Decisive Storm stopped Iranian expansionism, say analysts

Decisive Storm stopped Iranian expansionism, say analysts
Updated 05 April 2015

Decisive Storm stopped Iranian expansionism, say analysts

Decisive Storm stopped Iranian expansionism, say analysts

Iran remains the major cause of instability and sedition in the region, political analysts and strategists told local media.
According to them, Iran has been actively exporting its revolution since 1979. It has created proxies in different fields in every Islamic country.
In spite of attempts and efforts by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to coexist with Iran, the latter continued to wage overt and covert war and constantly meddled in the internal affairs of Arab countries, such as Yemen, Iraq and Syria.
Iran dreams of becoming a superpower but its narrow outlook and sectarian agenda will not help it achieve that goal, they said.
“Since Khomeini came to power, Iran has planned to export the (Iranian-style) revolution by forming militias in Arab and Islamic countries with a view to reinstating the lost Persian Empire,” said Anwar Ishqi, head of the Jeddah-based Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies.
“The Iranians believe that this plan is not attainable unless they reach the Mediterranean Coast and have control of the Bab Al-Mandab Strait,” he said.
“They have tried to destabilize the situation in the Middle East and practically succeeded in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Iraq,” he said. “However, Iranian expansionism has been put in check by the strict policies adopted by countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan and other GCC states.”
Abdullah Al-Luhaidan, professor of political science at King Saud University, said there is no doubt about Iran’s involvement in the current instability in the region.
“The Iranians managed to create proxies in every Islamic country through the provision of funds and media support for the spread of Shiism, followed by political activity when they have enough number,” he said. “Iran creates allies in a certain country and then cultivates journalists to advance their nefarious cause. This was clearly seen in Lebanon, through Hezbollah, and in Iraq.”