China’s effort in brokering the Iran-Saudi Arabia deal is about energy, according to Aryeh Lightstone, former special envoy for the Abraham Accords and senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to Israel from 2017 to 2021.
Saudi Arabia and Iran announced on March 10 that they would resume diplomatic relations in a deal brokered by China.
Lightstone called it “a brilliant move by China,” referring to its mediation of the Iran-Saudi Arabia deal.
“At the end of the day, regardless of what somebody tells you about green and natural resources, and whatever else it will be, energy is what makes the world go round. And in between Iran and Saudi Arabia, and their relationship with Russia right now, China has a very strong hold on energy supply for the near and not so near future,” he recently told “China in Focus” on NTD, the sister media outlet of The Epoch Times….