The US sides with Israel against Iran

Stop Washington's stance on the Iranian attack against Israel that began a short while ago. “Iran has begun an air strike against Israel. President Biden is regularly updated on the situation by his national security team,” the White House said, before adding: “President Biden has been clear: Our support for Israel's security is unyielding. The United States will stand with the people of Israel and support their defense against these threats from Iran.” In particular, a meeting is expected shortly between Joe Biden himself (who has just returned to Washington), the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, and the director of national intelligence, Avril Haines. We recall that, in the last few hours, the United States had sent the Dwight Eisenhower aircraft carrier towards Israel as a signal of deterrence against Iran: this aircraft carrier, according to CNN, could carry out assistance activities for the Israeli defense. “The United Kingdom will continue to defend the security of Israel and that of all our regional partners, including Jordan and Iraq,” said British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who called the Iranian attack “reckless”.

Clearly the situation is evolving and we will need to understand how this attack will unfold. In addition to drone waves, will Iran use ballistic missiles? Furthermore, what will the network of paramilitary and terrorist groups that gravitate around the Khomeini regime do? While waiting to better understand the situation, a first effect of the Iranian attack seems to have been that of a decisive rapprochement between Washington and Jerusalem. Furthermore, it is not excluded that a rapprochement could also take place between Israel and the Arab countries: starting with those Saudis who, despite a recent process of détente with the ayatollahs, continue to fear Tehran and its political-nuclear ambitions. From this point of view, Jordan's position is significant. Another unknown concerns the possible – and very probable – Israeli counter-reaction. Will the Jewish state react directly against Tehran? Or will it target a close ally of the ayatollahs, such as the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad?