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The United States fears an increase in the military presence of Russia and China in the Middle East

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The US military fears an increase in the military presence of Russia and China in the Middle East. This was announced by General Kenneth F. Mackenzie, Commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM).


The general commented on the change in the situation in the Middle East, given the decrease in the American military presence in the region. In his opinion, Russia and China are striving to seize the place vacated after the United States. The general noted that by withdrawing troops from the Middle East, the United States risks allowing the strengthening of the military position of its geopolitical opponents.

(...) I think that as we adjust our position in the region, Russia and China will strive to fill the vacuum that has formed there

- declared the general.

Mackenzie paid special attention to the Persian Gulf region, since it is there, in his opinion, that Russia will increase its military influence by selling weapons and military equipment to Iran. China will also not miss the opportunity to supply weapons to the Iranian army, especially since Tehran is ready to buy both Russian and Chinese weapon... In addition, according to available data, China intends to establish a military base in the region.

Despite the change in positions, the United States must continue to remain a "priority partner" for the countries of the Middle East and prevent the military strengthening of Russia and China in the region, the general emphasized.
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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 24 May 2021 09: 28
    +4
    I think that as we adjust our position in the region, Russia and China will strive to fill the vacuum that has formed there

    Wherever the United States goes, a vacuum is created everywhere.
    1. NIKN
      NIKN 24 May 2021 09: 35
      +1
      It is necessary to be afraid in any place where the United States is included.
      1. d1975
        d1975 24 May 2021 11: 13
        +1
        Not a vacuum, but an uncontrollable chaos called democracy!
    2. Maz
      Maz 24 May 2021 11: 18
      +1
      Well, of course, there are Suad people with oil, a canal, paths to Europe from everywhere
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 24 May 2021 21: 45
        -1
        Americans judge everyone by themselves and believe that everyone is trying to grab everything the same way they do!
  2. cniza
    cniza 24 May 2021 09: 40
    +2
    China will also not miss the opportunity to supply weapons to the Iranian army, especially since Tehran is ready to purchase both Russian and Chinese weapons. In addition, according to available data, China intends to establish a military base in the region.


    And no one will ask you for sure ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 24 May 2021 10: 23
      0
      They were not called and even trying to die out, from there .... it's ordinary, yes.
      1. cniza
        cniza 24 May 2021 11: 57
        +2
        The United States is always announced without invitations, but it's time to stop this practice ...
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 24 May 2021 13: 46
          -1
          Not always and not everywhere we manage to move the minke whales .... anyway, let's go.
          1. cniza
            cniza 24 May 2021 15: 32
            +1
            I hope that for now, the main thing is not to rush ...
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 24 May 2021 09: 57
    +1
    It's time for us and the Chinese to keep a united squadron in the Persian Gulf! The enemies are simply forcing us to take such a step towards the Chinese.
    1. isv000
      isv000 24 May 2021 10: 18
      -1
      Can it be easier to sell more Bastions to the Persians? They themselves will block the entire gulf, and by concluding a military alliance with them, we will not have to spend money on maintaining the base, risk the lives of l / s, but simply receive cash and geopolitical beneficial benefits ... hi
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 24 May 2021 10: 28
        0
        Your option, of course, is better, let the Chinese protect their 500 billion investments themselves. Then we can walk with them in a safer place, around England, for example.
      2. d1975
        d1975 24 May 2021 11: 14
        -1
        Don't forget about Griboyedov! This is the East, and your rules do not apply there!
        1. isv000
          isv000 24 May 2021 11: 41
          +1
          God is with him, with the East. The main thing is to get an advance payment for the Bastions, and nobody canceled the self-liquidator in the system ... drinks
    2. frruc
      frruc 24 May 2021 15: 56
      0
      SHO! Now B. East?
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 24 May 2021 10: 22
    0
    One left, the next came .... like a normal, natural process.
  5. spectr
    spectr 24 May 2021 10: 44
    -2
    It seems that after the announcement of the withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan, "butting" began between opponents and supporters of the projection of force abroad.
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 24 May 2021 10: 56
    -1
    US military fears strengthening the military presence of Russia and China in the Middle East.
    And what's next, besides these "fears"? Will you go to war with Russia and China? laughing