Why not? Iran is their client, a thorn in the side of Beijing’s strategic rival (that’s us), and the Chinese have great experience in crushing pro-democracy demonstrations. It’s a win-win! (If you’re a fascist, that is.)
The armoured anti-riot vehicles have a capacity of 10,000 liters to shoot cold and hot water, and three 100 liter tanks to shoot burning chemical liquids. The water is mixed with paint or tear gas that cannot be washed away. Each vehicle has two guns for shooting liquid up to a distance of 70 meters- it is controlled from inside the cabin. The price tag for each unit is 650,000 dollars. Also, a lot of extra burning liquid, paint, and tear gas was purchased.
It took four months for the delivery of the armoured vehicles, and since the Iranian regime was in a hurry, they had them delivered from China’s army organization- this is rare! China’s government was in as much of a hurry to get these to Iran.
China ought to be careful: the reign of the mullahs is in a very fragile state (and, we hope, soon to crumble) and, when a new regime comes to power, it isn’t going to be very friendly toward those who tried to keep their tormentors in power.
(via The Jawa Report)