Don’t Count on China To Curb Iran Opinion


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In its increasingly frantic efforts to deter the Houthis, the Yemeni rebels now menacing maritime shipping in the Red Sea, the Biden administration has hit upon a new strategy: begging Beijing for help. Over the past few weeks, senior White House officials have repeatedly appealed to China's government to intercede with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Houthis' main geopolitical sponsor, to curb the radical militia's disruptive behavior. National security advisor Jake Sullivan even huddled with China's foreign minister in Thailand this past weekend to press the issue. The Biden administration's outreach is logical. As National Security Council spokesperson John...