Iran’s supreme leader has signalled a decisive shift in favour of relations with China and Russia, indicating that patience is running out with efforts to improve ties with the West. One of the most popular slogans during the 1979 revolution was “Neither East nor West”, a defiant vow that Iran would no longer favour either of the world’s major forces at the time — American-style capitalism or Soviet Communism. Analysts say this does not change the basic idea that Iran refuses to fall under the sway of outside powers.
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