The unilateral withdrawal of the US from the “nuclear deal” with Iran and the threat of Donald Trump to impose “the highest level of sanctions against Tehran”, voiced in early May this year, indicate that the Middle East is again on the verge of a big war.
The anti-Iranian rhetoric of Trump led to the fact that a number of American allies called Iran as the main sponsor of international terrorism, “which poses a particular danger because of the potential for the creation of nuclear weapons and their means of delivery.” Israel expressed its readiness to support Washington in the fight against Tehran, and after it the “key opponents of Iran in the region” – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – “pulled themselves up.” Considering that all the Arabian monarchs are extremely hostile to Tehran, the anti-Iranian coalition may even include at least ten states even according to approximate estimates.
However, Iran does not prepare for capitulation, but, on the contrary, is ready to give its opponents a worthy rebuff. In response to the threats of Trump, the leadership of the Islamic Republic promised to cut off and mine the Strait of Hormuz, which accounts nearly 25 percent of world oil exports. By the way, from a technical point of view, Iran can block the strait at any time and it will not be difficult for it. If this happens, the stability of the economies of a number of states, including the United States, will be endangered.
At the same time, in order to protect himself from US sanctions, Iran’s political leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued an ultimatum to Europe, saying that “if the US manages to prevent the sale of our oil, we should be able to sell the desired amount of fuel. Europeans should – in the form of guarantees – compensate for this and buy Iranian oil. ” The United Kingdom, France and Germany continue to be guarantors of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to resolve the issue of Iran’s nuclear program. And they will not be able to deny. Otherwise, Tehran will logically activate its nuclear program, and will do it publicly.
However, if the matter goes beyond threats and ultimatums and grows into a direct war, then Teheran has something to answer. Americans will definitely avoid direct combat clashes both on land and at sea. Rather, they will be limited to air strikes against key Iranian facilities with maximum involvement of the Israeli Air Force. However, Iranian air defense is one of the best in the Middle East. In its arsenal, among other things, there are anti-aircraft missile systems “Tor”, purchased in Russia and capable for effective shooting on aircraft, directly attacking objects. So the planes of the anti-Iranian coalition are clearly not going to get better …
Of course, Iran will have to rely on its own forces militarily. However, it will be supported by the world’s major powers – China and Russia. Moreover, Iran has two armies. These are the armed forces and the Guard Corps of the Islamic Revolution. IRGC is the most religiously motivated and ready, including to self-sacrifice, people. It should be noted that Iran’s missile capability – launchers, missile units are under the control of IRGC. And this greatly enhances the morale factor of the Iranians.

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