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Analysts told Asharq Al-Awsat that the formation of a "Middle Eastern NATO" may take decades

July 15 2022

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With the United States seeking to create a new defense alliance in the Middle East to confront the threats, analysts believe that redrawing alliances in the region requires fundamental changes in US policy towards the region.

It is expected that US President Joe Biden, during his Middle East tour, will present ideas on building a unified defense system to counter the growing Iranian threat. Dr. Abdulaziz bin Saqr, head of the Jeddah-based Gulf Research Center, points out that "redrawing alliances in the region will be one of the most important goals of the US president's visit." In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, he added: "But these alliances will not be established without radical changes in US policy toward the region. Over the past decades, confusion, hesitation, lack of clarity and seriousness in US policy have contributed to the gradual collapse of regional alliances."

Bin Saqr attributed this “confusion” to “the gradual collapse of Washington’s alliances with regional countries, all of which have lost confidence in US policy and the credibility of US commitments. This goal will not be achieved without a tangible shift in the US position.

Commenting on what is being raised about the formation of a Middle Eastern NATO, the head of the Gulf Center explained that “the procedures for establishing NATO took decades to develop an effective security system that ensures the achievement of goals and the commitment of all parties to unified rules of conduct, and guarantees the security interests of all the parties to the organization. He pointed out that «establishing a similar project in the Middle East may require a long time and extensive efforts. The first challenge, after agreeing on the principle, is to unify the military doctrine and unify the nature of armaments and training, and there is the challenge of developing the decision-making mechanism in the organization, and other administrative, political, operational and logistical complexities.

However, if the formation of an alliance of this kind in the region succeeds, Bin Saqr believes that “the new security system will ensure security and stability on two levels: the first is the prohibition of the use of military force among the member states of the organization. The second is to unify the efforts of the member states of the organization to deter any aggression from an external party with collective military and security efforts.”

But will the "Middle East NATO" alliance prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, if it is formed? Bin Saqr answers by saying that “dealing with the Iranian nuclear file, especially the goal of preventing Iran from developing or acquiring nuclear weapons, is the collective responsibility of the international community, and is not considered a regional responsibility. So; The establishment of a regional collective security system will have limited impact on Iran’s nuclear path.”

in contrast; The head of the “Gulf Center” expects that “the Iranian regime will use the project to establish a (Middle Eastern NATO) to justify accelerating the nuclear program, given that the project targets Iranian national security and the containment of Iran.”

According to US statements, Biden's talks in his visit to the Middle East will include assistance in strengthening the air defense capabilities of the countries of the region, and exploring the idea of merging all these air defenses together so that there is more effective coverage to deal with the growing Iranian threat.

For his part, Dr. Fawaz Kaseb sees; He is a Saudi political and security analyst, that the return of the United States to the Middle East theater with this weight is clear evidence of a sudden change that was not in the political calculation of the White House.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat that "the policy of rapprochement pursued by the US administration with some Gulf states and Arab countries to increase security protection (...) is a political investment on an international level to neutralize Russia." He pointed out that if there is a desire to create a "Middle Eastern NATO", it will face many challenges, the most important of which is "the different military doctrines that have been trained and organized for several years, and therefore need to be restructured. This requires joint operational and tactical efforts. Kassib points out that "this alliance will have a positive moral impact on member states (...) and become a military force for deterrence."

Kassib agrees that "this alliance will not prevent Tehran from continuing to possess nuclear weapons, especially since it has reached advanced stages of enrichment."



 

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Formation of an Arab Nato requires that an Arab to fight and die for another Arab ...history has shown that the last time they did that was 1967 war which ended in disaster for them..ever since no Arab is willing to die for another Arab...case in point Palstinians die alone while other arabs look at their fight...feel sorry but do not take part..
 

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Formation of an Arab Nato requires that an Arab to fight and die for another Arab ...history has shown that the last time they did that was 1967 war which ended in disaster for them..ever since no Arab is willing to die for another Arab...case in point Palstinians die alone while other arabs look at their fight...feel sorry but do not take part..

You're speaking from displaced bias and ignorance..as you don't seem to know much about the Arabs.. also why did you jump the 1973 Ramadan war.. is it some sort of jealousy or trying to sooth your own wishful dreams..
 

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You're speaking from displaced bias and ignorance..as you don't seem to know much about the Arabs.. also why did you jump the 1973 Ramadan war.. is it some sort of jealousy or trying to sooth your own wishful dreams..
The 1973 war was Egypt alone to take back Sina..and They did a fantastic job of resoring Arab dignity by defeating Israel..Israel only escaped total defeat when US entered the war..I am not anti Arab.. but I speak my mind and you know what I say is true but can not admit...
 

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The 1973 war was Egypt alone to take back Sina..and They did a fantastic job of resoring Arab dignity by defeating Israel..Israel only escaped total defeat when US entered the war..I am not anti Arab.. but I speak my mind and you know what I say is true but can not admit...
Either you are too young or too ignorant of these facts to be talking about them..all this is true..but you just seem scared of the Arab unity..


Do your search..
 

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Either you are too young or too ignorant of these facts to be talking about them..all this is true..but you just seem scared of the Arab unity..


Do your search..
lol..Son I was 15 when 1967 war happened...you were not borne yet ...lining up military trucks do not make Arab unity...fighting alongside Syrians to liberate their land from ISIL, Israel or US would have shown Arab unity...Instead It Was the Persians who saved Syria and Iraq from US/Isreal proxy....keep your photos to yourself ..It does not impress any one but yourself..
 

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Funny thing about this article is the assumption that America must do all the leg work(radical changes, whatever they are) to form an Arab NATO. Why is America needed at all to create an Arab NATO. If Arabs were to truly unite and form a military alliance they wouldn't need American help at all.

This article just reinforces what everyone already know, the defense policy of the sand kingdoms is directed by Washington and that's because they can't protect their fake monarchies on their own.
Egypt has been calling out an Eu union based unity which extends to defense related cooperation as well since 2015. The article specifies that the alliance the US wants will not happen unless the US changes its policy and even if it did the alliance wont take place. Almost all arab states cleaned their hands off it and saudi did today
 

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lol..Son I was 15 when 1967 war happened...you were not borne yet ...lining up military trucks do not make Arab unity...fighting alongside Syrians to liberate their land from ISIL, Israel or US would have shown Arab unity...Instead It Was the Persians who saved Syria and Iraq from US/Isreal proxy....keep your photos to yourself ..It does not impress any one but yourself..
Excuse me russia and the US did all the damn work with isis in syria Iran was moving supplies to Hezbollah and giving excuse for israel to keep bombing syrian air defence systems. Iraq today suffers from persian militias after it singlehandedly eradicated isis in iraq. The same persian militias that tried assasinating Mustafa el Kazamy the iraqi prime minister. How is that help
 

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lol..Son I was 15 when 1967 war happened...you were not borne yet ...lining up military trucks do not make Arab unity...fighting alongside Syrians to liberate their land from ISIL, Israel or US would have shown Arab unity...Instead It Was the Persians who saved Syria and Iraq from US/Isreal proxy....keep your photos to yourself ..It does not impress any one but yourself..
Maybe you're too old with alzeimer disease to understand or even remember.. Iran was nowhere to see.. that says it all..

Arabs have been united all the time..We know how to play the political game very well and we know that scares the hell out of you.... Arabs are not like Iran, they are moderate Muslims and they have succeeded to rally the US, Russia and China among many others.. If you are not blind you could see the latest deals with the US are purely commercial and industrial..
 
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"Radical change in its policies to redraw region alliances" is a soft way of say "Backstabbing".

USA can't be trusted.

Since 2012 Hormuz strait tensions.
Since 2015 Iran Deal.

USA is pushing world towards WWIII.

They dont need Eurasia, and they are planning a first strike against Russia and China since then, using Iran as excuse.

American and European anti ICBM defense is completed.

USA is ready, they just need a excuse of dumbshit corrupt Eurasian vassals leaders.

Crude oil is running out and this way of making the things can not last 10 years more.
 

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