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New freight train connections usually have limitedpotential to make global headlines, but a new service launched from China onThursday could be different. Its cargo — 1,150 tons of sunflower seeds — mayappear unremarkable, but its destination is far more interesting: Tehran, thecapital of Iran.

开通新的货运列车线路一般不会成为全球头条,但是中国于周四发起的一个新服务可能就不一样了。这趟列车里装着1150吨的向日葵种子,这可能没什么特别的,但是其目的地却有意思多了:德黑兰,伊朗首都。

The launch of a new rail connection betweenBayannur, in China’s Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, and Iran was announcedby the official news agency Xinhua on Thursday. Its exact path was notdescribed in the dispatch, but travel times will apparently be shortened by atleast 20 days in comparison to cargo ship. The sunflower seeds are now expectedto arrive in Tehran in about two weeks.

新华社周四宣布了这个中国内蒙古巴彦淖尔和伊朗之间的新的铁路连接。具体的线路信息没有公布,但是和货运船只相比,运输时间将至少缩短20天。现在向日葵种子只需要两周时间就可以抵达德黑兰了。

While the seeds are making their steady progressacross Asia, there’s a growing risk of Iran and Israel breaking into openconflict in the meantime. French President Emmanuel Macron has alreadypredicted that the U.S. decision to pull out of the Iran deal would lead towar, especially after Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned thathis country may restart suspended elements of its nuclear program if U.S.sanctions are imposed. Iranian rocket attacks Wednesday and subsequent Israeliretaliatory attacks early Thursday indicated how quickly the situation couldescalate.

虽然这些种子可以平稳的通过整个亚洲大陆,但是伊朗和以色列之间爆发公开冲突的可能性也在上升。法国总统已经预测称美国退出伊朗核协议的决定将导致战争,特别是伊朗外长已经警告称如果美国实施制裁,伊朗可能重启核武器的研发。伊朗周三的火箭攻击以及以色列周四早些时候的还击表明局势的恶化是多么的迅速。