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  1. Dalit

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    ISLAMABAD: Experts have advised Islamabad, Beijing and Tehran to develop their trilateral mechanism to benefit from the signing of a China-Iran strategic deal.

    The suggestion was put forward at a webinar hosted by the Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI), which was chaired by Senate Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed.

    The webinar was attended by representatives of local as well as Chinese and Iranian think tanks. It was held to discuss the proposed China-Iran pact and explore how Pakistan could benefit from it, especially after India’s gradual exit from Iran because of US sanctions.

    The ambassador said Iran was ready to extend its cooperation with China to other friendly countries in the region in a regional mechanism.

    The senior fellow at the Centre for West Asian and African Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, Dr Jin Liangxiang, said that conditions were favourable for trilateral cooperation between Pakistan, China and Iran.

    Iran and Pakistan can through this cooperation become new economic power centres for the region, he said.

    He said CPEC was progressing well, but it was important for Iran to develop a national consensus on planned Chinese investment. He warned that Chinese entry into Iran could be seen by India as a challenge from China and Pakistan and it could react to the development.

    The three countries, he said, could benefit through energy cooperation, construction of pipelines for transporting Iranian oil and gas to China, and improved market access.

    Dr Foad Izadi, a professor at Tehran University, said there could not be better partners for Iran than China and Pakistan in its quest to defeat US ‘maximum pressure policy’.

    Executive Director of IPI, Prof Sajjad Bokhari, also spoke on the occasion.

    Published in Dawn, July 30th, 2020

    https://www.dawn.com/news/1571911/pakistan-china-and-iran-urged-to-forge-trilateral-partnership
     
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  2. Dalit

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    This is the right time to revive IPC pipeline.

    Pakistan, Iran and China should all identify and highlight areas of interest. There is huge scope for trade and joint venture projects. Both economic and military.
     
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    Pakistan can benefit by just keeping quite and not prematurely jumping up and down.

    All that China-Iran trade will likely go through Pakistan.
     
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    For a starter, get the IPC pipeline up and running. This will be a good morale booster for things to come.
     
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    Expect sanctions. USA hasn't even spared its greatest allies in for the NORDSTREAM project.
     
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    We cannot hold our regional ambitions hostage to American demands. This window of opportunity must be availed at all cost. America should be shown a middle finger. The US is a spoiler and an illwisher.

    Pakistan must at all cost refocus on IPC.
     
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    IMF, WB, FATF, US GULF ALLIES.... socha yaad karwa doon
     
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  8. Dalit

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    We also joined CPEC. They couldn't do anything. Iran will be an extension of the same project. I don't understand the fear.
     
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    Put turkey in that equation too
     
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    Offcourse Turkey can be a partner at any time, but to be honest, i think China-Pakistan-Iran have a more special strategic relationship due to geography...they share long borders with each other...TUrkey is more afar from where they all intersect geographically.
     
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    If Pakistan can get Iranian oil/gas at very cheap rates as China then its a win-win esp along with the Turkmen-afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline. More competition the better since it drives down costs overall.

    Eventually the Iran-Pakistan Gas pipeline could be expanded to China. With a large refinery hub settup at Gwadar. Pakistan can become a huge re-export of hub of refined petroleum/gas products from Central Asia/Iran.
     
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    The reality is:

    Iran and Pakistan share a terrorism menace, sponsored partly by USA and partly by India in Balochistan and S-B.

    We should be looking at unified strategies economically and in terms of security. Pakistan's problem is decoupling completely from the Anglospheric world within which it was born. I'd like for Pakistan to do it - but it's difficult. Moreover, what guarantees does Pakistan have with the volatile Iranian mullahs? They're currently in a position where they need allies. It wasn't so long ago that the mullahs openly railed against Pakistani interests. Moreover, Pakistani citizens are routinely exploited to serve as Iranian proxies in wars that do not concern Pakistan in the slightest.

    I'm all for rapprochement with Iran but it should be negotiated carefully and not simply jumped at.
     
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    There is definitely a risk, but we have to overcome this fear or else we will forever be a hostage to America's agenda.
    We need to break free.
     
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    it does beg to question why the hell are so many nations still buying petroleum products from them and we are still abiding by yankee wishes! the yanks need to keep mellow if they wish to stay in afghani land.
     
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    Why would the Iranian want to cut the price on a long term basis ?