Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Iran follows a trip to Saudi Arabia, where he met King Salman bin Abdulaziz (pictured). Analysts say Xi will need to walk a fine balance between the two Middle Eastern nations, which are at loggerheads over Riyadh’s execution of a Shiite cleric. Photo: SPA

China’s President Xi Jinping seeks ‘early bird’ advantage with Iran as he lands in Tehran just days after lifting of sanctions

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Iran follows a trip to Saudi Arabia, where he met King Salman bin Abdulaziz (pictured). Analysts say Xi will need to walk a fine balance between the two Middle Eastern nations, which are at loggerheads over Riyadh’s execution of a Shiite cleric. Photo: SPA
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