US; more tiger paper than ever
Tehran, The US these days is spending, the most prolific, but hollowest period of its show of power on the international stage.
The huge cost of Donald Trump's policy making in the world has left the United States a paper tiger more than ever.
Recent statements by Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the United States show clear realities about the country, which seems to be more evident these days, except for Trump himself.
Lavrov recently highlighted a key point in the Russia Summit on Foreign Affairs and Defense, which, analysts say, is the key to deciphering the growing trend for US interventionist behavior around the world.
According to Russia's foreign minister, the US is now the most powerful country, but its influence has diminished around the world. According to Lavrov, the increasing pressure from the United States on other countries is due to a diminished influence of the country.
** The US and the declining authority
Acceptance of the decline of authority and influence for the Americans who enjoy the various dimensions of power in various fields of political, economic, military, cultural, cyber, space, etc. which considers itself in the position of hegemony is hard and unacceptable.
The use of force and dominance to advance international purposes is different from 'authority' and 'influence' as a power of consent and legitimacy. America still has a multifaceted power, but its credibility, influence and authority are shrinking.
The country, which, rose from the ruins left from the Second World War and of course the collapse of the Soviet Union in the latter part of the second millennium, considered itself an undisputed power in the international arena, with the start of the third millennium as a result of unilateralism, witnessed decline of its authority.
The declining trend of American credibility and international influence in recent years, especially after Trump came into power, has grown dramatically. The adoption of illogical policy and actions out of international norms by the President of the United States, obedience to the conservative extremist groups and the play in the court of Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has accelerated as the catalyst the decline of American authority; a process that has sparked a lot of concern for US policy makers and strategists.
** Divergence from America from West to East
Today, the United States is witnessing clear examples of a decline in its authority in the international arena. Trump's widespread effort to persuade Europe to abandon JCPOA has not led to Washington's favorable outcome.
Also, Washington's serious focus on bringing other countries to double pressure on Tehran has not realized Trump's demand. However, the United States has incurred a lot of costs due to the unilateral withdrawal from the international agreement and the mounting pressure on Iran.
Unilateralism has exacerbated the divide between Europe and the United States in an allout and maximum pressure on Iran. Europe has more and more depicted the weakening of US international position over the course of its efforts to maintain the nuclear accord and to create a mechanism to circumvent sanctions.
Meanwhile, putting pressure on other countries to offset this decline in influence is on Washington's agenda. These pressures may cost more to the United States. The recent move by Washington to place the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist group and exerting pressure on other countries for similar action is among these kinds of costs for the US, which will have the opposite effect.
For example, the Foreign Minister of Japan has made it clear that his country does not follow the US policy on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. The British Foreign Office spokesman also rejected the US appeals for compliance with the country, saying that Washington's decision to name the IRGC is on its own.
Nevertheless, the United States continued efforts to reconstruct its lost credibility and authority is going nowhere. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently announced the senators' request for tougher sanctions against Iran and said, 'We will continue to exert pressure on Iran so that the people of Iran will achieve what they deserve.'
Tweets of Iranian Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a while ago are indicative of the fact that such costs in the region do not lead to the desired results of the United States. Zarif wrote, 'When it comes to conflict in our region, money is not matter. Donald Trump acknowledged that the United States has spent $ 7 trillion in West Asia and only made things worse. '
Trump acknowledged this when he was forced to visit the US military base in Iraq last month during a 'secret' trip. ' Pretty sad when you spend $7 trillion in the Middle East, and going in has to be under this massive cover with planes all over and all of the greatest equipment in the world, and you do everything to get in safely,' he said.
The secret trip to Iraq was a message of weakness by the world's claiming hegemony. Meanwhile, a month later, the President of the Republic of Iran traveled to Iraq on a public and visible journey with authority and dignity.
This situation is also visible in other countries and regions of the world. Egypt, as one of the most accompanying countries with the United States, has recently withdrawn from 'Arab NATO' contrary to Washington's demand; the mechanism created by Trump to counter Iran's authority in the region has failed to make many Arab countries on the American path.
The recent remarks by North Korean leader Kim Jongun, addressed to the United States, are another example of a defeat of America under the management of Trump to direct the transformation of East Asia. Trump, who was trying to engage and negotiate with the North Korean leader as the winner, was recently addressed by Kim, 'We are waiting until the end of this year to get Americans to make their own decision. What they have to do is change their current thinking and come to us with a new approach. '
There are plenty of examples and the United States was not to see these facts. Today, claiming hegemonic power is more paper tiger than ever, facing serious challenges and obstacles in implementing its models and plans in the regions and countries of the world; the barriers that the use of force and pressure to resolve It, on the other hand, strikes the United States and Trump himself.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA