US cannot isolate Iran: Pak analyst
Islamabad, A senior Pakistani analyst says in the current global politics, isolation of Iran is impossible; however, Trump administration has been using geoeconomic strategy against Iran.
Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal in his article published in 'Pakistan Observer' said Trump Administration instead of engaging Iran to bolster nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East is determined to squeeze it economically.
He said the nuclear NonProliferation Treaty's credibility will be immensely undermined with the withdrawal of Iran. 'Iran's departure from NPT would be hugely damaging and stressing for the global nonproliferation.'
The analyst said the tension between the United States and Iran has risen since the former withdrew from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and imposed sanctions.
From May 8, 2018, Washington has been struggling to isolate Iran politically and strangle it economically. Last month, the United States blacklisted Iran's elite Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) and demanded that importers of the Iranian oil stop purchases by this month or face sanctions,' Dr. Jaspal noted.
He was of the view that in the current global politics, isolation of Iran is impossible; however, Trump administration has been using geoeconomic strategy against Iran.
It is a warning to penalize the business partners of Iran economically. In reality, it is challenging for many European and Asian states to end their bilateral trade with Iran ultimately, said the expert.
'The Trump administration decided not to renew the oil import waiver granted to several states that buy Tehran's oil to increase its economic pressure on Iran,' the analyst added.
He said the constant Washington threats and Europeans indecisiveness frustrates Iran.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA