In the United States offered to resolve the issue with Iran by the hands of Russia

23.11.2018

The history of American pressure on Iran, and indeed on the entire Islamic world, has been around for more than a decade. Washington recognized in time the benefits of the Middle East as a region in which significant hydrocarbon reserves are concentrated. At the same time, this region remains unstable to this day.

In part, this is due to the actions of the United States itself: the brazen invasion of Iraq, the destruction of Libya, and the attempts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad. It is noteworthy that the presidential administrations in the United States are replacing one another, but this is the direction of an aggressive policy that delivers democracy to the region on tank armor, does not change.

The administration of Donald Trump set itself the task of suppressing Iran and North Korea under the pretext of preventing the appearance of nuclear weapons in these countries. The result of this work was endless sanctions, which to a greater extent demonstrated the helplessness of Washington and the inability to influence the strengthening of these countries.

With the DPRK, Trump was able to agree in general quite recently. Since then, we really have not seen any inter-Korean aggravation or new missile launches. With Iran, the United States continues to act extremely harshly, intending with the help of new sanctions to deprive this Islamic republic of any income at all.

In the United States, however, opinions are increasingly heard that the Iranian problem must be solved, because Tehran is still allegedly very close to creating nuclear weapons. It is proposed to solve it not with new sanctions, but with the help of Russia. What are the prospects for such an agreement between Washington and Moscow, and what could be the key to such a deal?

Let us draw attention to the fact that it is vitally necessary for Washington to declare this or that state the enemy number one. Most often it is about Russia. However, at times in the speeches of American politicians and officials, such “evil” also turns out to be Iran or North Korea.

As the American Thinker writes, it is time for the United States to make a sharp turn in foreign policy, otherwise it will be too late. The publication has no doubt that the main threat to the modern world order is Iran, which should be stopped by all means.

What is the motivation here? Iran has been declared a threat, first of all, to the Middle East itself. This is due to the fact that Tehran is the cradle of the Shiite branch of Islam and is adjacent to the region with its religious opponents - the Sunnis.

The goal of Iran for Washingtonis the establishment of hegemony in the Middle East. Allegedly, this task should serve as a nuclear weapon, which Tehran is about to appear, despite the full control of its nuclear program by the IAEA.

The Middle East itself is not only rich in resources, the newspaper notes, but is also a kind of link between Europe, Asia and Africa. Therefore, the region is also not one millennium is a springboard for the struggle between the powerful of this world.

American Thinker agrees with Trump that the deal with Iran, which Barack Obama has concluded, was “bad.” The agreement, as an attempt to “extinguish the Iranian fire” without military force, only harmed Washington, effectively legalizing the US hostile regime in Iran, the magazine said.

As we know, Trump has already broken this “bad” deal and has not yet come up with anything new, except for imposing new sanctions on Iran, which were considered harmful throughout the world, including European countries. Previously, the leaders of Germany and France, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, even opposed pressure on Iran.

At the same time, Trump does not want to drag the United States into a new war in the Middle East, and there is no clarity on the issue of Iran’s confrontation with Israel and its Sunni allies. Therefore, without losing money, Trump has to go to Russia.

Game on the feelings of Russia

Of particular interest is a look at the self-awareness of Russia and its citizens on the world stage. American Thinker believes that the main goal of Vladimir Putin’s policy is supposedly to “achieve respect” and “recognition of Russia as a power equal to the United States.” At the same time, the publication recognizes that the transition to a multipolar world, about which Putin has spoken many times, has taken place.

Nevertheless, it is proposed to play on these feelings and “lure” Russia “with the prospects for concluding a deal on issues in which there are serious disagreements between Moscow and Washington” (attention: prospects).

Thus, Russia allegedly can reach agreement to put pressure on Iran together, overcoming in this deal with Moscow “a sense of moral disgust, pride and inappropriate hostility,” the American magazine sums up.

In fact, everything is completely different from what American Thinker is trying to introduce. The only truth is that the US is afraid of Iran. However, it can be seen at least for all new sanctions. At the root of the American controversy with Iran and most countries in the Middle East lies Washington’s attempt to seize vast resources, as well as to form an enclave of American-loyal states that would use the factor of these resources in the international political game at the right moment.

Iran has no nuclear weapons, and its program is peaceful. This has been repeatedly confirmed by the IAEA inspectors, Iranian representatives to the UN constantly say this, Russia says, after all, the IAEA itself.

Russia, as the largest player in the international arena, of course, demands respect for its interests. What is true in general for any state that has the right to count on it. However, Moscow already has such respect, as evidenced by at least success in Syria, where the hotbed of world terrorism was destroyed by the hands of the Russian and Syrian military. Which appeared just at the behest of Washington, which should not be forgotten.

Finally, the United States and Russia should certainly negotiate with each other. This is one of the most important principles of a multipolar world. However, the agreement should be bilateral, they should not be speculation and hostages, appeals together with someone "to be friends against someone." That is why Ukraine or Iran will never become hostages of a dialogue with Washington. It is equally hard to believe that the Trump administration is able to revise, for example, plans to deploy a missile defense system in Europe or the question of NATO’s eastern borders.

Probably, if the US sees the problem in Iran, they will have to solve it on their own: sit at the negotiating table, and not join them with a "trump card", or even reconsider their policies in relation to the entire region, including Tehran. At the same time, in such negotiations, neither Russia, nor Iran, nor even Israel should provide Washington with certain guarantees.