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Iran And Its Role In The Middle East

Iran is a country in the Middle East that was referred to at the beginning of the last century as Persia. It is bordered to the east by Pakistan and Afghanistan, by Turkmenistan, the Caspian Sea, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, and the west by Turkey and Iraq, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Its central location in Eurasia and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz give it great geostrategic importance.

In actuality, the Middle East region holds a critical position in the global system, leading one to believe that no other region in the world is as significant as this one. The Middle East's geopolitical dimension thus becomes apparent.

The significance of Iran's position in the Middle East is highlighted on the geopolitical map of that region. Iranian influence is spreading throughout several Arab nations, particularly those in the Gulf, and even Tehran directly meddles in regional events. One of the military leaders corroborated this by claiming that Iran currently controls four Arab capitals. Iran was also identified as a contributing factor to regional instability by the US government led by President Trump. As stated in its National Security Strategy, Iran is "committed to destabilizing areas, endanger Americans and our friends, and mercilessly oppress their people." The most crucial question in this regard is how the Middle East's geopolitical landscape will develop in light of these events, which point to changes in the region, and how the Arab nations, and the Gulf states in particular, will handle their domestic affairs in this challenging situation, which will have a significant long-term impact on the region.

The current Iranian regime has worked to destabilize security in the Middle East, by igniting conflicts in many Arab countries and by supporting various militias in different Arab countries, such as the Houthis in Yemen, the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq, and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Iran has resorted to establishing militias and foreign armies that work under its command, which enabled it to implement its plans in the Middle East, and these militias protect Iran from any aggression that may threaten the security of its land.

Before his death, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, announced that he had resorted to establishing six armies outside Iranian territory, and one of the most important functions of those armies is to defend Iran to ensure that it is not subjected to external attack so that these armies serve as a deterrent force for Iran. And those militias are the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces, the Jihad Movement, the regime forces in Syria (or the Syrian army), the Hamas movement in Palestine, and the Houthis in Yemen. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard has been credited with supporting efforts to establish these militias.

Nowadays We can say that each of the countries mentioned in the article suffers from either poverty, destruction, or a suffocating economic crisis, thanks to Iranian interventions!!!

Nobody can deny that Iran acquires the required capabilities, ancient aspiration, and strong will. Who allowed it to consolidate its growing influence in the Mena Region, particularly inside the four countries, "Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen"? However, many people are unaware that this expansion has brought Iran into conflict with the rest of the world, specifically with its Arab and Western neighbors. For the United States, the country that has influenced global decision-making for decades at least, accepting the volatile Iranian mood, which raises slogans of death to America, and when it sees itself cornered, it resorts to asking for negotiations with it, is difficult.

To open a new horizon, we must ask what will happen now, especially after the demonstrations and protests taking place in Iran. The internal demonstrations in Iran aim to change the Iranian regime. Of course, if these protests succeed in overthrowing this greedy regime, the regional balances will overturn, especially since the Iranian people are fed up. From his state's interference in the affairs of other countries. The reason lies in the fact that the Iranian Republic provides support to militias loyal to it outside the borders of Iran, while the Iranian people suffer from many problems, including poverty and widespread corruption in the country. The most important question remains, what will the new world order look like, and will the Iranian protests succeed in changing the regime internally?

Thus, Iran has exploited its geopolitical importance, to destabilize the security of the Middle East, to restore its dark past, and this impulsiveness has contributed to making it an unpopular country in the region.















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