Shafak News / The British newspaper "The Guardian" considered on Monday that Iran is facing severe crises, the first of its kind on three fronts, including protests in Iraq, which could lead to the collapse of the regime in Tehran.
It published a report by Middle East correspondent Martin Shulov on the decline of US interest in the Middle East, expecting that this would lead to a new era in the Arab region.
"At a time when US President Donald Trump decided not to protect his allies, we find competitors expanding in the region," he said, explaining that throughout the history of modern Middle East the United States has been holding most of the cards and throwing its weight to protect its interests and allies.
"That changed in the third year of President Trump's rule when the naive isolationist president began looking at his country's interests in the region with a narrow perspective, which led to dangerous results that will continue over the next year by reassessing the countries of the region whose leaders have been traditional allies of Washington who used to use their influence in their favor." Understand its priorities in one way or another. "
He adds, "An ally like Saudi Arabia that bought weapons and support from the Pentagon and paid for it in anticipation of a certain moment, and this moment came when a drone plane bombed Saudi oil installations and halted half of their daily oil exports."
"The Saudis thought that the United States would do the unofficial defense alliance on their lands and hit back at Iran, which accused it of being responsible for the attacks on their behalf, but Trump retreated and left Tehran bragging about his deception and Riyadh puzzled in an embarrassing position after it found itself alone in the open," he said.
Shulov continues to list the positions he sees as showing Washington's isolation from the region as a result of Trump's policies, including "withdrawing US forces from northern Syria and leaving the Kurds alone to confront Turkey."
"While Trump decided to withdraw from Syria, convinced that the few gains for the United States at the strategic level from being in Syria are not enough, it created a vacuum on the borders with Turkey, and others soon filled this vacuum, here are the Russian flags fluttering about military bases in the country, and here it is. Vladimir Putin is on an official visit to Riyadh while his aides take turns visiting Beirut, Baghdad and Erbil after Moscow has already taken over Damascus.
Shulov says that a month ago he listened to a senior Syrian businessman who had contacts with influential people in Moscow saying he was talking about the change taking place in the Middle East, adding, "All my Saudi friends tell me" Your contacts in Moscow and all your plans that you were talking about please do so now, the Russians are The future, and the Americans are gone. "
Shulov concludes that "Iran, having tested the bear and found it asleep, has sufficient space for political maneuvering, while facing for the first time severe crises on 3 fronts, the first in the interior in the face of anti-regime demonstrations, and the second on the Iraqi scene, which is also experiencing anti-demonstrations and the third in Lebanon, which makes The scale of the risk of the system crashing and the security vacuum occurring is large and increasing, especially if Trump is not prepared for the consequences of what is going on. "