This accordion-fold booklet contains a series of analytical views of the Arabian coast of the Persian Gulf by AMO-OMA and colleagues from the American University of Sharjah, UAE. . . .
The Killing of Gen Qasem Soleimani , the commander of the Iranian revolutionary guards' Quds Force , a dramatic escalation in low-level conflict between the US and Iran, and the consequences could be considerable.
retaliation is to be expected. A chain of action and retribution, the Two Countries closer to a direct confrontation. Washington-the future in Iraq could also be called into question. And President of the Trump strategy for the region - if it is - Will be tested like never before.
Philip Gordon , who was White House coordinator for the Middle East and The Persian Gulf in the Obama administration described The Killing as something short of a "Declaration of war" by The Americans against Iran.
The Quds Force is a branch of the Iranian security forces are responsible for the operation abroad. For years, be it in Lebanon, in Iraq, in Syria or elsewhere, Soleimani was One of the most important driving force in the expansion of Iran's influence through the planning of attacks or the strengthening of Tehran's local allies.
For Washington, he was A Man with blood on his hands. But he was popular in Iran. And in practice he led in Tehran against impact against the wide-scale campaign of pressure and U.S. sanctions.
What is the most surprising, that Soleimani was President of the Trump attractions, but not quite why we should be meeting him now.
A series of low-level rocket attacks against US bases in Iraq were blamed on Tehran. A US civilian contractor was killed. But in The Past operations against Iranian tankers in The Gulf ; the Downing of a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle; even the great attack against Saudi oil-facility - everything went without a direct answer.
As for The Rocket attacks against US bases in Iraq, The Pentagon has assumed, again against the pro-Iranian militia, taken, behind them. This prompted a possible attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad.
In the statement, the decision to kill Soleimani, The Pentagon is focused not only on his actions in The Past , but also to the fact that The Strike was intended as a deterrent. The General , The Pentagon is a statement that is "involved actively in the development of plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and in the region as a whole tire".
Quite what happens after that is the big question. President Trump hopes that in a dramatic action, he has both intimidated Iran and proved increasingly restless allies in the region such as Israel and Saudi Arabia , the US deterrent has teeth still. However, it is almost unthinkable that there is no robust Iranian response, even if not immediately.be stationed on the Iran target of US soldiers, in Iraq, in the answer?
The 5,000 U.S. troops in Iraq are an obvious potential target. So, the possible targets by Iran or its proxies in The Past . The voltages are higher in The Gulf . No wonder, to see the first effects of a rise in oil prices.
The US and its allies want to your defenses. Washington has sold already, a small number of reinforcements to its Embassy in Baghdad. It plans to increase the military presence in the region quickly if needed.
it is also possible that Iran, the reaction in a certain sense, asymmetrically - in other words: not only a strike for a strike. You can try to play, on The Broad support in the region - through the very proxies that Soleimani built and financed.
It could be, for example, to renew The Siege of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the Iraqi government is in a difficult situation, and the question of the US deployment It could prompt demonstrations elsewhere as a cover for other attacks.
The Strike against the Quds Force commander was a clear demonstration of the US military, intelligence and abilities. Many in the region do not mourn the loss of him. But it is the smartest thing to do, what a President Trump?
How well The Pentagon is ready for The Inevitable aftermath? And what exactly are these beats do tell us, Mr Trump's overall strategy in the region? Has this changed in any way? It is a new zero-tolerance towards the Iranian operations?
Or was it would be only The President of the Iranian commander, he would, without a doubt, as a "very evil people".