehran: China Launches New Rail Link with Iran as US Severs Ties

Beijing has officially opened its new train route to Iran, as the US urges its companies to wind down their operations with the Islamic Republic. As US President Donald Trump hardens his confrontational attitude to Tehran, tearing up the 2015 nuclear deal and calling for a new sanctions regime, China is more than ready to grab the opportunity for trade by opening a new international railroad connecting Tehran and Bayannur, a city in China’s Inner Mongolia region.

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