Iranian researcher Hossein Royoran said that Iran, by opening a naval military base on the Strait of Hormuz, sends a message that summoning Israel to the region through normalization with the UAE and Bahrain violates the existing equations.
The researcher specializing in regional and strategic issues added – in an interview to the episode (9/24/2020) of the “Beyond the News” program – that Iran affirms, by displaying its strength, that it will not tolerate the issue of its security and sovereignty.
Royoran explained that the naval base carries an important message; It is that Iran will not give up the defense of its regional waters and security, and will try to build the sites of the naval force in the face of the dangers surrounding it.
The new naval base is located – according to the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Major General Hossein Salami – at a point that is the most important of all from a strategic point of view, with regard to defense and offensive affairs in the Gulf waters and the Strait of Hormuz.
The opening of the base – according to the commander of the Revolutionary Guard – is a quantum leap in the field of carrying out combat operations, reconnaissance and defense operations in the Gulf waters, stressing that the aim of its establishment is to fully control the movements of ships in the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
The opening of the new naval base of the Revolutionary Guards comes a day after the commander of its naval forces, Ali Reza Tangsiri, revealed that the Revolutionary Guards had spotted the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, and its combat group at the weekend, before entering the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf waters. Tangsiri did not forget to emphasize on this occasion what he called the ability of the Revolutionary Guard to monitor all maritime movements in the region with its drones.
But Matthew Brodsky, an expert in the Security Studies Group, and advisor to the peace team in the administration of US President Donald Trump; He saw that the timing of Iran’s disclosure of the naval base is remarkable, as it comes after Tehran recently conducted naval military maneuvers, and the United States and the Emirates also conducted military maneuvers, in addition to the Emirati-Israeli normalization agreement, stressing that Iran sends messages to the UAE, Israel and the United States.
For his part, writer and political analyst Omar Ayasrah did not rule out a show of force from both sides. The United States of America brings an aircraft carrier to the region, and Iran responds by announcing a naval military base.
Ayasrah confirmed that Iran sends a message to the normalizing countries with Israel, and a message to Trump, who is trying to tighten sanctions against Tehran, considering that the deeper message is that it can show its strength time after time despite the blockade, sanctions and threats.
And the expert in the Security Studies Group, Matthew Brodsky, returned to reduce the importance of Al Qaeda, which he described as not exceptional, considering that its importance stems only from its location, but it does not pose a real threat to America or its allies. Brodsky added that Iran feels the increase in US pressure on it, making it an isolated country.
The writer and political analyst Omar Ayasrah considered that what is happening in the region is “irrational”, whether normalization with Israel and bringing it to the region, in addition to the military escalation between the United States and Iran, matters that may lead the region to a stage of abyss.