But there is one thing that those in the bowels of power in DC, Tel Aviv, and Geneva need to realize; Chinese military leadership has gone on record as stating that they will unhesitatingly start World War III to avoid losing the oil they need from Iran.
According to NDTV, a Chinese news station based outside the country, in regard to recent speculation that Iran would be the target of a US-Israeli military assault, Major General Zhang Zhaozhong commented that, "China will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third world war," remarks described as "puzzling to some". The news report also quotes Professor Xia Ming as paraphrasing Zhaozhong's quote that, "not hesitating to fight a third world war would be entirely for domestic political needs."
I would not characterize this strong language as "puzzling"; this general was simply making the case for what he believes would be in China's best interests, if the US and Israel are insane enough to initiate such a military misadventure.
And in recent years, unfortunately, sanity has had a rather distant relationship to US foreign policy.
I would, therefore, respectfully request that the US, NATO, and Israeli military and civilian leadership take this person at his word.