Islamic revolution in dangerOver Iran has risen zvezdno - a striped flag
Islamic revolution in danger
Within the next few days the Minister of Defence of Iran kontr - admiral Ali Shamhani will visit Saudi Arabia. Visit will have huge value: for the first time after Islamic revolution of 1979 the head of the Iranian defensive department will visit the country acting in a role of the main geopolitical contender of Iran in region. Thus the parties will discuss possibility of the conclusion of the general defensive pact. Preparation for visit of Shamhani passes in conditions when obvious rapprochement of Iran and with other strategic opponent - the USA is planned.
the visit schedule of Ali Shamhani includes a meeting with the king of Saudi Arabia Fahdom, crown prince Abdulla and the head of defensive department the prince Sultan Ibn Abdel Aziz al - Saudom. The parties will discuss the defensive pact between Iran and the Arabian states of Persian gulf, many of which are conductors of a policy of the USA in region.
the essence of offers of Iran is reduced to creation in region of own system of collective safety - without any foreign military presence. Now in territory of several Arabian Gulf States armies of Great Britain and the USA entered there after occupation of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990 are placed.
though, as a matter of fact, these offers obviously testify to claims of Iran for a role of the regional leader, the fact that Saudi Arabia has agreed to discuss them, and official Washington keeps silence, speaks about much. The mutual aspiration of Iran and the West towards each other is available.
last month Washington has removed a number of sanctions against Iran and has urged Teheran to start to build new relations. One of these days Madeleine Olbrajt`s US State Secretary declared that next year the American embassy in Teheran will be again opened. Yesterday the head of Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kamal Harrazi welcomed “ the positive moments “ in speech of Olbrajt, having regarded them as certificates of change of a position of the USA in relation to Iran. And one of the Iranian newspapers has some days ago broken 20 - a summer taboo and has published the image zvezdno - a striped flag.
and even recent opposition at OPEC session when Iran up to the end opposed American - to the Saudi plans of increase in oil recovery, has come to the end with the world. Though the Iranian delegation has not signed the total agreement, since April, 1st Teheran by an example of other member countries of the OPEC, nevertheless, has increased extraction. As the minister of oil of Bidzhan Namdar Zangene, " has declared; we will allow to take away to nobody our share in the market “.
These foreign policy steps, as well as hardly opening the way liberal internal reforms, obviously say that thanks to a course of the president - reformer Mohammad Khatami one factor of intensity in region can become less. And the USA will have if not an ally, the favourable partner.
BORIS - VOLHONSKY