New Delhi, 21 June 2019

The sabotage of the two tankers belonged to Japan and Norway with a massive explosion in the Gulf of Oman on 13th June has scrutinised America more than it does Iran, Washington accuses Iran of the attack.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “the United States had the knowledge to demonstrate that the assault was done by Iran. Where he further added, ” the most recent in a progression of assaults affected by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its surrogates against American and unified interests.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Tweeted that the US military drone was inside the Iranian circle without permission.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said the US has shown itself not to be dependable or authentic in its tranquillity talks offer by proceeding to increase monetary endorses on his legislature, including authorizing Iran’s petrochemical industry. “We don’t accept at such the U.S. is looking for certified dealings with Iran; in light of the fact that real arrangements could never originate from an individual like Trump. Validity is extremely uncommon among U.S. authorities,” Khamenei tweeted.

Khamenei has also rejected Trump’s call to have a conversation on the current problems between the two nations stating it as a malicious attempt.

According to an expert on the Islamic states, Akhlaq A. Usmani, “Donald Trump is leading the people of the United States towards an unnecessary hassle. He must have been following the Zionist agenda against Palestine, Iran and Iraq. His attempts are clear, unauthorised possession of Jerusalem to Israel, affecting thousands of innocent people living in Palestine.

The US President Donal Trump has already cleared his view on Iran – to devastate the nation’s revenue, nullifying Iran’s oil export. This attempt has also to affect the importers of Iranian oil – China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey threatening those who wish to continue the purchase. This is not for the first time the Trump administration is after an Oil-rich country.

The United States is already been accused of ruining Venezuela’s economic and seizing  Venezuela’s oil resources worth $7 billion affecting the country’s democratically elected president Nicolas Maduro from using the country’s own wealth for saving the nation’s economy. These US sanctions have devastated financial assents crushing the economy due to dropping in oil costs, resistance harm, defilement and terrible government approaches. A joint yearly report on mortality in Venezuela in 2018 by three Venezuelan universities found that U.S. authorizations were to a great extent in charge of in any event 40,000 extra passings that year.  The Venezuela Pharmaceutical Association detailed an 85% lack of fundamental medications in 2018. Regardless of whether in Iran or in Venezuela or one of the countries under the of U.S. sanctions.

President of Venezuela struggling against US sanctions to protect the countrymen from hunger and tragedy.

The US sanctions have also affected worldwide oil costs in 2018 which otherwise ought to have prompted in any event a little bounce back in Venezuela’s economy and progressively sufficient imports of food and drug. Rather, US Sanctions kept Venezuela from moving over its obligations and denied the oil business of money for parts, fixes and new speculation, prompting a much more emotional fall in oil creation than in the earlier long stretches of low oil costs and financial dejection. The oil business gives 95% of Venezuela’s remote income, so by choking its oil industry and cutting Venezuela off from global getting, the authorizations have typically – and deliberately – caught the general population of Venezuela in a savage financial descending winding, causing a decline of 16.7% of the economy in 2018

According to some experts, the U.S. sanctions against Iran are ruthless. Especially, the U.S. sanctions against Iranian banks like Parsian Bank, Iran’s biggest non-state-possessed bank, make it about difficult to process instalments for imported merchandise, and that incorporates nourishment and prescription. The subsequent lack of meds is certain to cause a large number of preventable deaths in Iran, and the unfortunate casualties will be on common individuals.

Iran’s economy shrunk by 4.9 per cent between March 2018 and March 2019, slipping further into subsidence as lessening oil sends out because of the U.S. approvals are denying the Islamic Republic of its financial help—oil incomes. After the U.S. finished all authorization waivers for Iran’s oil clients on May 2, Iran’s unrefined petroleum fares dropped essentially in May this year contrasted with April and dove by in excess of 2 million bpd off their 2.5-million-bpd top in April 2018, just before the U.S. pulled back from the Iran atomic arrangement and moved to re-force endorses on Iran’s oil industry.

Oil pay is a basic piece of Iran’s state incomes and the diving rough fares are devastating the economy

U.S. authorities state that authorizations will profit the general population of Venezuela and Iran by pushing them to ascend and oust their administrations. Since the utilization of military power, upsets and undercover activities to topple outside governments have proven catastrophic in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, Honduras,   Ukraine and Yemen, utilizing the predominant position of the United States.

Trump threatens Iran, hinting an upcoming storm

There are possibly three reasons for Trump’s sanction policy, as expressed by experts.

  • Trump wants to create Islamophobia around the world which he is trying to do in the States to keep up his political agenda sound.
  • It is a speculation that Trump is not likely to be re-elected in the elections next year, hence attempts to showcase himself a powerful leader.
  • Creating the world back to bi-polar to attempt taking over maximum control, might following someone else’s propaganda.

US’ frequent policy change on Iran is becoming a major challenge to the South Asia region. For Trump administration, it seems quite easy to alter the USA’s foreign policy within short terms such as its withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris accord, the deal to reconsider the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, the well-known trade war with China and many more. Sanctions on Iran have also affected India where India is the world’s third-largest oil consumer and requires more than 80 per cent of its oil needs through imports where Iran was its third largest supplier after Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Mohit Srivastava 

Global Desk, Diplomacytoday.in 

1 COMMENT

  1. This article reflects clearly the geopolitical strategies used by the USA to control the energy and other resources.

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