Since the 1979 Iranian revolution that involved the CIA and other members of the United Nations in apparently manipulating people in the highest echelons of Iran, the relationship between the western world and the Middle Eastern country had dwindled to more catastrophic situations. When it started its Nuclear Programme, Iran claimed that it was for medical and power-generation purposes. However, the western world sanctioned them for their actions.
However, just this weekend, the news tells us that the United States, along with the UN, had struck a deal with the long-time prodigal country. I exchange for partial relief from sanctions, Iran must dismantle some of its Uranium and ultimately stop getting more low-enriched Uranium for their programme.
Call me paranoid, but I think this has something to do with the Syrian war.
The two year civil war is now facing a new enemy as tethering peace talks between rebels and the regime are gaining pace and are becoming productive. However, al-Qaeda-tied rebels and groups are taking a chance for a power-grab in the area.
Iran is a close ally of the Syrian regime and if the United States and western countries have control of Iran, giving them a partial sanction, they could use their forces in clearing out al-Qaeda-tied groups and advance their own interests in Syria.
The first attempt of the western world was to control the Syrian rebels, but because of repeated vetos from Russia and China, the western world needed something else, someone in the area, but not inside the conflict, to help advance their interests.
Well, that’s no surprise at all, if you’d ask me. But then, these are just my two cents.