Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi paid a historic visit to Moscow, and Raisi expressed Iran’s desire to conclude a strategic partnership agreement with Russia for twenty years.
It is not new, or surprising, for various Israeli parties to express Israel’s concern over the rapprochement and even the alliance between Iran, China and Russia, which was recently represented by naval maneuvers, in which the naval forces of the three mentioned parties participated. This triangle worries America, in all its global might and power, so how can it not worry Israel?!
The Israeli concern has a double characteristic. The first lies in the core of the permanent official Israeli ideological discourse, directed both to the Zionist interior and to the outside world. “Israel” is worried, “Israel” is afraid and threatened, and it means that it is in a state of “self-defense”, and the political and social forces, despite their differences, must coalesce in the face of the external enemy. Not only that, but “Israel has the right to defend itself” as well, and “it has the right to carry out any act, whatever its form and content, espionage, terrorism, assassinations, alliance with international gangs…etc”, and “Farfur’s guilt is forgiven.” !!! As for the second feature, we will talk about it later in this article.
On March 29, 2021, that is, two days after the signing of the strategic partnership agreement between China and Iran, and four months before the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Institute for National Security Research in Tel Aviv issued a special report, written by Asaf Orion, under the title “Relationships Sino-Iranian strategic partnership limited guarantee, and recommendations to Israel.
The writer says: “The agreement includes Iran’s supplying China with oil and laurel for a period of 25 years, worth $400 billion. In return, China is making investments in Iranian infrastructure, in addition to cooperation in the fields of technology, intelligence and the military, and this indicates significant potential dangers to security.” The writer says, especially that “Israel” granted China a license to use the Haifa port for a period of ten years, starting from the first of September 2020, in addition to Chinese companies carrying out other infrastructure work in Israel, such as bridges and tunnels for public transportation. and others, in and between major cities. This, as we recall, annoyed the Trump administration, which asked “Israel” to limit Chinese economic activity in it, but “Israel” refused to do so.
The Israeli claim about the concern stems from the fact that Chinese companies operating in Israel have worked, or may work in Iran, and that the intelligence cooperation between China and Iran may be a means of leaking information to Iran about the Israeli infrastructure. These relations require, according to the author, a renewed calculation of risks and an enhancement of cooperation between “Israel” and the Gulf states, and most importantly, the strengthening of strategic cooperation with the United States.
The Israeli concern stems, as the writer says, from “cooperation between Iran and China, both economically and technologically,” which allows Iran to find an alternative in light of the US economic sanctions, and stems from international political cooperation, that is, diplomacy, which helps Iran get out of its isolation that America wants it for her, with the assertion that the Chinese position is opposed to Iranian nuclear armament, as is the Russian position. Orion added that “the greatest concern stems from the development of military relations in naval wars, especially about the development of anti-ship missiles, which threatens the Israeli naval forces in the Mediterranean and Red Seas, as well as the ships of the Gulf states and the American fleet in the region.”
From here, as the researcher concludes, comes the necessity of coordination and strengthening of Israel’s strategic relations with the United States and its Gulf states. This conclusion aims to create a state of common danger to “Israel”, America and the Arab Gulf states, and this requires the United States to sponsor Israeli-Gulf Arab cooperation to confront the “common danger”. This detail of the Israeli “concern”, while emphasizing that China and Russia oppose any Iranian nuclear armament, means that the real Israeli concern is not about the alleged Iranian military nuclear project, because China and Russia, in their strategic relations with Iran, ensure that they are not armed with nuclear weapons, and because Iran itself, In the words of its president, it says that it does not want to develop a military nuclear program.
Another concern for “Israel”, as stated in the report, stems from the triangle of Israeli-Chinese relations. America wants to force its allies and partners to reduce relations with China to a minimum, as part of the economic struggle between China and the United States. However, it is not in Israel’s interest to do so, just as it is not in its interest to reject the demands of its major ally America, so the strategic Chinese-Iranian relations come to form the common basis for cooperation between Israel and America.
Accordingly, the writer says that it is necessary to strengthen broad cooperation with the United States for the benefit of both parties. Here, it must be noted what the researcher at the National Security Research Institute in Tel Aviv proposes, which is that the United States should request Russia and China, given their strong relations with Iran, to activate pressure on Iran in order to soften its position in the nuclear negotiations in favor of the demands. Israeli. So, what the writer suggests is harnessing the American, Russian and Chinese international interests to serve the Israeli regional interests!! And when he deals with the Chinese economic relations with the Arab Gulf states, the writer sees, once again, the necessity of harnessing the Gulf Arab relations with China in order to put pressure on Iran, in the interest of “Israeli national security”!!
Through the war of ships in the Arabian Sea, during the past two years, Israel tried to create a state of tension between China and Iran, because this destabilizes the security of Chinese trade lines, but it failed to do so. In the past three years, we have witnessed naval maneuvers. Between China, Iran and Russia in the Indian Ocean, which increases the Israeli concern.
On the other hand, what happened?
At the end of September 2021, the Shanghai Organization declared Iran a full member.
In the same month, based on the Israeli recommendation, America asked China to reduce its import of Iranian oil so that this would put pressure on Iran to enter into nuclear negotiations again. China refused America’s request.
And on October 27, 2021, the “Israel Defense” website admitted that “China is the weak point of the Mossad,” in addition to the fact that the CIA has also failed, in recent years, in China, despite the internal reforms it made in order to focus efforts on China.
In addition, observers of the Afghan issue, with the admission of the United States, have noticed that America’s dreams of the results of withdrawal, with the “Taliban” taking control of power, and the transformation of Afghanistan into a new compound for ISIS and its sisters, have evaporated, because the joint efforts of Iran, Russia and China have thwarted the American plan to make Afghanistan is a source for exporting terrorism to its countries.
Recently, Iran and Syria joined the global Chinese project, the “Belt and Road”, the new Silk Road linking China with Europe, one of its branches passing through Iran and Syria. It serves the interests of all participating countries. As for the Russian-Syrian relations, they are historical and clear, and in recent years they have reached a level not reached in any previous period.
Two days before this writing, the Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, paid a historic visit to Moscow, accompanied by the Ministers of Economy, Finance and Foreign Affairs.