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The Barriers to Iranian – American Rapprochement: Israel and Saudi Arabia (II)

Among US clients and allies in the Middle East there are fears that the security of their regimes had been compromised or that the US has secretly sold them off during its bilateral and multilateral negotiations with Iran. The Saudi-controlled media and its propagandists went into overdrive frantically deriding and lamenting Washington’s decision to engage Tehran in direct and public high-level diplomatic dialogue whereas Israeli leaders said that the agreement should be rescinded...

Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA | 24.01.2014


 

Is Iran Being Lured to Shore up US Hegemony in Middle East?

...Iran has so far remained staunch in its support for the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad. But in the run-up to the Geneva II political negotiations, scheduled for next month, on the transitional future of Syria, it would appear that Iran is being lined up to extract concessions from its Syrian ally in order to meet Western objectives of regime change in that Arab country. The multi-billionaire-dollar sanctions relief being dangled in front of Iran by the West and the normalization of economic relations could prove to be an acute pressure point on Iran to peddle these Western demands...

Finian CUNNINGHAM | 04.12.2013


 

Why a Final Iran Deal is Feasible (II)

The Economist magazine, which is not exactly known to be a friend of Iran, came out with an editorial in its latest issue backing the interim agreement worked out in Geneva. It called the deal a «keyhole» that «offers a tantalizing glimpse of a different, better Middle East». The editorial anticipates the possibility of «America and Iran cooperating more, or at least feuding less, in the world’s most troubled region». It adds, «The immediate test, and opportunity, will be Syria...

Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR | 30.11.2013


 

The U.S. Risks Losing the Persian Gulf

...It is becoming increasingly obvious to the White House that from the standpoint of American strategy in the Arab East, the alliance with Saudi Arabia is not only no longer advantageous, but could bring the danger of losing U.S. domination in the region... Behind the Saudis' statements about fulfilling their historic mission to spread «true Islam» it is easy to read the desire of Arabian sheikhs to become the masters of the Arab world on the sole basis that they are the main financial sponsors of the bloody revolt raised by the terrorists in Syria. Money is coming to the forefront in Riyadh's relations with Washington. Not long ago the Saudis tried to buy U.S. assent to military operations against Syria; now, having received a refusal, the kingdom is threatening to withdraw its investment dollars from America...

Nikolai BOBKIN | 11.11.2013


 

On the Military Alliance of Israel and Saudi Arabia against Iran

Saudi Arabia's ministry of defense has placed an order with the U.S. for the delivery of high-tech cruise missiles and aerial bombs totaling 6.8 billion dollars. It is expected that the contract will be signed within a month after the request is approved by Congress. In the opinion of the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the arms shipment will not change the military balance in the region and does not create a threat to neighboring states. But is that true? Now, when Israel and Saudi Arabia are discussing the possibility of a military alliance against Iran, this deal looks like military reinforcement of this Arab-Israeli alliance, the likelihood of whose creation is becoming more realistic...

Nikolai BOBKIN | 24.10.2013


 

Israel Knocks Together an Anti-Iranian Front, or The Wolves and the Sheep

For a significant part of Israel’s modern history, a strategic concept has been in operation there of a so-called peripheral Islam which maintained that the main threat to the country came from neighbouring Arab states predominantly practising Sunnism which had to be resisted by offshoots of Islam – Shiites, Druzes and supporters of secularisation. On the strength of this, Israel developed privileged relations in the region, first and foremost with Iran and Turkey. However, following the anti-Shah revolution, Iran moved from the status of friend to the status of enemy, then with the increasing Islamisation of Turkey, relations also gradually began to deteriorate with Ankara as well. And then there was an unexpected turnaround. Israel embarked upon a new strategic project – the creation of an anti-Iranian-oriented Israeli-Sunni coalition...

Dmitry MININ | 11.10.2013


 

Syria’s Conflict Spills Over to Involve Other Actors

By the end on May Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shiite guerilla group, said his fighters would help bring victory to President Bashar Assad in Syria's civil war. On May 25 he said in a speech marking the 13th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon that Syria and Lebanon faced a threat from radical Sunni Islamists. Hezbollah helped push Israel to withdraw from southern Lebanon in 2000 and confronted the Jewish state in a short war in 2006... Hezbollah, a Shiite (Shia) movement, has stirred up sectarian feelings in the country by giving support to the Syrian government...

Andrei AKULOV | 12.06.2013


 

Syria the Bleeding and Spreading Wound (III)

As was expected the meeting of Syrian insurgents / opponents of the Bashar regime in Doha hosted by Qatar but having the strong backing of the USA and its allies along with the GCC countries came up with a creation of a new Syrian Opposition group called «The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces»... The 12 point agreement to set up the Coalition would create a Supreme Military Council, a Judicial Committee and a transitional government-in-waiting of technocrats. It was also agreed that the parties work «for the fall of the regime and of all its symbols and pillars," and would rule out any dialogue with Assad's government…

Najmuddin A. SHAIKH | 22.11.2012


 

GCC, Iran: Another Middle East War Scenario

The leading world think tanks have already offered views on the way a possible Syria - Turkey clash may develop and implications to ensue. The new changes of balance in the larger Middle East make it expedient to consider another scenario involving different participants. The Syrian opposition forces are joined by militants coming from other Arab states (like mercenaries paid by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, for instance). On the other hand the Iranians and Hezbollah fighters side with the forces loyal to President Assad. The involvement of other actors may lead to confrontation between Iran and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states...

Andrei AKULOV | 06.07.2012




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Political Manipulations with the Price of Oil

The drop in oil prices that began at the same time as Islamic State (IS) attacks in Iraq and Syria is impossible to explain with economic factors. The world has long been used to the fact that the market has reacted to every war in the Middle East, where 47 per cent of the world’s ‘black gold’ reserves are concentrated, with a sharp jump in oil prices. That is what happened during the two wars in the Persian Gulf, and that is also what happened when the Americans began their ‘mission to restore democracy’ in Afghanistan. And speculation about a possible military conflict between the US and Iran was accompanied by the expectation of a jump in oil prices of up to $200 a barrel and higher. At present, everything has turned upside down, but for how long?..

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