New action! What will Biden do to Iran?
New military base to be opened in Saudi Arabia
Appointment of a new senior special envoy for Iran
The United States is in the Middle East recently
What’s going on?
What’s Biden’s plan?
The United States wants to open a new military base in Saudi Arabia
According to the associated press on January 26, the U.S. military said on the same day that it was studying the possibility of using Yanbu port and two air bases in western Saudi Arabia after tensions with Iran intensified.
Yanbu port, located along the Red Sea, is the key terminal of Saudi oil pipeline. According to the associated press, the use of Yanbu port and the two air bases in tebuk and Taif on the Red Sea coast will give us more options in this important waterway;.
U.S. Central Command spokesman irben said the U.S. military assessment of the site has continued for a year.
On January 25, US Central Command commander Mackenzie visited Yanbu port. He said that if there is an armed conflict between the United States and Iran, the Gulf will be the waters for both sides to fight for. The locations he inspected will be where the US side may send troops.
Biden has released a signal to return to Iran’s nuclear agreement
Senior Israeli military officials shout across the air
Biden in the election campaign, had released a signal to let the United States back to the Iran nuclear agreement. On January 27, the new U.S. Secretary of state Lincoln reiterated that as long as Iran re abides by the Iran nuclear agreement, the Biden administration is willing to reduce the sanctions imposed on Iran by the trump administration, and seek to strengthen the Iran nuclear agreement and extend its term. It’s just that it’s far from here;.
In addition, on January 29, according to CNN, Biden has appointed Robert middot Mali, a Middle East adviser under Obama, as the new senior special envoy on Iran. U.S. State Department spokesman Condoleezza price said U.S. Secretary of state Lincoln is building a special team on Iran. Robert middot Mali, who has a successful track record in negotiations to limit Iran’s nuclear program, will lead the team as Iran’s special envoy.
Although the United States has not officially begun to adjust its policy toward Iraq, its ally in the Middle East Israel has begun to shout at Biden’s government.
On January 26, the chief of the general staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Aviv kohavi, said that he believed that it was “wrong and terrible” for the Iranian nuclear agreement to come into full force again;. Kohavi said that he has ordered the Israeli military to “draw up a certain number of operational plans on the basis of the original plan” to prepare for the use of force against Iran in the next few years.
The Israeli times referred to the statement as a “warning”. Reuters reported on January 27 that this is obviously sending a clear signal to Biden that Biden should be “cautious” in his Iraq policy.
The United States will use military means to press for talks
Biden released a positive signal during his election campaign that the United States would return to the Iran nuclear agreement. However, after Biden took office, the US military frequently tried to use new military bases to deter Iran. What is Biden’s plan in the Middle East? And what is Israel worried about?
Cao Weidong, a military expert, believes that:
The United States will not unconditionally return to the Iran nuclear agreement
After the trump administration announced its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, it exerted extreme pressure on Iran, but it failed to achieve the expected goal. On the contrary, it made the US Iran conflict more acute and the regional situation more uneasy.
After Biden takes office in the White House, although he may want to return to the Iran nuclear agreement, he does not want to return unconditionally. Instead, he wants Iran to make some concessions, such as asking Iran not to develop long-range missiles, allowing the United States to inspect Iran’s nuclear facilities at any time, and so on. Generally speaking, the United States will continue to use military means and economic blockade to achieve the purpose of “promoting talks through pressure”.
Israel wants us to continue sanctions against Iran
If the United States returns to the Iran nuclear agreement and reduces sanctions against Iran, Iran may become stronger, especially its military power. Israel opposes the U.S. return to Iran nuclear agreement and believes that Iran’s nuclear research has a military purpose and intention. It does not want to see a strong Iran around it. It hopes that Biden government, like trump government, will withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement and impose military deterrence, diplomatic isolation, economic blockade and sanctions on Iran, making it difficult for Iran to develop its national and military strength.