Originally posted by phil3000
Russia and China are the biggest weapons supplier to Iran ,namely air defence and missiles . The biggest weapons supplier to Syria is Iran .
So, via Russia and China the cause of the Syrian refugee status could well fall at their feet and because of that China should take in Syrian refugees .
Given his record of bigotry, Phil3000 presumably feels the UK's too welcoming toward refugees.
And, as usual, the Islamophobic troll Phil3000 gets his 'facts' blatantly wrong.
First of all, there has been an international arms embargo for years against Iran.
While there reportedly have been negotiations about Iran buying SAMs from Russia,
as far as I know, the deal has not been finalized and, certainly, no SAMS have yet been delivered.
China has not sold arms (e.g. obsolete aircraft) to Iran since much after the time of the Iran-Iraq war
In fact, the backbone of Iran's air force remains the American aircraft inherited from the Shah.
Iran continues to use the F-14 Tomcat, F-4 Phantom, and F-5E fighters, long after
they have been retired from service by the USA. Even to this day, Iran's air force
reflects its primary heritage of American training, procedures, and equipment.
And it's absurd for Phil3000 to insinuate the Iran has been primarily responsible for
the refugee crises in Iraq and Syria. I would submit that the US-led invasion of Iraq
was primarily responsible for destabilizing the region, setting into motion a sequence
of events leading to the present crises. And Phil3000 ignores the arms being sent
by US allies such as Saudi Arabia to the anti-Assad forces (really, the Sunni anti-Alawite side)
in Syria's civil war. To put it simply, there's ample blame to share about Syria's civil war.
By the way, a family of apparent Middle Eastern heritage recently became one of my neighbours.
And I am not in the least more worried about my safety.