Recently, tensions between the United States and Iran have continued to rise. On the 20th local time, the U.S. Embassy in Iraq was attacked by rockets.
After that, the United States has been targeting Iran, which Iran denied. U.S. President Trump recently threatened Iran to be responsible for any more American deaths.
Iran counterattacked that the Trump administration is currently in a difficult situation in the United States. The failure of the election and the failure of the fight against the epidemic are nothing more than to divert attention.
Trump posted a picture on his personal social media on the 23rd, saying that the rockets used to attack the U.S. Embassy in Iraq were unsuccessfully launched and were provided by Iran.
He threatened: “Iran is ready to launch an attack on the Americans in Iraq. Whenever another American is killed, Iran must be held accountable and advised not to act rashly.”
In response, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif responded on social media: “Sending your citizens overseas and putting them at risk does not divert attention from the disastrous failure of the United States.”
Zarif also attached two pictures. One is several tweets made by Trump on social media during Obama’s presidency, which said that “Obama will ‘play Iran cards’ and wage war against Iran in order to be re-elected”.
Another chart shows the ranking of deaths caused by various disasters in the United States in the past 100 years. Among the top eight, except for Florida Hurricane ranked fourth in 1928 and ranked fifth in September 11th, the rest were all new deaths from COVID-19 in the United States on a day in December.
The United States rarely discloses the movement of submarines. Many ships have entered the Persian Gulf.
In fact, just after the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, the U.S. military soon announced the new trend.
According to CNN on the 21st, the U.S. Navy said in a statement that the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarine Georgia, which can carry 154 Tomahawk ground attack cruise missiles, accompanied by two missile cruisers Port Royal and Philippine Sea, passed on the same day. Strait of Hormuz, enter the Persian Gulf.
The analysis points out that the U.S. Navy has rarely announced the movement of submarines, but this time it not only pointed out the location of nuclear submarines, but also specifically mentioned the details of the submarine’s combat capability, which is sending a blatant threat signal to Iran.
Iran strengthened its air defense system near nuclear facilities.
Kuwait’s Torch quoted Iranian people familiar with the matter on the 25th to report that Iran is strengthening its air defense near nuclear facilities to prevent U.S. missile strikes.
The report said that the aerospace force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps used all means, including air defense systems, to protect Iran’s nuclear facilities from attack.
Why does Trump still attack Iran at this time?
It is generally believed that the countdown to the end of Trump’s term has entered, when a document was issued to accuse Iran of sending nuclear submarines through the Strait of Hormuz. What’s the intention of this?
Iranian President Rouhani has said that he is confident that the new U.S. government led by Biden will return to the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue and lift sanctions against Iran.
And this is not what the Trump administration wants to see. The Trump administration has adopted a policy of extreme pressure on Iran and does not want to give Biden room to adjust U.S.-Iran relations after Biden takes office.
John Pfeiffer, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy Focus magazine: The Trump administration is at the last minute to ensure that the Biden administration is not easy to return to the Iran nuclear agreement.
We can call this the “scorched earth policy”, that is to say, he hopes to undermine the relationship between the United States and Iran as much as possible before the Biden administration takes office. Department.
In addition, the U.S. Navy rarely takes the initiative to disclose the movement of nuclear submarines; due to the shallow water depth of the bay, this high-profile disclosure is even rarer, and the intention of the United States to show its military strength is clear.
However, some military experts pointed out that the best strike effect of American nuclear submarines is outside the Strait of Hormuz, and the demonstrations entering the Strait are more meaningful than military significance.
Military expert Song Xiaojun: His words are very harsh, but by combining the two in a so-called way that nuclear submarines openly pass through the Strait of Hormuz, he is still very good at Iran, but from a purely military point of view, the best position of a nuclear submarine carrying cruise missiles is 2,000 kilometers away from Iran. The position aimed the missile at Iran, so it was obviously going to take a vacation to enter Bahrain through the Strait of Hormuz.
American political analyst Lundman also believes that Trump is just “clamoring war” and the possibility of launching a war is almost zero at present.
US political analyst Lundman: We now see the United States creating panic, shouting war, sending B-52s and nuclear submarines passing through the Strait of Hormuz. This is not the way Trump launched a war. The possibility of Trump launching a war against Iran is almost zero.