U.S. To Expand Greater Middle East Project To Caucasus In Bid To Weaken Russia And China: Expert
February 23, 2012
US targeted at destabilizing situation in South Caucasus – Polish expert
Destabilization of the South Caucasus is within U.S. plans and will be realized through the American Greater Middle East project, Polish expert Mateusz Piskorski told Armenian News-NEWS.am. According to him, it will be more real if the ruling regime in Syria falls.
“After the regime falls, a real war will be launched. Syria is the key partner of Iran in the region and Iran’s position will be weakened if Syria’s authorities fall. Furthermore, the events will be reflected into the South Caucasus,” the expert said.
According to him, behind all this is Washington’s desire to weaken Russia and then China. The Greater Middle East project will allow the U.S. to achieve geo-political advantages and increase its influence in Central Asia, rich in hydrocarbons.
Asked how the ‘victim’ states should resist Washington against the background of the escalating situation around Iran and the intensifying situation in Syria, the expert stressed that Iran is better to get the support of Russia and China and explain to Europe that Iran’s weakening counteracts Europe’s interests.
As for the South Caucasus, including Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, those states should decrease the political and economic influence of the U.S., as well trying to settle their conflicts by themselves and not through mediators, the expert concluded.