Qassem Mohebali, an expert on the Middle East affairs, in an interview with the website of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, commented on the recent Israeli movement in the region and release of the news on the departure of the regime’s submarine from the Suez Canal towards the Persian Gulf and said: Donald Trump and his regional allies do not want Joe Biden to take over the administration under a good condition.
Mohebali added: Trump’s team and some governments, such as the Saudi Arabia and the Israeli regime, are trying to push the conditions towards a direction that when Biden enters the White House, he will not be able to fulfill his promises.
Referring to Biden’s promises after his presence in the White Houses, the expert further remarked: The group does not want Biden to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to put an end to the Yemen war, to cut off arms deal with Saudi Arabia or, at the international level, to rejoin the Paris Agreement.
Noting that this current is after creating crisis, Mohebali said: In the meantime, Israel also intends to provoke Iran to take some action which would spark the United States to also take action.
According to the expert, in this case, there is the possibility of a confrontation, but it is not clear to what extent the conflict would be; but this conflict, to whatever extent, will maximize the crisis, and the Biden administration will no longer be able to easily and openly implement the policies he had promised.
The expert also referred to the recent tweet of our country’s Foreign Minister that Iran is not seeking war; but will openly and directly defend its people, its security and its vital interests, as well as the letter of the Iranian envoy to the United Nations addressed to the head of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General warning on the recent US adventures in the region. Mr. Zarif’s tweet and Iran’s letter to the United Nations express Iran’s concern over the outbreak of conflict and tension on the part of the United States and its allies in the region. To this end, the Foreign Minister in his tweet put the ball in the court of the other side and said that Iran is not interested in creating crisis.
In response to the question that to what extent does a country like the UAE, due to normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, play a role in these tensions, Mohebali noted: In any case, when a country like the United Arab Emirates accepted the issue of normalizing relations with the Israeli regime, it gave the green light to Tel Aviv to increase its presence in the region.
Analyzing the targets of some Arab countries in getting closer to the Zionist regime, he said: The UAE, Saudi Arabia and even Bahrain, with an aim of acquiring strategic weapons, having the support of the Israeli lobby in the United States and increasing Washington’s pressure on Tehran, needed to get closer to Tel Aviv; that is to say, probably one of the conditions of Trump to sell advanced weapons to those countries and ensure their security was that they had to normalize their relations with Israel.
The expert added: Because those parties thought that Trump will win the US election for a second time they had arranged to form an alliance of the Persian Gulf Arabs, Israel and the US against Iran after their “victory”, and then in the second term of the presidency of Trump, take tougher action against Iran, both in terms of sanctions and other measures.
Referring to Joe Biden’s victory in the US elections, Mohebali further commented: Those countries now feel that part of their investment in this regard has been lost and they cannot count on Biden like Trump.
The expert on the Middle East affairs, further elaborating on Iran’s view towards its neighbors and security in the region said: The Islamic Republic of Iran has common interests, history and geography with its neighbors and does not want them to be harmed and instead expects Iran’s neighboring countries to have the same view towards Tehran.
He said: But some other powers that are present in the region and take advantage of creating tension are interested in the outbreak of conflict among regional countries.
Finally, emphasizing that the Zionist regime will benefit the most from any possible conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Iran and the UAE, and Iran and Bahrain, Mohebali noted: Because when the Arabs see themselves on the front against Iran, and feel the threat on the part of the Islamic Republic, they will move closer to Israel, and in return Tel Aviv will be able to increase pressure on the Palestinians more openly and move further towards occupying the Palestinian territories.