The Russia-China-Iran Triumvirate against the US

Asia Times describes in its article “Far from quiet on the US vs Russia-China front” on May 29 Russia, China and Central Asia’s busy activities on interaction between Euroasia Economic Union (EAEU) and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the expansion of their Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to include Iran.

By taking Iran into SCO, there will be a formal Russia-China-Iran triumvirate against the US. Iran has applied for SCO membership. As the US is carrying out three wars respectively against Russia (sanctions on Russia for Ukraine), China (the trade war) and Iran (the sanctions and military pressure), there has already been the de facto triumvirate whether or not Iran will be an SCO member.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Asia Times’ article, full text of which can be viewed at

2 Comments on “The Russia-China-Iran Triumvirate against the US”

  1. Yes, let the I in RIC be Iran instead of the snake India.


  2. Steve says:

    I suppose the first triumvirate between China Russia and Iran will be political and economic or trade relations as in SCO. The second triumvirate will be a military alliance when push come to shove.