What is the point of US sanctions on the Iranian drone program?
While the expulsion of US forces from West Asia has been a key Resistance Axis plan over the past two years, and the once large number of US military bases has declined with the exit from Afghanistan and the United States. Iraq from US forces, Washington announced new sanctions against organizations and figures aiding Iran’s drone program as part of its efforts to reinstall restrictions on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): While the expulsion of US forces from West Asia has been a key Resistance Axis plan over the past two years, and the once large number of US military bases has declined with the exit from Afghanistan and the United States. Iraq from US forces, Washington announced new sanctions against organizations and figures aiding Iran’s drone program as part of its efforts to reinstall restrictions on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
On Saturday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced new sanctions against a number of organizations and personalities, saying the White House will use whatever means are available to prevent the transfer of equipment and technology used in Iran’s industry. drones.
The move also comes as Iran hosted a major joint IRGC-military exercise last week using drones and defense capabilities. Soon after, Washington announced a joint drone exercise with Bahrain in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
Why is the United States afraid of the capabilities of Iranian drones?
Undoubtedly, the main reason for the imposition of new White House sanctions on Iran’s military defense capability is to prevent the development of the country’s deterrent capability. The acquisition of advanced military items technology has always been an important element in the efforts of world governments to protect their interests in the highly competitive international environment. In recent years, at the same time, there has been a move towards greater capabilities in long-range warfare that facilitate military actions without the need for costly personnel campaigns. In this area, state-of-the-art combat surveillance drones and supersonic missiles are a sanctuary.
In recent years, Iran has shown that it has a say in the missile and drone industry and related fields such as electronic warfare, advanced radar systems, and air defense systems. Tehran has to its credit a set of experiments in questioning US military capabilities using locally developed military technologies and installations. Iran is the only country in the new millennium that has taken tough military action against the largely hostile United States, including downing its high-tech stealth drone Global Hawk, launching missile strikes on U.S. military bases in the region and hacking the advanced RQ-170 drone and dropping it undamaged and decoding its data, and closely monitoring and filming the movement of the US Navy fleet, including aircraft carriers, through regional waters .
Iran’s drone and missile power has therefore been the main target of US sanctions in recent years for challenging US military capability and damaging the country’s military prestige on the international stage.
The United States and its regional partners, including the Israeli regime, are also deeply concerned about the transfer of drone and missile capabilities from Iran to other branches of the Resistance Axis, a bloc led by Iran and comprising Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. Today, Lebanese Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine, Ansarullah in Yemen, and resistance groups in Iraq and Syria have shown that only they have the power to challenge the dominant interests of Washington and Tel- Aviv. In Iraq, for example, attacks by anti-occupation forces destroyed the White House’s ability to maneuver and show military might to evade an Iraqi parliament law calling for the expulsion of foreign forces from the country. Israel’s May 11 war on Gaza, in which Hamas unprecedentedly shifted the balance of power with Tel Aviv through rocket strikes that left Israel’s Irone Dome air defense system exhausted and inoperable is another example of the influence of the Resistance’s military capacity. progress on developments in the occupied Palestinian territories despite all Western financial and military aid to the Israelis.
In the war in Yemen, the army and popular committees led by Ansarullah use advanced missile weapons and suicide drones to penetrate the millions of air defenses provided by the West and strike their targets.
From the perspective of US strategists, Tehran’s missiles and drones have been a key part of Iran’s rise to the region in recent years.
US presents pressure strategy with empty hands
The Biden administration seeks to demonstrate the continuation of the failed strategy of sanctions and economic pressure to limit Iran’s peaceful nuclear program. This strategy is adopted to justify the withdrawals and concessions demanded by Iran to relaunch nuclear talks amid criticism from Washington allies, the Israelis and Arab monarchies.
Iran, without a doubt, is one of the global drone titans that fully domesticates its program in accordance with its defense strategy and regional geography. With the end of the UN sanctions on arms against Iran, with this military technological advancement, Tehran does not only intend to be a big consumer of military products, as the Western media propagate, like the Arab monarchies, but also seeks markets for its military products.
With that in mind, it must be said that the US assertion to restrict Iran’s drone program is a hollow slogan to satisfy regional Washington allies who question the seriousness of the anti-Iranian pressure from the White House as the United States United are preparing to compromise with Iran. in the case of nuclear.