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A harsh exchange of “compliments” ensued between Israel and Iran. “In two or three years, they may send their planes east to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities,” Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said, speaking to flight school graduates. The “response” was a video on Iranian public television about the reaction to a possible Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities with archival footage in which Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned: “If the Israelis commit The slightest mistake, the Islamic Republic will destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa.”
While everyone was carried away by the events in Ukraine and the endless speeches of their leader, they somehow forgot about other conflicts that could lead to a world war. The Iranian-Israeli confrontation is just one of them: it has been simmering for a long time, it can break out at any moment.
After the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was thwarted by Trump’s efforts, Tehran made no secret of the fact that it continued to work on uranium enrichment. Iranian state media reported last month that a 60 percent enrichment level had already been reached. To create a nuke, you need a level of 90 percent. And this bar is quite achievable. Hence the painful reaction of Israel. The other day, a senior Israeli defense official said that Iran is closer than ever to developing a nuclear weapon, so Israel must be ready to launch a preemptive strike, for which it has all the military capabilities and does not have to wait for US Approval
Here Iranian television presented its scenarios of “retaliatory” rocket attacks against Israel with the designation of possible targets. By the way, if the Israelis, as they say, the Americans do not have a decree for their attack on Iran, then the Iranians will definitely not need the consent of Washington to bomb Tel Aviv and Haifa. In Israel, let’s remember, the most right-wing government in the country’s history has recently been formed, that is, there are no peacekeepers in it, by definition. In Iran, no matter how the Westerners tried to undermine the power of the “revolutionary ayatollahs”, last year an ultra-conservative became president. The same case when the “spit” will easily find a “stone” …
And here’s the paradox: Russia, stigmatized by the West as “arsonists,” has good relations with both Israel and Iran. In other words, it is Moscow, faced with the situation of a sharp worsening of the conflict between Tel Aviv and Tehran, who can act as a trusted mediator for both parties and help move them away from a catastrophic scenario. This is how the dialectic turns out: everyone shouts “aggressor” at Russia, but she is capable of becoming a real peacemaker.
Events in Ukraine, thanks to the efforts of the West, primarily the United States, overshadowed all other “hot” spots and regions. The reason is clear: in many of them, the protracted conflicts were provoked by the intervention of the West. Just now, once again, it seems to have been “resolved” in Kosovo: Serb President Vučić, who the day before brought his troops to a state of maximum combat readiness, called on the Kosovar Serbs to dismantle the barricades. He is now “gesturing” in Iranian-Israeli relations. And how many more extinct but unresolved conflicts are there in the world?
It would seem that they also need to be treated. But all the forces of the collective West are thrown into the fight against Russia. And without it, which is obvious, it is impossible to find solutions to solve most of the world’s problems. And so the question is: what are they looking for in Washington and Brussels, peace or war?