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Why does the United States need anti-Iranian missile defense facilities in Poland and Romania if Iran returns to the deal: naive questions and a simple proposal

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The US is considering options for returning to the so-called "nuclear deal" with Iran. At the same time, statements are heard from Washington that the original deal needs to be revised, since it does not take into account the "missile component".

At one time, Israel paid attention to the active development of Iranian technologies for the production of missiles of various ranges, and therefore the authorities of this country welcomed the decision of the Trump administration to withdraw the United States from a comprehensive agreement with Tehran.

A few days ago, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that Iran is ready to return to the deal on one condition: if the United States lifts all anti-Iranian sanctions. The Ayatollah has not yet commented on this statement in Washington. At the same time, the United States notes that "Iran needs to be convinced" to abandon not only the creation of a nuclear weapons, but also from the further development of the rocket industry.

If we imagine that the United States will indeed return to a deal with Iran, and Tehran will agree to fulfill the conditions, then the question arises about the advisability of finding American elements of anti-missile defense (ABM) in Poland and Romania. We are talking about positional areas in the Polish Redzikov and the Romanian Deveselu.

It should be recalled that from the very beginning of the implementation of projects to deploy missile defense elements in Eastern Europe, the United States authorities monotonously repeated one thing: "This is definitely not against Russia, but as a defense against Iran." In Russia, they doubted American sincerity about this, to put it mildly. However, by and large, nothing depended on Russian doubts. Facilities in Poland and Romania emerged, and the US continued to claim that they represented "a reliable remedy against possible Iranian attacks on Europe."

At the same time, Moscow has repeatedly noted that US facilities that have appeared in eastern Europe can easily be transformed from anti-missile into shock ones.

So, assuming that Joe Biden (or rather, those who stand behind this man named by the American president) are going to return the United States to the deal with Iran, then the question of the mentioned US missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe should definitely be raised. First, further statements by the Pentagon that "these objects are against Iran" will look frankly cynical. Secondly, then, in relations with Tehran, it is necessary to sharpen the questions about what kind of deal is it, in which the United States will continue to view your state as a source of threat to Europe? Why "anti-Iranian" missile defense facilities if Iran returns to the deal and, accordingly, undertakes to abide by its terms? Naive questions ... But there is, as they say, a simple sentence.

If today's Russian authorities are constantly complaining that “Mikhail Gorbachev was once deceived by not providing written guarantees that NATO would not expand eastward,” then it’s time to demonstrate that our country is still learning from mistakes. The option in this case may be as follows: if the United States is going to promote new requirements for signing the treaty, then Russia, as one of the countries that was involved in the preparation of the initial text of the agreement, also needs to come out with the initiative. This initiative is the introduction of a clause on the dismantling of missile defense systems in Poland and Romania and the refusal to build similar facilities in other countries of the region. And if not about dismantling, then about the admission of Russian observers, so that every day they make sure that everything at these facilities is now, so to speak, "environmentally friendly" in military terms.

They will not want to disassemble completely, let them dismantle the antennas and rocket launchers, and organize a garden of "American-Iranian friendship" on the territory ...

The argument is simple: Iran returns the deal, refuses nuclear missile development, then the facilities in Redzikov and Deveselu lose their meaning. If they “do not lose their meaning,” then this becomes direct evidence that the United States intended and is going to use them against Russia, including as a potential strike force.

Any refusal by the United States to include this clause in the treaty will testify to anti-Russian intentions, which, as they say, are obvious in words, but what is needed is documentary evidence. So that not like Gorbachev's ...

In case of refusal to dismantle the facilities in Redzikovo and Deveselu, Russia will have a reinforced concrete right to respond from a wide variety of positions, including military-technical ones, taking into account an outright threat to Russian security. And even if it is symmetrical ...
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  1. Grandfather
    Grandfather 24 March 2021 10: 11
    +3
    the impression is that the states "floated", I do not know whether this is good or bad, rather bad, there is no uncertainty worse. a dummy can, of course, but these two elephants (cons. and dem.) in their china shop, along the way, can return the World to Zero. absolutely.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 24 March 2021 10: 15
      +6
      "This is definitely not against Russia, but as a defense against Iran."
      An idiotic statement! And everything is exactly the opposite!
      1. Machito
        Machito 24 March 2021 10: 30
        +9
        Missiles in Poland and Romania are set against Iran and North Korea. In Kaliningrad, land-based Iskanders and naval gauges, Zircons, Onyxes on Karakurt protect our exclave from Iran and the DPRK. For full protection from the rogue countries of Iran and the DPRK, Russia needs to deploy cruise and ballistic missiles in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
        I wonder if Psaki has a sister? If there is, then she urgently needs to be hired to work in the press service of our Foreign Ministry.
      2. Mouse
        Mouse 24 March 2021 10: 32
        +5
        They will declare that against China, and also the DPRK on the agenda ... they do not care who to appoint the enemy at this moment ... yes
        1. novel66
          novel66 24 March 2021 11: 15
          +4
          yes, China is already scary to declare the enemy, because they can be lol Vasya hi
          1. Mouse
            Mouse 24 March 2021 11: 20
            +3
            Novel! hi
            As practice shows...
            The palm of superiority of the enemy by the states is awarded depending on the moment .... wink
      3. WHAT IS
        WHAT IS 24 March 2021 10: 43
        +6
        Quote: Uncle Lee
        "This is definitely not against Russia, but as a defense against Iran."
        An idiotic statement! And everything is exactly the opposite!

        It was immediately clear to everyone.
    2. Alien From
      Alien From 24 March 2021 11: 46
      +3
      They can, but not today. Come tomorrow, to the deceased climber's hotel ... wassat
  2. yehat2
    yehat2 24 March 2021 10: 19
    +3
    In case of refusal to dismantle the facilities in Redzikovo and Deveselu, Russia will have a reinforced concrete right to respond from a wide variety of positions.


    The United States has been eliminated hundreds of times in such situations. They will say that they still do not trust Iran, that Zauli, sometimes distracted from dancing, are also developing missiles, that Assad has gone mad for the fourth time after 3 attempts to choke everyone with chlorine and that missiles are waiting for him, or they will remind of North Korea or Hezbollah hands missiles which could accidentally miss Israel and fly into Europe.
    They have a million such excuses. and they sneezed at all.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 24 March 2021 22: 58
      0
      Yes, the States have already said long ago that this is a missile defense system against us.
      As soon as we flew from the Crimea.
      The author of the article apparently missed this point. hi
  3. rocket757
    rocket757 24 March 2021 10: 35
    +2
    Why does the United States need anti-Iranian missile defense facilities in Poland and Romania if Iran returns to the deal: naive questions and a simple proposal
    ... Just a question ... and Iran is against geyropa, what is against it AT ALL ???
    Shoy then they did not express anything like that, they did not threaten, and indeed they agreed and adhered to the agreements !!! Until the minke whales got in, they ruined everything.
  4. Skay
    Skay 24 March 2021 10: 56
    +4
    Already in some shaggy year, the feasibility study of these objects in Redzikov and Deveselu was carried out. We came to the conclusion that their most logical purpose is the first strike at the bases of the Black Sea and Baltic fleets of Russia.
  5. Basarev
    Basarev 24 March 2021 22: 18
    0
    It's simple: there is no trust in Iran. And if Russia behaves in a civilized manner and observes the rules of the game, then Iran is a pure monkey with a grenade. Therefore, missile defense in Europe is necessary as a safety element. It is impossible in any case to follow Iran's lead, to yield to it ... Iran must clearly understand that it does not deserve anything, and even more so it has no right to demand anything there and set counter conditions. The great powers are already doing him a favor that they condescend to negotiate. Although it would be easier and cheaper to bomb this nest of obscurantism.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 24 March 2021 23: 04
      -1
      Iran must clearly understand that it does not deserve anything, and even more so it has no right to demand something there and set counter conditions. The great powers are already doing him a favor that they condescend to negotiate. Although it would be easier and cheaper to bomb this nest of obscurantism.

      Where are you from such Arseny?
      For a minute, the 08.08.08/XNUMX/XNUMX war was to protect Iran from a US attack.
      https://iz.ru/news/339916
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 24 March 2021 23: 56
        0
        Well, in vain. The United States should have been allowed to unwind Iran. To make it clear to the entire Islamized East: to encroach on the interests of respectable gentlemen is more dear to them. Ponty does not pay off in a world where only a few countries have full-fledged sovereignty, because they can defend it. There is a third world rule: if you cannot protect what belongs to you, then it does not belong to you.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 25 March 2021 12: 08
          0
          The entire Middle East and our policy with the Saudis are based on Iran.
          Syria would no longer exist. Assad resisted because the Shiites and Iran supported him.
          An oil pipeline from the KSA and a gas pipeline from Qatar would pass through the territory of Syria. For this, the overthrow of Assad was conceived - he refused when he was offered to participate in the project.
          The plan was cheap supplies via Turkey to cut off Russia with its gas and oil pipelines.
          Their presence provides a certain dependence of Europe - there is something to lose and nowhere to take an equally cheap one in return. This is not a sale of the people's property, but a check / counterbalance system.
          And Russia would have received an "iron curtain".
          Thanks in large part to Iran, this plan did not work.
          In Syria on earth, many of their people are at war.
          And this saves the lives of our soldiers.
          Iran has never sponsored terrorists on our territory.
          So you are very shortsighted. You shouldn't be like that. hi
          1. Basarev
            Basarev 25 March 2021 12: 38
            0
            The displacement of Russian oil and gas is a blessing, because since their own, the Kremlin cannot stop the raw material needle, so the Western can, and this is precisely what is objectively good for the country.
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 25 March 2021 12: 45
              0
              Once again, especially for you.
              When there is interdependence, there is something to lose. And there is a greater chance that addicts will not make sudden movements. Therefore, the States howl about the EU's dependence on the Russian Federation.
              The example of China and the United States will help you.
              From the "raw material needle" funds are taken to the National Welfare Fund. Since under EBN everything was wasted - this is not happening now.
              The Iron Curtain will not be good for the country.
              Look around how many idiots we have who cannot just sit at home in a pandemic.
              Therefore, this will be one of the ways to build up the internal situation by reducing the living standards of the population.
              I'm talking about what I'm good at. hi
              If you have any questions, re-read my posts so that I do not duplicate them.
              ZY I read yours. Therefore, I am writing to you. hi
          2. Sergey Sfiedu
            Sergey Sfiedu 27 March 2021 21: 21
            0
            An oil pipeline from the KSA and a gas pipeline from Qatar would pass through the territory of Syria.

            How long can you post this nonsense. Qatar, an ally of Iran and Turkey, will have a desire to build a gas pipeline past Syria. But the Qataris invested in LNG, and they paid off.