British Analyst to ST: Iran is a Force for Security and Stability in the Middle East

(ST)- The British political analyst Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos has argued that Iran is a force for security and stability in the Middle East, refuting the American argument that Iran is a threat.

“The Iranians prevented the Taliban from expanding its cancerous tentacles into the Middle East and then played a decisive role in defeating ISIS in Iraq. Furthermore, Iranian forces have shed their blood in Syria in fighting against Western-backed terrorists, including ISIS and Al-Qaeda,” the analyst told the Syria Times e-newspaper.

He contrasted the positive and important role that Iran plays in the Middle East with the destructive one played by America in the Middle East.

“The Americans have brought carnage to the Middle East. Washington has invaded and bombed Middle Eastern countries, supported terrorists in the region and armed governments so that these can massacre, imprison and wage wars against peoples in the region. Further to that, the Americans played a pivotal role in Israel developing nuclear weapons in what is the most volatile part of the world and contrary to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, while Washington recently pledged to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia,” Dr. Papadopoulos said.

He, in addition, referred to the US’ principal allies in the Middle East, Israel and Saudi Arabia who, between themselves, continue to arm and assist terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda in the region, and continue to massacre Palestinians and Yemenis, respectively.

Returning to America, the analyst asserted that Washington has made it very clear, over the last 40 years, that it wants to see the overthrow of the Iranian Government, which is, of course, a most serious violation of the United Nations Charter.

“To achieve their goal, the Americans have placed extremely harmful sanctions on the Iranian people and continue to militarily posture close to Iran’s maritime waters and airspace. It is therefore abundantly clear that America constitutes a grave threat to Iran as it does not just to the Middle East but to the entire world,” the analyst added.

Israel would be content to see the ME in flames

Moreover, Dr. Papadopoulos, the founder and editor of Politics First magazine, emphasized that the Israeli factor in the growing tension between Washington and Tehran is highly significant, owing to the immense influence that Israel wields in American politics.

“Even though the Israeli authorities want to see and, indeed, are encouraging a war between America and Iran, they know that in the event of such a conflict materializing, the Middle East would explode into flames hence Israel does not want to face a public relations catastrophe on a global scale. Alas, the Israelis are more or less keeping everything they say about the sudden surge in American-Iranian tensions private. But no-one should be under any illusion about the nature of Tel Aviv,” he stated. 

The analyst concluded by saying: “Israel would be content to see the Middle East in flames if this meant that Iran were to be destroyed by the American military. Israel is an enormous source of instability in the Middle East and it high time that the United Nations takes firm action against this dangerous country.”

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour