Will ISIS attack cool Tehran’s drive for regional power? – Middle East – Jerusalem Post

English: Parliament building Tehran, Iran

English: Parliament building Tehran, Iran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In an insightful article, the Jerusalem Post lines up Israeli experts to explore the implications of the ISIS attack in Tehran. It considers that while a more inward-looking Islamic Republic is “a possibility, another possibility is that because of the importance of the sites attacked, Iran will take major revenge against ISIS.”

Source: Will ISIS attack cool Tehran’s drive for regional power? – Middle East – Jerusalem Post

The article provides some excellent insight into contemporary political challenges in Iran.

So far, the Jerusalem Post seems to be way ahead of the major Western mainstream media sources in its analysis.

It will be interesting to see the reaction of the Trump government in the US. Will US and Iranian interests combine against terrorism?

Thoughts?

Opinion – Iran fires rockets near US aircraft carrier | TheHill – John Gelmini

English: Location of Iran and Saudi Arabia.

English: Location of Iran and Saudi Arabia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another fine post via Dr Alf.

A prosperous Iran is not a problem as long as the West contains it and looks to the future by engaging with their young people who in most cases would like a more liberated Western lifestyle.

The present Iranian leadership consists of much better negotiators than Europe and America which makes them potentially dangerous to our interests.

Israel’s judgement about the nuclear weapons agreement was probably right but Saudi Arabia is a bigger threat to world stability than Iran because of its support for dangerous Wahabi philosophy and ISIS.

What we do about Iran’s growing influence and the future bankruptcy of the House of Saud, due to low oil prices and diminishing tax revenues, is another matter but the West needs to be ready to encourage regime change across all the Gulf States whilst achieving rapprochement with Russia to contain Iran’s Mullahs.

John Gelmini