U.S. postpones deployment of anti-missile system in hope of getting Russia's support in tough sanctions against Iran: military expert
Azerbaijan, Baku, September 17 / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva /
Now the main problem is not so much Iranian missiles as the Iranian nuclear program, because the United States would like to gain Russia's support in possible serious sanctions against Iran, said Russian military expert Pavel Felgenhauer.
"It deals with a possible ban on imports of gasoline to Iran, which will lead to a serious crisis in Iran. The EU seems to agree, even without a UN resolution, to impose unilateral sanctions on Iran to import gasoline, Iran imports 40 percent of gasoline, Felgenhauer told Trend by telephone from Moscow. - If this happens, then perhaps, the American fleet will blockade the coast to prevent gasoline import to Iran. "
Czech media reported on Sept. 17, citing a diplomatic source that the U.S. President Barack Obama on Sept. 17 informed the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Jan Fischer of the renunciation from the deployment of anti-missile system of the United States on the Czech territory, RIA Novosti reported.
U.S. and other Western countries accuse Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of peaceful nuclear energy program. The UN Security Council adopted five resolutions, three of which imposing sanctions against Iran, requiring to stop uranium enrichment, and two resolutions contain the warning. Tehran denies the accusations, saying its nuclear program is aimed solely at covering country's electricity needs.
U.S. plans to begin negotiations with Iran in October, if an agreement is not reached, the only solution will be actions such as blockades, the expert said.
According to Felgenhauer, in this situation, the Iranian ballistic missiles, which do not exist yet, will lose their urgency compared with the nuclear program.
According to the expert, so in the U.S. there were many opponents of the plan on deployment of anti-missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic, and the Pentagon has always had opposition to plans on an accelerated deployment of anti-missile system in Europe.
"Now the U.S. can save money, and make certain reverence towards Russia, since Russia's support will not prevent solving the pressing problem of the Iranian nuclear program," said Felgenhauer.
Now it is a postponement of the deployment of anti-missile system, however, maybe this system will never be in the form in which the Bush administration wanted to see, the expert said.
"The United States stopped the deployment of anti-missile system also on its territory, such as in California against North Korea," said Felgenhauer.
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