Hostility Brews up in Middle East - Iran and Saudi Conflict Taking a New Form-Solution
The cold war in Gulf region seems to have started with the controversial issues to form GCC security pact for destructing strong hold of Iran backed Hezbollah outfit. Saudi Arab has threatened Iran not to go ahead with gun powder to destroy civilians and national properties in Riyadh. Iran is a hardcore enemy to Saudi Arab. Two countries are brandishing draggers in anger. The hostility in Gulf region must be stopped to end the new cold war.
Background of Iran and Saudi Arab Conflict- Difference in Ideologies and Religious Sentiments
Mistrust, ambiguity, hypocrisy and myth are all negative components which can jeopardize the bilateral rapport. Iran and Saudi Arab are boosting up hostility.
The religious issues, extreme dependency on America, and distortion of Islamic scriptures are some of geopolitical issues for triggering violence.
Saudi Arab nestles different religious sentiment which is not replica to that of Iran. In spite of honoring same God (Allah), both Islamic brothers have different scriptures to dictate.
Saudi Arab is a reticent or conservative Sunni supporter with Wahhabi ideology.
Iran is a Shia based Islamic country.
These two major Islamic nations in Gulf have wide difference in conception, belief, and ideologies.
Saudi Arab has the intimacy with Western communities whereas Shia population in Iran prefers abstinence from the occidental culture. This conviction matters much when senior political leaders, big bosses and think tanks sit for chalking out plans to regulate the nations. The color of religious profiling and vandalism with chauvinistic flavor is always gorgeous to affect people.
The Shia and Sunni conflict has made these two big brothers in Gulf more inimical with suppressed hostility to redefine cold war in Middle East.
Saudi will not let Iran go unhurt if Riyadh has to swallow insult and humiliation. The soil of Saudi Arab has been radiant in pool of blood due to destructive gun fire and bomb explosion. ISIS militants and Hezbollah have tried to burn houses of civilians and kill children in the streets. This barbaric massacre has no definition.
Saudi Arab has executed Nimr al-Nimr, a respected Shia cleric for paralyzing the militancy outfits controlled by Shia. This beheading episode has been criticized. Even Obama has urged for cool patience and humanity.
Fluctuation in Bilateral Relationship
The fluctuation in the relationship between Riyadh and Tehran became visible. After the terrific gulf war in 1990, Iran showcased leniency with softness to treat Saudi Arab. The relationship seemed to be sweetened up with the visit of President Ahmadinejad to Saudi Arab to meet King Abdullah.
Both Islamic nations cried for more friendship, and solidarity in valuing their own religious mindsets with broadmindedness reducing the hostility. There was fair conversation between two leaders to overtake the awkward crisis.
However, the waxing period in diplomatic relationship seemed to wane in 2011 because of the support of Tehran to deploy military force to Syria.
Rebels in Syria were killed and terminated by hand launchers and light machine guns.
Assad was powered by Tehran to demolish rebels. It made the bilateral relationship caustic.
Iran is not a conservative Islamic country. Ayatollah Khomeini didn’t indulge monarchy. His modernized mindset disturbed Riyadh which has reticent and traditional faith without breaking the conventional legacies.
So, the extreme conservatism in ideology made it almost a Mammoth task for Riyadh to negotiate with Tehran.
Mixed Impact of Iraq Iran War
Iraq and Iran war produced a mixed impact on Middle East. Iran decided to be an independent manufacturer to craft nuclear propelled chemical weapons to kill enemies. America backed up Tehran to set up nuclear weapon manufacturing factories. Research labs were upgraded by recruiting talented scientists. Chemical weapons, nuclear warheads and devastating missiles were test fired surreptitiously.
EvenAmericaattended thebiological and chemicalweapon conventions to enable Tehranto hand craftballistic missiles, surface to surface launchers , andlittle chemicalbombs for mass destructions. This nuclear activity of Tehran irritated Saudi King who closed the doors for further discussion with top brass of Iran.
White House lifted the embargo to energize Tehran to invest trillion dollars for upgrading nuclear warheads to smash the targeted areas in Peninsula Gulf region.
Tension in benign stage took the form of malignant outgrowth to force Riyadh to call other GCC nations to join Arab Spring.
Hezbollah in Lebanon is controlling large area to wipe out Jews. Iran is a playback singer with lot of tricks and strategies to fuel up Hezbollah extremists.
In Syria, the role of Tehran is not appreciable because of supporting Assad to control the rebels. Riyadh placed a new proposal to GCC convention to construct an allied military force which will participate in cleansing operation to keep Tehran under control.
Shia is getting lot of aids and weapons from Iran to attack people in Saudi Arab. Iran must not play hide and seek policy with Riyadh.
Conflict over Oil Reserves
Iran and Saudi Arab are both stronger as oil exporters. They have many underground oil reserves to supply crude oil to foreign nations. However, Saudi Arab needs to modify the prices of oil to become a stable oil exporter in the market. Iran has opposed it as this country is opting for higher prices to collect more revenues to tackle poverty and to remove unemployment problem. It is also a cause of tension or conflict to nurture the embedded resentment once again. Two countries have taken different routes for reinforcing their positions in Middle East.
The recent visit of American President to Riyadh can add a new colorant to brush up the worsened relationship between Riyadh and Tehran. However, furnace which was heated up has not cooled down.
Obama’s suggestion for compromise with Tehran has made the situation gruesome. American President wants peace but Tehran must not be over indulged to father tension.
The conflict can’t be ended within 24 hours. Strategic diplomacy is needed to bring peace to Middle East. Fire of jingoism, hatred and vengeance set Riyadh and Tehran on funerals ablaze.
Rounds of peaceful conversations and eagerness to understand feelings of each other will quicken the process of peace restoration in Middle East.
The execution of 47 convicts including a Shia cleric is the sign of ugly façade of cold war. This barbarism must be buried underground to make the world great.