SPUTNIKNEWS – April 23, 2017: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has harshly criticized Iran’s policy and the final agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, and also accused Tehran of sponsoring terrorism, cyberattacks and human rights violations.
According to Dmitry Solonnikov, director of the Institute for Modern State Development, this new surge in anti-Iranian sentiment in Washington is related to US support for its allies in the Middle East.
“In this situation, Trump first tries to make good on his promises before, first of all, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Trump’s criticism is focused on Tehran’s policy towards these two countries, particularly Iran’s actions in Libya and Yemen. Washington regards the threats coming from Libya and Yemen to Israel and Saudi Arabia as strategic,” Solonnikov said in an interview with Radio Sputnik.
At the same time, those actions will damage Washington’s reputation in the long run.
“In Syria, the US once again proved that its military is the strongest in the world. But the actual results of the strike were insignificant as the targeted airbase was not seriously damaged and resumed operations a day after. As for North Korea, despite the threats and the deployment of an aircraft carrier group to the Korean Peninsula, Pyongyang has not change its rhetoric. Moreover, political moves by the US on Syria and North Korea were blocked by Russia in the UN Security Council,” the article read.
After Syria and North Korea, the US began to fuel tensions with Iran. However, Tehran is unlikely to bow under the pressure and, what is more, can always count on political support from Moscow.
“As a result, we have recently seen three cases of military and political escalation, but none of these cases were successful in terms of the goals the US wanted to achieve. This situation reflects a longstanding global trend of drifting away from a unipolar world order,” the author wrote. Link: Read Complete Article