CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 2016

The Search for Allies in The New U.S.-Iran Crisis

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Yulia Yuzik, The Moscow Times

The U.S. recently attacked Iran for assuming Iran had nuclear weapons, causing both sides to scramble to prepare for war. Amidst the recent crisis, one important question comes to mind: Who are the U.S. and Iran allying themselves with, and what benefits will these allies offer them? 

The Moscow Times had the chance to speak with the Ayatollah of Iran, as pictured, who has been working with his ministers nonstop to protect Iran amid this recent attack.

“Iran has allied itself with the Russian Federation in this crisis, who have sworn to stay by our side and provide us with resources,” said the Ayatollah. With Iran working  with the Russian Federation, who has the largest nuclear stockpile in the world, it is likely that Russia will help Iran expand its nuclear stockpile, whether or not one already exists. 

On the other side of the conflict, the delegate from Saudi Arabia declined to give many details, although he did confirm the U.S. has allied itself with the Saudis, saying, “I can confirm that Saudi Arabia has been working closely with the U.S. in this recent conflict with Iran,” This partnership with the Saudis will give the U.S. a strategic location in the Middle East from which to attack Iran, if future attacks are planned.

The partnerships created between these powerful countries immediately escalated the U.S.-Iran conflict into a potential global conflict. With these major partnerships being formed, there is no doubt that other countries will soon join in, likely most Western countries will support the U.S. and other Middle Eastern countries will join Iran.

No matter what the future may hold, one thing is for certain: A new, dangerous nuclear conflict has begun, one the world has feared for over 70 years.