Al Jazeera Net correspondents
Iranian circles read an accusation Washington “Armed groups supported by IranStanding behind the incident, and vowing to respond to it, in the context of escalating tension in the region, it warned of the consequences of rolling the ball of indirect confrontation and slipping into friction with uncalculated consequences.
After the American President threatened joe biden By holding all those responsible for the attack accountable “at the appropriate time and in the manner we choose,” he said, and following the statement of the British Foreign Secretary. David Cameron Calling on Tehran to “stop the escalation,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani considered – on Monday – that these accusations “have a political purpose and aim to overturn the facts in the region.”
Observers in Iran are unanimous in describing the attack on the logistical support base at “Tower 22” of the Jordanian defense network (northeast of the Kingdom) and near the border with SyriaThey called it a “dangerous escalation,” but they were divided over the nature of the American response, the implementation of Washington's threats, and the goals that the escalation might affect.
Adventure and escalation
Meanwhile, the former Iranian ambassador V Britain Jalal Sadatian, between targeting American interests in the region with support United State Absolutely for Israel in its war on Gaza stripAnticipating a regional escalation if this support continues to “exterminate” the people of Gaza.
Speaking to Al Jazeera Net, Sadatian pointed out that a number of American soldiers were killed for the first time since the start of the Israeli aggression on Gaza as a result of resistance factions’ attacks on Washington’s interests, describing the latest development as “a natural result of the Zionist-American adventure aimed at restricting the hands of the resistance and releasing Israel’s hands to continue committing genocide.” collective in Gaza.
He believed that the attack, which claimed the lives of 3 American soldiers, came after the issuance of a decision international justice Court In the lawsuit you filed South Africa Regarding the Israeli war on Gaza.
The former Iranian diplomat considered that the court’s decision gives the resistance factions international legitimacy to put pressure on the United States – as it is the largest supporter of Tel Aviv– To prevent genocide in the Gaza Strip, surprising that it continued to provide this absolute support following the decision.
He reads the American and British accusations against Iran of supporting Islamic resistance movements that target American interests and ships heading to Israel via The Red Sea “In the context of the rampant escalation in the region,” he warned against falling into the Israeli trap aimed at putting Tehran and Washington in a military confrontation.
In light of the dangerous regional escalation, which Sadatian calls for containing through a smart policy that eludes the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu With his premeditated intentions to burn the entire region to save his political career, another Iranian segment believes that a confrontation between the Islamic Republic and the United States is just around the corner.
In answer to a question directed by Al Jazeera Net to the political activist researching affairs The Middle East Ahmed Zeidabadi, regarding the possibility of Washington launching a military strike against Iranian interests in response to the attack on an American base in Jordan, the response was positive.
Zaidabadi believes that the possibility of American retaliation and harming Iran’s interests is “very possible,” and that it will be a response to Iraqi resistance movements targeting the logistical support base in Jordan. He suggested that American retaliation will be “soon” and that its targets will be outside the Iranian borders, especially in Syria andIraq.
He also believes that the Iranian-American confrontation will be inevitable in the absence of a strong and clear political will among the leaders of Tehran and Washington to agree on major regional files, warning that developments could slide into a major military confrontation between them.
The researcher added that developments in the Middle East are getting worse day by day, and that wavering policies are unable to address the raging escalation in the region. He concluded that stopping the aggression against Gaza does not mean a decline in tension and confrontation between Tehran and Washington, but rather “it will equate to a transition to a more dangerous stage.”
A powder keg
On the other hand, the researcher in military affairs, Muhammad Mehdi Yazdi, rules out Washington launching a military strike against Iranian interests, explaining that despite the “brutal media campaign” against Tehran, American leaders avoid linking the attacks to it, because that will expose them to criticism and great pressure demanding that Iran be confronted in a serious manner. direct.
He believed – in an interview with Al Jazeera Net – that Washington does not want to confront Tehran at the current stage, because firing a coup de grace on their relations that fluctuate between the states of “no peace and no war” would be tantamount to setting fire to the region’s powder tank, which could endanger American interests.
In his reading of the attack on the American base, the military researcher believes that it comes to divert the American focus from the Red Sea region and reduce the attacks targeting Yemen From time to time in response to operations The Houthis On ships heading to Israel.
He said that the Israeli aggression on Gaza brought the “Zionist-American axis” into a complex confrontation with the axis of resistance, and that the increasing attacks on American interests in the region send a clear message that there is no security for these interests following the occupation’s aggression, which enjoys broad American support, which opens the door to a settlement of the axis. The resistance has its calculations with Washington.