Politics: Trump hits Iran, but the real goal is Vladimir Putin

Washington attacks Russia's strongest ally in the Middle East coming out of the nuclear treaty: it's the answer after defeating Syria.
Politics: Trump hits Iran, but the real goal is Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump does not surprise us. The decision to leave the international nuclear agreement with Iran had been announced since the election campaign. He has put into effect what he had long decided, despite the fact that more than one member of his government staff, including the "Hawk" James Mattis, preached prudence. 

Both the defense secretary mentioned and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have sought to save the classic goat and cabbage, pointing out that the agreement had to be revised, but not scraped. The episode reveals, if needed, the poor feeling between the president and some of his collaborators: in Tillerson's case he had already emerged in some of the crises of the Korean crisis.

Yet Tillerson himself had been optimistic about the possibility of his boss adopting a softer line. In this regard, however, it is true as stated by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy, Federica Mogherini: Trump can decide for his country, but the deal is not a waste paper at all. It comes at a time when Iran decides to get out of it: Tehran is considering doing so and there will be the decisive diplomatic work of the Kremlin. 

In fact, even without the United States, the agreement with Iran signed by Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany it stays. Moscow and Beijing, after 'snooping' Trump, have assured they will make the utmost effort to safeguard a treaty that represents a step forward for non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the world.

The same commitment comes from Europe, where British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a joint note, have confirmed their intention to keep the agreement alive.

The true goal of Washington

In the light of current tensions and the impossibility at the time, to establish a dialogue with North Korea, it can certainly seem reckless to open a front of strife in # Middle East. However, to think about it, Trump's decision is by no means a "despotic whim," as it may seem to many of its denigrators, but responds to a precise contrast strategy in a traditionally 'hot' and important geographical area for geopolitical balances. 

The United States has slipped away from a loud political sting in Syria, where not only failed the 'indirect' attempt to overthrow the Bashar al-Assad government traditionally close to Moscow but has risen to a Russia-Iran-Turkey axis that will unequivocally decide on Damascus's political transition process.

To date, imagine Syria without Assad or Syria politically far from Moscow and Tehran is pure utopia. Far from the Islamic State, to think about it was the least of the problems because until Russia's military intervention was more than a further threat to Damascus, there are very few obstacles to the growth of Russian political prestige in the region. Given the ambiguity of Turkey, which talks with Moscow while being a powerful NATO partner and the impossibility of creating a direct confrontation with Russia for obvious reasons, Washington faces the only possible objective, destroying one of the few international successes of the previous administration of the White House, and at the same time fortifies the axis to be contrasted with that led by the 'Vladimir Putin.

The strange anti-Iranian couple

There are two governments that have expressed their applause to Donald Trump and their support for the US decision to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obviously those of Israel and Saudi Arabia. To imagine its allies, one must have a perverse fantasy: the small but powerful symbol state of Zionism in the world and the conservative Islamic monarchy, probably the largest sponsor of Islam and Sunni terrorism. 
But they have in common political closeness with Washington and the ironic opposition to the so-called ' Shiite crescent ' that has its strengths in Iran, Syria, in the Lebanese historical Hezbollah militia and in the new paramilitary forces that have emerged in recent years in Afghanistan (Hazara) and Iraq (Hashd al-Shaabi). 

Obviously, Israel and Saudi Arabia are not allies and could not be, if we consider that Riad does not officially recognize the existence of the Jewish state. But since there is a non-written rule in which 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend', then the interests of the two countries have begun to overlap. A proof of this 'odd couple' came last February during the Monaco International Conference on Security, where statements of Avigdor Lieberman and Adel al-Jubair, ministers # Foreign Islamic and Saudi, have come close to something like a mutual courtship.

 At this time, in the end, the priority for the two countries is to put a stop to the anti-Jewish and counter-Jewish policy of Iran. In that sense, news from Washington is soft music for the leaders of Tel Aviv and Riad.

Cold war scenarios

Among Trump's supporters - they also exist in Italy, according to the comments of the usual 'smartphones' on various online headlines - the president's consistency is often stressed in the long and surreal election campaign for US elections. In fact, the White House's policy so far adopted is in contradiction with Trump's statement at the time when he presented an America less committed to interfering with matters relating to other geographic areas and, above all, an America whose interests they did not have to confront those of the Kremlin.

 The desired feeling with Putin quickly went into the archive of the word 'fantapolitics'. In the space of a few months, the United States initially launched a 'punitive raid' Khan Sheikhun, whose evidence of President Assad's specific responsibility has never been provided. They then intensified relations with North Korea were no war broke out just for the opposition of China and Russia to the military solution against the Pyongyang regime. 

Finally, Dulcis burned in Iran what, in effect, was a diplomatic victory by Barack Obama. Nothing compared to the past, therefore, because Washington has always found other ways to make war in areas of the world where it cannot trigger it in the open field. What has happened to Iran, but also what has been happening for months in the Korean peninsula, are the scenarios of a new cold war that has been in place for some time now. 

Ultimately, in the Middle East and Korea, they first oppose the interests of the three major military powers of the planet, the United States, Russia and China. With the current stalemate in the extreme east, after the political defeat in Syria, the Cold War begins with extreme force from the Middle East where, even in Washington's canvas, an 'impossible' alliance between Arabs and Israelis is contemplated. In fact, in that part of the world, everything is possible except for peace.

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