War between USA and Iran possible again


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Iran has tested medium-range missiles in response to recent decisions of the Trump administration. Republican Alcee Hastings introduced a resolution entitled “Authorization of Use of Force Against Iran,” which entitled the US President for the use of force against Iran to stop the country from creating nuclear weapons. Is the war near?

On Monday, Iran tested a medium-range ballistic missile. The missile flew for over 900 kilometers and then exploded before reaching the target, as Pentagon spokesman said describing Iran’s “unsuccessful” experiment. On Wednesday, Iranian Defence Minister confirmed the information about the tests, Iranian news agency Tasnim reports.

Washington’s tantrums

The United States immediately called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that the world should be “alarmed” by the Iranian tests. Haley also urged the UN Security Council to take appropriate measures.

Washington refers to the UN Security Council resolution from 2010, which prohibits Iran from conducting any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

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Donald Trump had repeatedly stated during his election campaign that he would revoke the agreement with Tehran on its nuclear program, even though his predecessor Barack Obama valued the agreement a lot. In March 2016, Trump stated that the people who represented the United States at the conclusion of the agreement were “very stupid.” “My number-one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran,” he proclaimed in March while addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Tehran conducted the tests after Trump insulted the Iranians by putting them on a par with major suppliers of jihadists to the United States. Trump’s immigration order imposed a temporary, 90-day ban on people entering the US from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. According to the order, those countries are either torn apart by jihadist violence or remain under the control of hostile, jihadist governments.

Iran apparently falls under the second category of countries. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif called the decree “a shameful act”. Indeed, Iran is known for its opposition to the Islamic State. Why does Washington think of Iran as a jihadist nation?

Let us keep in mind the fact, dear reader, that the United States still considers the pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement to be responsible for the largest terrorist attack committed against the US military after World War II (in Beirut on October 23, 1983). As many as 241 US servicemen were killed as a result of the terrorist attacks on headquarters of US and French peacemaking contingents. In 2003, US District Judge Royce Lamberth accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of the attacks. Hezbollah was recognized a terrorist organization in the US.

Iran making excuses

Iranian Minister Mohammad Zarif said after meeting with his French counterpart on Tuesday that the Iranian missiles “were not capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.” “Our ballistic missile was designed to carry a conventional warhead for the purpose of legal self-defense.” The official  expressed a hope that the new American administration would not use the implementation of Iran’s military defense objectives “as an excuse to create new centers of tension.”

Indeed, given the fact that Iran renounced nuclear weapons and let the IAEA control its nuclear programme, one shall assume that the country has no nuclear weapons. As long as Iran has no nuclear weapons, the country may test missiles.

One way or another, many international agreements have one big drawback – their understatement. Each side interprets them in their own way, and it can be hard to find where the truth lies.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is right when he says that Trump is a “newcomer in politics.” “This is a completely new environment for him. His actions will cost the United States a lot until he finds out what’s going on in the world,” Rouhani said Wednesday.

Iran has long been at the forefront of the struggle against the Islamic State. Iran has a significant influence in Syria; the country took part in the Geneva process in 2015. Iran uses its leverage to reduce violence and achieve peace in the Middle East. Iran is an ally of Russia and Turkey in the Syrian conflict. If the United States tries to solve the problem of the Islamic State without the participation of Iran, the latter may set its coalition partners against the US and disrupt the offensive near Mosul.

“Trump is a representative of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States,” doctor of political science Mikhail Aleksandrov, a leading expert at the Center for Military-Political Studies at MGIMO told Pravda.Ru. “Iran had had a large-scale missile program before those UN Security Council resolutions. The Iranian missile program does not appear in the restrictions of the UN Security Council. Yet, the US tries to misinterpret those restrictions. The resolution from the senator appears to be a way of psychological pressure on Iran. One does not need any resolutions from Congress to use force against Iran. The US president can simply sign an order to do that,” the expert told Pravda.Ru.

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  1. Most of the time, relations between nations are carried on without logic, common sense or reason. The deciding factor has generally been the contenders torce ratio. So, inasmuch as we voice our dissaproval based on practical reasons, the less it would be applied by the stronger one. Perhaps Iran would be finally, the seventh nation targetted under the PNAC but, it may come as a dearest price to Israel and the World would mourn Iran and celebrate the mortal death of the zionist state.

  2. Israel has been trying to drag America into a war with Iran for a very long time. There is a video of Bibi from 2002, bitching to congress about Saddam’s non existent WMD. While America was gearing up to invade Iraq, one of the excuses presented was, “they have missiles capable of hitting Israel.” Who cares? Israel has nukes pointed at Iran. Trump made it clear to the parasites at AIPAC, that he would adopt Israel’s anti Iranian war mongering as American policy. Deport all Israeli dual citizens who hold positions of power in America, or try them for treason and let them pay the price. That would be the first step towards draining the swamp. It’s hard to watch a country with such potential to be great, become nothing more than a rabid attack dog for savage, barbaric Israel. There will be no peace in the Middle East, or the world, until the terrorist state of apartheid Israel is dealt with promptly, but thoroughly.

  3. Iran has every right to develop and test missiles for its own defense. But that’s not how Israel nor the White House sees it. Iran is supposed to be totally defenseless while israel, the only state in that region has 200-400 nuclear warheads mounted on MIRV ICBMs aimed at every major city in Europe and America.
    The hypocrisy of Washington knows no limits. Israel the zionist psychopathic bully of the middle east is the true threat not Iran.
    A war with Iran will be just as devastating for israel as it will be for America. Yes, it will be another Viet Nam. Only this time much worse as U.S. aircraft carriers head to the bottom of the Med or Persian Gulf.

  4. USA couldn’t survive another Vietnam like war. The soldiers would desert, the society would go berserk and then US would have to assassinate its various leaders, activists, actors, musicians and others like in the glory days of Chapman and the other gang of CIA revengeful renegades. USA can attack only some random minor countries with no more than couple of million people. And now that NATO is coming to an end even that is doubtful.

  5. ‘Iran has long been at the forefront of the struggle against the Islamic State.’

    There ! Condemned by their own mouth ! Well, they doubtless would have endorsed it unequivocally. They show respect for neither man nor beast. Not even the moderate, gentlemen terrorists. Shame on you, Iran ! Shame on you !

  6. ‘Indeed, Iran is known for its opposition to the Islamic State.’

    Heck ! No wonder the Yanks are up in arms about it !!!!! Whatever next ?!?!

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