The US last year reintroduced sanctions on Iran, and on countries buying oil from Iran. Photo: Reuters

Why China is set to support Iran at the Osaka G20 summit – but subtly

  • Tehran and Beijing both face pressures from Washington, but China is expected to avoid further inflaming US relations
  • China is among the countries set to discuss saving the Iran nuclear deal abandoned by Donald Trump
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The US last year reintroduced sanctions on Iran, and on countries buying oil from Iran. Photo: Reuters
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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran in June 2009. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump sanctions Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

  • Amid rising tensions, US president signs executive order denying Khamenei access to financial resources
  • Latest incidents involve attacks on oil tankers, which Tehran has denied, and the downing of a US Navy drone
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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran in June 2009. Photo: Reuters
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