By Maryam Farooq Nisar
Although after Iran’s missile attack at US bases in Iraq, the chances of escalation cannot be ruled out in the Middle East.
The US trying it’s best to implicate Iran in shooting down Ukraine plane in which all 176 people on board were killed the day Iran launched missile attack. Canada that lost 66 of its citizens is also siding with the US in this blame game.
With building of this pressure of international community on plane controversy the US wants to further push Iran against the wall and doesn’t want it to continue its nuclear program.
War like situation has emerged in the Middle East following the assassination of Iran’s high ranking general, Qasem Soleimani, by the US forces.
Soleimani was considered the most influential figure in Iran after the Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. A targeted airstrike on January 3, killed the general in Iraq, near Baghdad International Airport. His assassination led to colossal protests against Iran with a caveat that a reprisal will soon be carried out by Iran.
Soleimani was killed in a targeted, Jan. Three aerial attack near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. His death has brought about massive demonstrations against the US and a warning that Iran will retaliate. The attack against Soleimani was officiated on the orders of US President Donald Trump without taking the Congress into confidence.
There were mixed opinions between the Republicans and Democratic politicians over Soleimani’s assassination. A major amalgamation by the Republicans favored Trump’s actions, while the Democratic politicians quoted this assassination as leading to forthcoming and ominous attacks by Iran. They alleged that there were all chances of another war in the Middle East, which no doubt is a threat to Americans overseas.
Nonetheless this current intensification between US and Iran has a reason behind it. The world has witnessed strained and edgy relationship between the two countries over the past century.
A grave concern has developed in the US after Trump backed off from the nuclear deal with Iran. More recent tensions have risen after Trump walked away from the Iran nuclear deal and levied distressing approvals on the country in 2018. Furthermore, Iran’s progressive influence in Iraq has also been a matter of distress for the US and has led to widespread demonstrations.
Pakistan has firmly stated that it will not show its involvement in the existing conflict between US and Iran. The policy makers have clarified that Pakistan will not be used against Iran at any cost. Given a chance, Pakistan would be pursuing its perspective in lessening this escalation between the two countries and maintaining peace and harmony in the disputed regions. Pakistan will not emerge as a part to the persistent regional rigidities under any circumstances. According to DG ISPR, Pakistan is a propagator of peace and nothing short of it. Pak Destiny
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