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US-Iran war: China and Russia will aid Tehran’s retaliation on Trump, says conflict expert

IRAN’s plans for retaliation following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani will include China’s and Russia’s support according to conflict expert Dr Lydia Wilson who has predicted movement in that direction.

Speaking to Tom Swarbrick on LBC, Ms Wilson said: “Everything’s up for grabs at the moment.

“It’s going to be very very interesting to see how Iran chooses to respond to this.

“There’s many options available to them as I said, they’re not looking for full-scale confrontation with America.

“It’s absolutely not something they could win.

But they need to save face somehow. So they’re going to do something whether it’s against US military, diplomatic or commercial interests in Iraq, or in the region against allies. They’ll be some retaliation, I’m sure.”

She went on to estimate China and Russia’s potential involvement in any retaliation.

The host asked: “You’ve seen this access develop between Iran, Russia and China recently where they’ve been doing naval patrols togethers.

“I wonder if there’s a way in which there’s some way of trying to find leverage somewhere with China and Russia who are presumably going to come down on the side of the Iranians.”

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US-Iran war: China and Russia will aid Tehran’s retaliation on Trump, says conflict expert

IRAN’s plans for retaliation following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani will include China’s and Russia’s support according to conflict expert Dr Lydia Wilson who has predicted movement in that direction.

By CLAIRE ANDERSONPUBLISHED: 19:50, Fri, Jan 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 19:51, Fri, Jan 3, 2020

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World War 3 fears rocketed after the US military on Thursday killed Iran‘s second-most-powerful commander Qassem Soleimani as he travelled to Baghdad International Airport alongside anti-ISIS paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The US Department of Defense claimed General Soleimani had masterminded several attacks on US targets, causing the death of American civilians as well as military personnel through several years and was orchestrating further strikes. But Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “severe revenge awaits the criminals” behind the attack.

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Speaking to Tom Swarbrick on LBC, Ms Wilson said: “Everything’s up for grabs at the moment.

“It’s going to be very very interesting to see how Iran chooses to respond to this.

“There’s many options available to them as I said, they’re not looking for full-scale confrontation with America.

“It’s absolutely not something they could win.

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“But they need to save face somehow. So they’re going to do something whether it’s against US military, diplomatic or commercial interests in Iraq, or in the region against allies. They’ll be some retaliation, I’m sure.”

She went on to estimate China and Russia’s potential involvement in any retaliation.

The host asked: “You’ve seen this access develop between Iran, Russia and China recently where they’ve been doing naval patrols togethers.

“I wonder if there’s a way in which there’s some way of trying to find leverage somewhere with China and Russia who are presumably going to come down on the side of the Iranians.”

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Ms Wilson replied: “Soleimani himself of course was exceptionally close to Russia.

“So I’m sure we’ll see more movement in that direction, absolutely.”

Middle East analyst from London’s SOAS University Soraya Lennie has warned the type of war which could erupt from the attack.

Soraya Lennie told Euro News: “One would think that no-one wants war but we have seen of course in the past couple of years that there are certain state actors within the region who are really pushing the United States towards war and that reality has become closer with the election of Donald Trump and a lot closer with the killing of Qasem Soleimani.

“Given that Iran has really gambled on a nuclear accord that the US has walked away from and Trump has eroded a lot of the critical capital that the reformists had to try diplomacy in Iran, I really don’t see a lot of positive avenues left open to de-escalate this crisis.

“Iran cannot fight the US in a conventional war – it just cannot match the United States in terms of its military assets.

“However, what it does well, is asymmetrical warfare.

“Iran has spent many years — particularly since the 1979 revolution — building critical capital in states like Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, in places that the United States. No matter how much money, no matter what kind of fancy weapons it has — it just cannot build that critical capital on a ground level.

“Iran can draw on that. So if there is some kind of war, I don’t expect it necessarily to be a conventional war.”

source; express.co.uk

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