Roundtable Discussion on “Mediation in the Persian Gulf: Initiatives, Strategies and Obstacles”

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Mediation in the Persian Gulf: Initiatives, Strategies and Obstacles
10 October 2019
Roundtable Discussion by IPI

US-Iran tensions:

What is the US charge sheet against Iran?

  • That it does not toe the western line,
  • that it talks against Israel,
  • that it has spread its influence from Lebanon to Syria to Iraq to Yemen.
  • That it stood by Syrian regime and opposed the regime change agenda of the West.
  • That it increased its influence in Iraq despite US occupation of that country for several years.
  • That it would rather align with Russia and China than with the US.

So clearly, the charge sheet is driven more by US interests than by Iran actually being a threat to global peace.

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