Jask port, with its geopolitical location in the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Oman Sea, is of strategic importance for Iran in terms of energy security, economy, and military.
The divided Gulf region is witnessing new shifts in its approaches towards Türkiye and Iran with the emergence of post-COVID-19 economic implications and a weaker US military presence.
Iran will continue evading sanctions as long as it does not have other viable options to further its interests.
Iran’s brand of Shiism, size, population, and conduct in the Arab states, has historically influenced UAE’s strategic thinking.
The seizure was intended to be a timely offensive in Iran's attempt to raise tension in the Gulf.
Considering the latest military activities in the region, is the US in preparation for an attack on the Iranian-backed militia groups, particularly the Kataib Hezbollah, as claimed?
Iran has been trying to scare the US and make it take a step back by increasing the tensions, which results in exposing the US to a common risk, such as war.
Iran, Russia and China started a joint military exercise in the Gulf of Oman and the northern area of the Indian Ocean on 27 December, which is scheduled to last for 4 days.
Trump’s maximum pressure policy is working but apparently not to the advantage of regional and global peace and stability.
As tensions between the Trump administration and the Islamic Republic of Iran remain high there is legitimate concern regarding the Levant’s security.