Negotiations between the P5+1 group and Iran failed to produce a result as both sides refused to budge on the nuclear issue. Tehran insists that nuclear enrichment is its “undeniable right,” while Western powers snubbed Iranian demands to remove sanctions
Will China trade with, or occupy Iran? China has plenty of skilled oil workers. They need oil ; not Iranians. Russia has plenty of oil. An Iranian crisis will drive up the price of Russia's chief export. Why compete with Iranian product? Russia would sure like access to Iranian warm water ports. Neither China or Russia has any interest in a nuclear armed Moslem country on their border that can strike their cities from without and stir up Moslem extremism within their borders. India does not want a nuclear armed Moslem ally for Pakistan. Isreal's interests are obvious.
Iran has been turned into a puppet state before by us in 1956. We put the Shaw on the Peacock throne. No one needs Iranians; they want the oil and the great location. China may play hard to get; but their real objective is to make a deal with us over Taiwan. They will neutralize North Korea and Iran, if we will make a Hong Kong type deal with them for Taiwan. In my opinion, if Iran is not successful in negotiations, the great powers will agree to effectively dismember Iran.