Iranian warships through the Suez Canal to the United States affects the sensitive nerves (Figure)
management of the Suez Canal in Egypt on 22 February confirmed that two Iranian warships” Kharg “was supply and support ship” Al Wan Germany “was the same morning patrol frigate into the canal, about 12 hours after leaving, Syria and headed forward. This is the 1979 Iranian Islamic revolution, Iran’s first warships passing through the Suez Canal. (Source: WASHINGTON) Iran” Kharg “was supply support ships
confusing situation in the Middle East a sensitive moment, so that incident attracted worldwide attention: February 22 , two Iranian warships “Kharg” was supply and support ship “Al Maiden” was on patrol frigate through the Suez Canal, and arrived on the 24th port of Latakia in northern Syria. Since this is the Iranian warship since the 1979 Islamic revolution, first passing through the Suez Canal after, thus triggering speculation that countries, especially in the strong reaction to color is most intense. Although this event has come to an end, but the impact is far from being eliminated.
chaos in the Middle East, Iran is the winner?
run and pass the Suez Canal in accordance with relevant international regulations and practices, Iran warships through the Suez Canal is a normal thing. However, this event has become the focus of attention. Exclaimed the media, Iran’s time to rise.
some experts believe that the moment of the greater Middle East region, is in an old pattern of shocks and not forming a new pattern of shuffling process. Such a situation, for Iran to re-establish in the Middle East’s great power status is indeed a good opportunity. For Iran, let ships through the Suez Canal, this behavior is not only demonstrated by the current chaos in the strength of its power, in fact, there are other more important considerations: first, through the external strong action to appease the country’s people, to avoid domestic also to control the situation; second, through the tentative actions, to understand the current Egyptian government for their attitude, and strive to build relationships with the new Egyptian government to seize the initiative process; third, took the opportunity to test the U.S. military action against Iran the bottom line. Therefore, Iran’s foreign claim that this is an “anti-piracy training trip.” This can be avoided with pre-emptive excuse for the United States, but also by the fact of military mobilization, strengthening the alliance with Syria, the sea links to the chaos in which the purpose of expanding their influence.
However, the National Defense Strategy Institute Maj. Gen. Jin Yinan are of a different point of view, he believes that some Western media is wearing colored glasses view Iranian warships off the Suez Canal, the Western media hype this thing into a hot spot.
Jin Yinan that, for any army, naval mobilization, deployment should be normal. Iranian warships through the Suez Canal, is characterized by a very large Western media hype. Iran’s military forces in such a long-term recovery. Iran’s Islamic revolution, a long time, defense is not in use, power restoration is always enough. Coupled with a long time, the United States, Israel’s threat to it. The development of Iran’s main army, air force, and the main defensive force. So the Navy is a traditional style and attack power. Navy Iran, the main problem of the Strait of Hormuz. Iran to Syria through the Suez Canal, we can see that the Iranian naval forces are relatively large growth. In addition, does not have very significant.
for this event how should we treat? Let us first analyze Israel, the United States, Egypt’s attitude in this matter.
Iranian ships “across the river,” Why the Middle East affects the chaos?
22 days before the ships to cross the river of time was confusing. February 18, Egypt, Iran, Military Commission approved the application of navigation, 19, the Egyptian official said that two Iranian warships are scheduled to local time at 6:00 on February 21 shipping. But 20 days, the Egyptian Suez Canal authorities said the two ships will be postponed for 48 hours to at 6:00 on February 23 before shipping. Time to cross the river on the Egyptian postponed because the parties guessing mixed. It is reported that this is due to Egypt’s domestic turmoil, and banks out of business in the state, but also some analysts believe, is likely to be under U.S. and Israeli pressure.
Iranian warships for passage, Israel is undoubtedly the most intense reaction. Israel considers Iran’s move was “hostile” behavior, repeatedly suggested the Egyptian government not to release. Suez Canal from the Israeli territory, but 200 km, the Iranian warship in the Suez Canal on the road, the two navies for the first time such a close contact. As the Middle East and Iran’s military strength comparable countries, Iran, Israel said the move as “provocative” in the name of protecting “the Iranian cargo ship and tanker” against Somali pirates attack, actually want to use this move to expand their impact on the Middle East, and its symbolic significance is much greater than the actual effect. Earlier, Israeli naval blockade of Gaza has been the world’s multinational criticism.
compared with Israel, the U.S. attitude seems some people feel surprised. U.S. State Department spokesman say whether or not to allow Iran the right to decide the vessel through the canal in Iran and Egypt, the United States will be closely watched. The U.S. Defense Department spokesman by the “not for his country ships to speculate on future action,” refused comment. However, the U.S. really think that this “had nothing to do” it? In the current sensitive situation in the Middle East, the United States both want to avoid direct interference in Egypt’s internal affairs with the outside world the impression that Israel wants to give the appropriate pressure, constraints in the expansion of Israeli settlements and other aspects of extreme behavior. Meanwhile, Iran’s high-profile behavior for the U.S. military presence in the district to provide a reason. Therefore, the U.S. is actually behind the seemingly mild reaction implies a reconfiguration of the Middle East attempt. Such a detail worthy of our attention: as a political ally of Israel and the background, the United States dispatched two aircraft carrier cruising in a high profile in this region, though not in direct response to Iran’s warships, but at least try to, under the current complicated situation, continues to demonstrate its As the situation in the Mediterranean and the Middle East along the leader’s identity.
post-Mubarak era for Egypt, in the sensitive period of regime change, do not want to completely fitted hats continue the political line of the past, do not want to give the public and the international community an easily swayed by outside pressure impression. They need to consider how to maintain friendly relations with the United States and domestic anti-American sentiment rising to find a balance between, to show the difference with the Mubarak era. Some analysts believe that Egypt, Iran, the two ships of the “release” means that the relationship with Israel has become very subtle, the distance between Egypt and Israel may be lopsided, the two might return to the so-called re- cold peace. On the contrary, the relationship between Egypt and Iran will be mitigated and may even be diplomatic. Egypt currently says it is no longer committed to dealing with Iran and Israel to maintain a strategic alliance today, Cairo is willing to deal with Tehran. In a variety of considerations, the release of Iran’s warships is undoubtedly a good choice.
the moment of the greater Middle East, is in an old pattern of shocks and not forming a new pattern of shuffling process, not just Iran, all forces are wrestling through a variety of ways. Middle East Strategy pattern exactly how to write, is still unknown.