IT is not strange that Tel Aviv interferes in the crises of the Gulf region. It tried to portray Tehran as the most powerful element in the region. It attempted to establish that Saudi Arabia is seeking to kick off dialogue with Iran after the series of terrorist attacks launched by the Mullah regime either directly or via agents targeting oil tankers and oil facilities in the Arabian Sea and in Saudi Arabia.
When Pakistan denied the report published in an Israeli newspaper which claimed that the Pakistani Prime Minister had conveyed a message from Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman to the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, it destroyed the bright image with which Israel tried to portray Iran.
It is a known fact that both Iran and Israel are partners in the project that aims at the destruction of the region.
Everybody knows quite well that the Persian project is not limited to political expansion but it actually aims at changing the cultural identity of the entire region by converting the citizens into followers of the Shiite doctrine.
The 40-year struggle with Iran was never based on interests but because of this devastating project that could lead to the kickoff of a 1,000-year war.
Therefore, any initiative to start a dialogue between GCC countries and Iran can never ignore the need to force Iran to abandon its current political strategy for good.
Since 1979, neither Saudi Arabia nor any other Gulf country had attacked Iran directly or indirectly. They never formed terrorist and militant groups to confront the Mullah regime as seen in some Arab countries.
On the other hand, Iran launched several terrorist attacks against Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. Iran established spy cells in the Gulf countries, and tried to incite some communities in the Gulf societies against the governing bodies.
However, the Gulf countries have always adopted the attitude of good reaction, insisting that the Gulf is like a lake that cannot be transformed into a minefield by any party that is seeking expansion and relying on old-fashioned ideology which is no longer suitable for the cultural, political and social nature of the region.
Hence, Pakistan’s denial of the alleged Israeli report brings things back on the right track, and Iran has to prove its intentions by openly declaring that it abandoned its expansion project, dissolved the terrorist and militant groups and spy and mercenary cells in the region.
Iran must stop the attacks targeting Arab countries. Being stubborn and exchanging roles between Tel Aviv and Tehran will not bring any good results.
It is said that a wise man does not fall in the same hole twice. What if the hole contains snakes and it sends a poisonous snake every day to bite the GCC countries?
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times