The Middle East region remains very problematic for the US, which needs to put pressure on Iran there, and at the same time squeeze Russia out.
This was told by a leading researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Boris Dolgov, in a comment to the Federal News Agency.
According to him, we can not exclude that Trump still keeps his word, but it is hard to believe in it. At the same time, he stressed that Washington, in order to correct the hasty decisions of the president, could even decide on brutal provocations, which would be the rationale for revising plans for the withdrawal of troops.
“The withdrawal of Americans from Syria is no more than an illusion, because the tasks they have set in the region have not yet been implemented, which means they will do everything to fulfill them,” the expert believes, calling Trump’s statement a “political game.”
History still does not know any precedents when the United States voluntarily refused to intervene in the affairs of another country, he noted. He also recalled the infrastructure built in the SAR, the price of which was billions of dollars: “About twenty military bases with airfields and, according to some sources, even with air defense systems. It is hard to imagine that it will be closed or handed to third forces. ”
“For the United States, this is a fight against key geopolitical enemies that also figure in the Middle East. Naturally, the US is trying to get rid of the Iranian authorities. Moreover, they need to oust the Russian Federation from the Middle East, ”the expert concluded.