Iran seeks to attract the Middle East or its part to Russia’s side, – Ashour, professor of military studies

The Arab countries know about the war in Ukraine, their attitude towards it is different. Mainly because there is some antagonism towards the United States. Omar Ashour, professor of military studies, head of the department of strategic investigations at the Arab Center for Studies and Political Studies, noted this in an interview with FREEDOM.

“Here, part of the Russian propaganda about the anti-Western idea that this is all a Western conspiracy worked. That it was all developed by the CIA,” Ashour comments.

As for Iran, this state, according to the expert, is both a tactical and a strategic ally of the Russian Federation.

“They were almost on the same line, despite some differences on the same front in Syria. And it looks like Iran is seeking to bring the Middle East, or part of the Middle East, to Russia’s side,” Ashour said.

Speaking about a different part of the Middle East, the expert noted that Israel could do a lot, but does not want to, mainly because of the hard power of Russia.

“There is a strategic calculation here in terms of de-escalating the situation in the region, I think that Israel is trying to keep it,” Omar Ashour believes.

Russian arms procurement from Iran and North Korea heralds an increasing convergence of military and diplomatic interests between Moscow and two countries regarded as international pariahs. Amid renewed accusations from Washington that Russia is attempting to procure large amounts of artillery ammunition from Pyongyang, on top of the missiles and kamikaze and other drones it has already bought from Iran, Moscow’s arms procurement blitz has flagged up the mounting logistical problems in Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine.