As Xi heads into Middle East feud, China says aims for balance




 
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As Xi heads into Middle East feud, China says aims for balance
 
January 18th, 2016  
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Topic: As Xi heads into Middle East feud, China says aims for balance


As Xi heads into Middle East feud, China says aims for balance
By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China intends to retain a balanced stance in the Middle East, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, as President Xi Jinping prepared to leave on an unusual visit this week to Saudi Arabia and Iran, regional powers currently locked in a bitter dispute. Tensions between the Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shi'ite Muslim Iran have escalated since Saudi authorities executed Shi'ite cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Jan. 2, triggering outrage among Shi'ites. In response, Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad, prompting Riyadh to sever relations.




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