Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Some Possible Consequences of A Limited Military Strike on Syria.

This is an important issue, which the policy-makers in the US should think about it. In case of any military strike on Syria, the US might probably lose Russian's support within 5+1 negotiation with regard to Iran's nuclear activity. Moreover, Russia might decide to arm Iran with S-300 missiles in retaliation with the US attack on Syria. Furthermore, and again in retaliation, Russia might decide to assist Iran to build a nuclear weapon. A nuclear-armed Iran would create a buffer zone close to Russia in the strategic part of the Middle East. Such a situation would be beneficial for Russia in different aspect. As an example, a nuclear-armed Iran for Russia would be something like nuclear-armed North Korea for China, in the sense that anytime, China faces a conflict with the West, suddenly, out of the blue, North Korea tests a nuclear missile. By this, I don't want to say that all these events will occur in case of a military strike on Syria. But these are important issues that the policy-makers in the US should think about them, when it comes to the type of respond to the recent chemical attack in Syria.

M. Sirani                                 11.09.2013