[Explanations] Recently, the U.S. military in Iraq to kill Iran's top general Suleimani triggered a chain reaction. On January 8, Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. military bases in Iraq in retaliation for the U.S. in an operation codenamed \"Martyrs Suleimani.\" \"The United States is ready to embrace peace and no more direct military response,\" U.S. President Donald Trump responded in the early hours of January 9, Beijing time.
[Explanation] What is the intention of the US side? What impact will tensions in the Middle East have on the world economy and the international relations landscape? On january 9th china's former ambassador to iran, hua liming, told chinanews.com in an interview that the u.s. assassination of iran's commander, sulaimani, had been a long time, but had not expected such a strong response from iran or the world.
Trump's order to kill him is for the United States to get rid of one of its enemies in the Middle East and remove his confidants. In fact, from the perspective of the Charter of the United Nations, the United States is a terrorist act. He's used to using hegemony, but I don't think the U. S. was expecting such a strong reaction from people like Iran and the Middle East. I think Trump is a little scared, so soon he'll want to shrink back.
[Explanation] What is Trump afraid of? In response, Mr. Hua explained that the immediate upward trend in oil and gold prices in the wake of the events had hurt the US economy, the last thing Mr. Trump would like to see coming.
The oil in the Middle East, which has the right to price oil in the world, was the most sensitive response to the assassination of Suleimani, rising to $68 a barrel, rising gold and falling U.S. stocks. This is the reluctance of the United States to see the world's oil prices rise and its economy suffer. Trump, in particular, would not like to see this litre of oil rise and Trump's vote disappear.
China's energy is increasingly dependent on imported oil, and 60% of it comes from the Middle East. So now, in the middle east, china's economy will suffer. The immediate effect, of course, is that oil prices are also rising at home. But this is only a superficial phenomenon. If oil prices go up and stocks fall and gold prices go up, the world economy will go into a recession.
[Explanations] As for the future trend of the situation in the Middle East, Mr. Hua says the US-Iranian contradictions have become the biggest in the region and are still at an impasse. He believes that, for a long time to come, the situation in the Middle East will not be much changed unless new changes occur.