tehran Abdullah Ganji, a member of the Iranian government media council, saw the US raid targeting 7 facilities in Syria and Iraq “including more than 85 targets used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and its affiliated armed groups” as license to expand. I agreed. War in the area.
Commenting on last night's military strikes in response to US targets, Kenji wrote:
From the first moments of the operation carried out by the US military following the attack in Jordan last Sunday, which resulted in the death of 3 US soldiers, the Iranians responded to the White House statement that “The US response began tonight, and ends tonight. “And Iranian circles raised questions about how Tehran would deal with it. With US attacks in the coming days.
– Al Jazeera Channel (@AJArabic) 2 February 2024
edge of the abyss
The former head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee in the Iranian Parliament, Hashemtollah Falahatpisheh, said in an interview with Al Jazeera Net that Tehran and Washington are the only ones who do not want a military confrontation between themselves, and are trying to control it. . Stress, describing the recent tension as “bringing a smile to the lips of the unit's Prime Minister”. Zionist Benjamin Netanyahu.
US President Joe Biden – who attended the ceremony to receive the bodies of the three dead yesterday, Friday – confirmed that his country “does not want conflict in the Middle East or anywhere in the world,” but added, ” Tell all those who wish to cause harm.” We will respond.”
At the same time, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said that his country “will not start a war, but it will respond strongly to anyone who tries to oppress and threaten it,” as he said, the Americans confirmed that they do not. He now says he intends to enter into conflict with his country, despite previously saying he had a military option when dealing with Iran.
Speaking to Al Jazeera Net, Falahat Bisheh says that “the current Iranian-American friction has reached a dangerous tipping point that has put the region on the brink of the abyss,” and that he faces two scenarios, the first of which “Tensions will be controlled by reactivating hidden diplomacy and reaching an unwritten agreement, which will avoid confrontation,” described the possibilities to achieve this. The scenario at the current stage is described as “minimal”. It is believed.
– Al Jazeera Channel (@AJArabic) 2 February 2024
As for the second scenario, according to the former Iranian parliamentarian, “If the United States decides to proceed with implementing similar operations against targets belonging to resistance groups, this could lead to an exacerbation of the conflict.” And may increase to dangerous levels.” Iraq and Syria are similar to the ongoing and repeated American and British operations in Yemen.”
The US Fox News network quoted a defense official as saying that the attacks were from multiple platforms, and that they were the beginning of a longer campaign to target pro-Iran groups in the coming days. The New York Times also quoted US officials as saying that other strikes would be launched in the coming days, and that their scope could expand to include other facilities and armed groups.
The same spokesperson added, “If on the one hand the United States decides to turn last night's operation against resistance factions in Syria and Iraq into a policy of degradation, and on the other hand those factions continue to target American targets, So this would mean both sides would insist on walking to the brink of the abyss, which could result in… “The situation is out of control.”
division of roles
Regarding the possibility of expanding the confrontation into international waters, Amir Ali Abu al-Fattah, a researcher of Iranian-American relations, believes that “the American side wants a confrontation in stages, and if Iran or its allies respond by harshly attacking If it is against American interests, a maritime conflict will be possible.
Speaking to Al Jazeera Net, the Iranian researcher believes that “the Al-Aqsa flood battle changed the balance of power in the Middle East in favor of the resistance axis, and the Western and Hebrew axis assumed roles to confront Iran.” Agreed to divide and the Islamic resistance movement.”
Abu al-Fat believes that “the Israeli unit takes on the task of reducing the capabilities of the Islamic resistance in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and southern Lebanon, while indirectly confronting Iran and supporting resistance groups in Iraq.” “It works for targeting.” Yemen is handed over to the American side, provided that the Zionist-American axis cooperates in targeting factions loyal to Iran on Syrian territory.
While he pointed out that the balance of power tilts militarily in favor of the American-Israeli axis, he believed that his country and its allies would “pursue a policy to ensure as far as possible their present capabilities and prevent painful attacks Will adopt asymmetric warfare strategy to do so.” “Against the enemy lines.”
🚨An informed Iranian source said this #revolutionary guard And #Quds_Legion His followers have no base, center or barracks #Syria And #Iraq US claims in this regard are false and misleading. Any attack on Iranian interests would have serious consequences for US forces in the region.
– Mohammad Saleh Sedghian (@msedghian) 3 February 2024
War and elections
Abu al-Fat points out that resistance groups in Iraq, Syria and Yemen were born out of campaigns targeting the Palestinian and Lebanese resistance more than 10 years ago, emphasizing that “targeting resistance movements in the Middle East There will be a new phase of doing.” “Generate unique capabilities over the next decade.”
The same spokesperson explains that “the developments in Operation Al-Aqsa Flood have led to a decline in the popularity of US President Joe Biden, who is scheduled to run for the presidency in 2024, and he wants to compensate for this by targeting resistance groups.” ” area, in the event that the Republican camp takes advantage of these campaigns to direct criticism against them.”
Regarding the possibility of Iranian elections being held early next March being affected by tensions in the Middle East, Abu al-Fattah believes that foreign threats will increase the Iranian people's solidarity with the ruling authorities.
While Iranian researchers deny that their country will respond to last night's operation in the wake of the evacuation of targets targeted during the past five days, another Iranian section sees the current phase as an attempt to resolve disputes and thorny issues between Tehran and Washington. Considers it a valuable opportunity to do so. ,
Former Iranian presidential advisor Hossam al-Din Ashna commented on a recent article by CIA Director William Burns in which he believes “the key to the security of Israel and the region is to deal with Iran over its nuclear program”, Enabling Russian aggression, and curbing the Houthis.'' Ashna wrote on the