Tehran- Since the outbreak of operations Al-Aqsa flood On October 7, the United States rushed to send its naval fleets to the eastern Mediterranean and stood by the Israeli occupation in its aggression against Gaza strip Under siege, tension has returned to Iranian-American relations again.
In light of Iranian threats that the situation in the Middle East would get out of control if Israel persists in targeting innocent civilians and talk about the possibility of opening new fronts to support Gaza, the Iranian Foreign Minister revealed Hussein Amir Abdullahian About his country receiving two messages from the American side regarding developments in the region.
While the spokesman for the US Department of Defense announced Pentagon Patrick Ryder said that sending the Gerald Ford aircraft carrier to the region “is a message to Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah not to think about interfering in the battle between Israel and Hamas.” Regional public opinion was surprised by Washington’s agreement to extend the exemptions granted to Iraq from the sanctions related to dealing with Iran.
Meanwhile, the Washington Free Beacon website reported that the United States may allow Iraq to transfer $10 billion in frozen Iranian assets to Iran’s accounts in Europe and Oman, by extending Baghdad’s exemption from Tehran’s sanctions compliance.
This coincides with the escalation of tension between the Iranian and American sides, following their political positioning regarding developments in the Middle East and the increasing attacks on American bases in Iraq and Syria.
Meanwhile, Iranian observers read that their country’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, and his assistant for political affairs, Ali Bagheri Kani, separately visited Geneva in the context of indirect negotiations with the American side to contain tension in the Middle East.
Al Jazeera Net learned from a source close to the Iranian Foreign Ministry – who preferred to remain anonymous – that indirect negotiations between Tehran and Washington have been proceeding in full swing since the first days of the outbreak of the war on Gaza through 3 regional mediators.
The source added that the American side sought in its messages to reassure Tehran that it does not want to expand the war, and will not allow the Israeli government to cross the red lines in Gaza, including eliminating the two movements. agitation AndIslamic JihadHe demanded that Tehran not get involved in the battle and that it defuse the attacks of its allied movements on its bases in the region.
The source continued to Al Jazeera Net that, in return, the Islamic Republic considered stopping the aggression a condition for demanding its regional allies to exercise restraint and not attack American targets, adding that Tehran also demanded the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza and the lifting of the siege on the Strip.
The same source confirmed that “messaging diplomacy contributed greatly to the decline in American support for the Israeli entity, containing the tension between Tehran and Washington, and removing the specter of a regional war that was on its way to set fire to large areas of the region, starting from the Bab al-Mandab Strait, then Bahrain, the Red and Mediterranean Sea, all the way to “Opening many fronts against the Israeli enemy.”
When he pointed out the admission of American officials that there is no evidence of Iran’s involvement in the recent developments in the region, the Iranian source saw the participation of Tehran’s allies, led by the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Houthi group, in the battle of Gaza and the other attacks on American targets in the region as a clear message indicating the cohesion of the axis of resistance. And his position on any aggression that might be imposed on his allies.
In the same context, political researcher Mehdi Shakibai revealed that since the prisoner exchange deal last August between Tehran and Washington, the latter has actively sought to move the waters in the nuclear negotiations in order to save the nuclear agreement even before its scheduled presidency in 2024.
Speaking to Al Jazeera Net, Shakibai confirmed that “the Zionist entity has more than once obstructed the relative approaches resulting from American concessions to the Iranian side, especially regarding the sale of oil and the release of frozen funds,” adding that Tel Aviv sees the ongoing Gaza battle as an opportunity to eliminate any possible rapprochement. Between Iran and America, but rather seeks to involve the latter in a war with Tehran, as he put it.
He saw the American extension of the exemption period granted to Iraq from sanctions related to dealing with Iran for an additional 4 months, in the midst of the Israeli war on Gaza and Iranian threats to open new fronts, but a message indicating Washington’s lack of intention to submit to Israeli allegations, and that its support for Tel Aviv will not be open in the future. The war on Gaza.
Meanwhile, strategic researcher Abu al-Fadl Fateh said that the Israeli war on Gaza had exacerbated tension in the region and raised the possibility of expanding the scope of the war. However, the behavior of both the Islamic Republic and the United States actually contributed to containing the tension and reducing the possibility of the battle turning into a comprehensive war.
In his article under the title “Israel is no longer immune,” which he published in “Etemad” newspaper, he saw that the chances of sporadic battles erupting in the region are still high, despite the efforts being made to contain the tension, describing any development that might lead to an expansion of the war as “dangerous.” .
The Iranian researcher pointed out that developments in the events in the West Bank and the southern Lebanon front contributed to putting the Israeli entity in front of a dead end, in addition to the global reactions condemning the Israeli attacks on Gaza.
In another article under the title “The Resurrection of Gaza” published in the same newspaper, Fatih opined that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken It buys time for Israel, and the Iranian researcher advised Islamic countries not to put aside the military option, until the Israeli aggression on Gaza stops.
The same researcher concluded that any real confrontation between the Islamic Republic and the United States would be devastating for both sides, and that it would be in the interest of the Israeli entity, so he withdrew. He also urged his country not to fall into the Israeli trap.