The U.S. wants China to play a larger role in the Middle East
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China's influence in the Middle East is becoming increasingly significant, and the US is seeking their help to prevent the conflict in Gaza from escalating into a larger regional conflict.
Beijing's leverage with Tehran, a key backer of Hamas and Houthi rebels in Yemen, means China could play a unique role as regional peacemaker.
The US is turning to China for their influence over Iran to help stop the attacks by Hamas and the Houthis in the region.
"China has influence over Tehran... they have the ability to have conversations with Iranian leaders that we can't," said National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.
Read at Axios
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