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What does Iran want? The outbreak of a world war may depend on his intentions

Last week three US troops were killed in an attack in northeast Jordan, on the border with Syria.
President Joe Biden quickly pointed the finger at Iranian-backed military groups operating in Syria and Iraq.
It was the claim of a group, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, that confirmed responsibility.
The attack occurred in a context of extreme tension, in which military groups claim guerrilla actions against Israel and its allies, such as the United States.
According to some Western commentators, the outbreak of a world war is based on Iran's will, even if it is enough to change point of view to be able to affirm that a US stance on the genocide taking place in the Gaza Strip would be enough to lower the level of tension and be the first to write the words "end" to the ongoing humanitarian tragedy.
For the West, silent for a long time in the face of Israeli attacks, it is easier to analyze the growing discontent in the MENA area (Middle East and North Africa) and classify them as a "regional war".
Between attacks by the Houthis and the intensification of attacks by armed groups supported by Iran against US military bases, the future is not rosy.
What does Iran want? As Al Jazeera reports, Iranian-backed groups have called their attacks "retaliation for Washington's support for Israel's war in Gaza" and say they threaten to push US forces out of the region.
read also How likely is a war between China and the United States? Iran's position: precariously balanced between war and peace Resul Serdar, in a report for Al Jazeera, explained that Iran's position has always been quite clear: They say that these attacks are not conducted and planned by Iran.
They say Iran has allies throughout the region.
However, these allies also make decisions based on their own orientations.
The Iranians do not want a regional escalation, because a direct confrontation with Israel would lead to a war with the United States that would be unlikely to be won.
However, a position in the balance, because even if Iran distances itself, it cannot deny financing and training the groups that attack and kill American soldiers.
In fact, the Biden administration was asked for an adequate response to the attacks that killed and injured US soldiers in Jordan.
read also Why the far right will win the 2024 European elections and what will happen next The US response: continues across time and places The US military yesterday responded to attacks in Jordan with dozens of missiles.
In retaliation for the deaths of three soldiers, US forces struck targets in Iraq and Syria.
More than 125 precision munitions were used on operations centers, intelligence centers, weapons storage sites and other facilities linked to Iran-linked militias, according to CENTCOM, the US Central Command.
The first attack in response has been made, but it will not be the last.
Meanwhile, Syrian state media spoke of "American aggression" and provided data on the numerous victims and injuries caused.
Iraqi military spokesman Yahya Rasool said the US attacks constituted a violation of Iraqi sovereignty, represented a threat and could bring disastrous consequences for the region.
Who will cause the outbreak of a world war to depend on? Those responsible for a widening of the conflict could be the United States itself.
On Saturday 3 February, Iraq officially declared that US air strikes had killed 16 people, including civilians, while in Syria there were 18 deaths.
President Joe Biden, announcing the night attacks, declared that “the response began today.
It will continue in the times and places of our choosing." Further attacks, again according to the words provided by Washington, are aimed at discouraging the resistance axis supported by Iran in the midst of Israel's war in Gaza (Al Jazeera).
Spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Kanaani, commented on the attacks: In addition to the total support of the United States for four months of relentless and barbaric attacks by the Zionist regime against residents of Gaza and the West Bank, and military attacks on the Yemen and violation of the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity; Last night's attacks on Syria and Iraq were another adventurous action and another strategic mistake by the United States government that will have no other result than to intensify tensions and instability in the region.
Europe also criticized the US decision at the dawn of the military response, without however pointing the finger directly.
Josep Borrell in fact stated that "everyone should try to prevent the situation from becoming explosive".
The comment from the United Kingdom is completely opposite, reiterating its friendship with the United States by supporting their right to respond to the attacks.
read also Italy is preparing for war: Crosetto is thinking of reservists but NATO has a problem How to avoid conflict: who must act for peace The strong criticism against Iran and its destabilization action in the territory, however, does not detract from the United States the responsibility to seek peace.
Nihad Awad, executive director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) – born in a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman (Jordan) – calls on the United States to avoid waging a war in the Middle East and to make efforts for a ceasefire .
Nihad then stated that no more bombs will build a peaceful future for the region.
Other analysts also agree that choosing the “weakening strategy” will not appease the region.
“The most effective way […] would be a ceasefire in Gaza,” explained Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

Author: A.W.M.

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