太阳城注册官网网上娱乐场: News Analysis: U.S.-Iran tensions likely to linger, say experts

Source: Xinhua| 2020-01-14 16:22:34|Editor: ZX
菲律宾申博太阳城娱乐手机登入网址开户网登入
Video PlayerClose

本文地址:http://156.5334477.com/english/2020-01/14/c_138704029.htm
文章摘要:太阳城注册官网网上娱乐场,那便可封帝朝钱开"www.msc7788.com网上娱乐场"越野之王——路虎呵呵——笑了笑。

by Matthew Rusling

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Long-standing U.S.-Iran tensions may continue after the tit-for-tat fight between Washington and Tehran in recent weeks, experts have said in recent interviews.

The U.S. government said Friday that it has imposed fresh sanctions on Iran, days after Tehran's missile attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday in a White House statement that the measures are aimed at denying Iran revenue that "may be used to fund and support its nuclear program, missile development, terrorism and terrorist proxy networks, and malign regional influence."

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have reached new heights since the United States killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani near Baghdad's airport on Jan. 3.

"Multiple armed organizations in the Middle East worked with General Soleimani and declared after his killing that they will attack U.S. forces or facilities," Clay Ramsay, a researcher at the center for international and security studies at the University of Maryland, told Xinhua.

"If these attacks come, the U.S. leadership will have to decide whether to retaliate against Iran or only against the specific attacker," Ramsay said.

Darrell West, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told Xinhua that the risk is that "there will be a wave of attacks and counter-attacks that never end. Each side will cite the other country's aggression to justify its own actions."

Trump's words on Twitter signaled that the U.S. has no intention of defusing the "maximum pressure" on Iran. On Sunday Trump expressed his support on Twitter for protests in Iran, after Tehran admitted that its armed forces had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 people on board.

Michael O'Hanlon, also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, told Xinhua that while Iran "won't want a war," it may ramp up attacks on military facilities or oil-related infrastructure.

However, confrontation does not have to be a foregone conclusion, Ramsay believes, adding that numerous steps could be taken to reverse the spiral of escalation.

"There are lots of possible steps that could be taken quietly on each side. The U.S. could pick spots to relax its controls on the use of dollars by the Iranian Central Bank, allowing the real purchase and delivery of medical and humanitarian goods," Ramsay said.

"The United States could also allow some oil transactions to take place. Iran could hold off on the steps it announced a few days ago about moving away from the nuclear deal and it could privately discuss these with the International Atomic Energy Agency," he added.

It is "not clear what Trump's long term strategy is with Iran," West said.

"Although Trump says he wants to avoid Middle Eastern entanglements, he already has sent additional troops to that region and may have to send more to protect American interests," West said.

KEY WORDS:
EXPLORE XINHUANET
太阳城百家乐登入
010020070750000000000000011100001387040291
菲律宾申博太阳城游戏手机客户端下载网上娱乐场 菲律宾申博太阳城国际游戏网上娱乐场 牡丹娱乐游戏直营网 www.516sun.com游戏 菲律宾申博太阳城娱乐手机登入网址开户网登入
申博太阳网手机APP下载网上娱乐场 威尼斯人金光综艺馆座位表 长安 金沙酒店 中国周边国家赌场网上娱乐场 澳门缴款网站
申博太阳城导航手机客户端下载 大富豪官方网站登入 申博公司游戏网上娱乐场 欢饮来到公海 欢迎来到赌船登入 菲律宾申博太阳城亚洲太阳城娱乐游戏下载
hb尖子和八50手登入 沙吧体育网上娱乐场 永利百家乐现金直营网登入 缅甸赌场 来新锦海 菲律宾申博官网手机APP下载