United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently visited Iraq and met Prime Minister Mohammad Al-Sudani. One day later, Sudani went to Iran and met with its leadership. The media office of Iraq’s prime minister said Sudani began an official visit to Iran to start talks on bilateral relations and discuss the most urgent regional issues, most notably the Palestinian cause. The office concluded its statement by saying that this visit was the start of a tour by the prime minister, but did not mention the countries he would visit after Iran.
This media statement is likely a political camouflage of what is clear: The US secretary of state asked Iraq’s prime minister to deliver an urgent message to Iran. This is an important message, as the United States and Iran have similar pragmatic politics. America is concerned about the Zionist entity and the Democratic party is keen to go through this war with the least losses in the upcoming elections. On the other hand, Iran has a close relationship with some leaders of Hamas and controls Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
Based on all of the above, it is possible to predict the message Sudani delivered to the Iranian leadership. It is a message that Iraq’s Prime Minister delivered quickly and enthusiastically. He will not deliver a warning message to Iran from America not to broaden the war, as such messages are expected to be ignored. The speed of Sudani’s visit to the Iranian leadership following the visit of the American secretary of state suggests that there is a deal that America is presenting to Iran.
Iran is interested in two main issues: Manufacturing the nuclear bomb and maintaining its influence in Syria and Lebanon. It seems that America has promised Iran to reduce restrictions on its nuclear program if it keeps its followers from strongly participating in the war. Strong fighting, not just skirmishes that aim at providing the resistance front with what is needed to defend Hezbollah and Iran, would explain the strong reaction of Saudi Arabia towards the statements of the Zionist minister Amichai Eliyahu about dropping a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip.
Saudi Arabia fully understands the American and Iranian mentality and expects what will follow in the form of deals at the expense of the blood of our people in Gaza. Saudi Arabia also knows that Iran’s leaders will not come out of this war empty-handed, and that is why Saudi Arabia has demanded that the region be nuclear-free. The first step is a strong condemnation, which will be followed by a strong move to neutralize the Zionist nuclear weapons and keep it from Iran.
The blood of our people has become a game of balance between the US and Iran, as usual. Today, Iran is attempting to benefit from the results of this war, while the Zionist entity aims at getting rid of Hamas. Iran will not come out empty-handed, as it has lost a lot by supporting Hezbollah and Hamas with weapons for such moments as these.
All GCC countries, without exception, must side with Saudi Arabia’s stands and exert all efforts to stop this unjust war against our people in Gaza. They must also attempt to distance Hamas from Iran’s politics, which the current war has revealed the truth behind.
It is necessary to have strong joint action to keep nuclear arms away from this region and neutralize the Zionist nuclear weapon. The statements of that reckless minister can be used as evidence on the possibility of the Zionist entity’s use of nuclear weapons. Coordination with Egypt is highly necessary in this regard, as the Gulf and Egypt have a lot to defend Palestine and pan-Arab security.