Immediately after the birth of a new President in Iran, retaliation exchanges with the United States continue. On June 27, The U.S. President Joe Biden issued an airstrike order to a group of Iranian militias in the Iraq-Syria border. According to the Pentagon, it attacked facilities involved in the drone attack on the United States. Iran is quickly embarking on retaliation using a group of militias under its control.(Photo quoted from Yahoo’s image)


Although there are skirmishes, one of the most important attacks is a rocket artillery attack on a U.S. military base near the Omar oil field. It is one of the largest oil fields in Syria, where oil resources are scarce, as Kurdish troops and the U.S. military jointly recapture it from the Islamic State. During the pre-Trump administration, U.S. oil companies began operations, and President Assad has been repulsed. Iran has shown its ability to attack this most important base. Most recently, it was reported that two rockets landed near the U.S. embassy inside the "Green Zone" in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on the 8th. Both are compositions that show that the weaknesses of the US military can be created at any time.


Immediately after the new President Raishi took office, President Biden added a twist to his anti-American tendencies and plots. Former President Trump, who was tough against Iran from beginning to end, killed the then commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps' foreign operations unit "Godos (meaning Jerusalem)", Qasem Soleimani, at the end of his administration. Mr. Trump explained that he had obtained "significant information" enough to embark on the killing of Mr. Soleimani, and the author also teamed up with Commander Muhandis, a militia force under his control, from Kurdish sources to change the political situation in Iraq. I heard the information that he planned to wake up.


There is no doubt that Iran has crossed the line. The big legacy of the former Trump administration has shown to the world that Iran will not be able to retaliate, even if it ends up being tampered with by a big man like Qasem Soleimani. President Biden will take over this legacy and quietly respond to Iran's provocation with airstrikes. It differs from the Trump administration in that it leaves room for it. However, President Biden has no choice but to retaliate as he did during the Trump era, as President Raishi has closed the door to dialogue.


The provocation of the Iranian militia seems to have the intention of diverting the anti-Iranian militia sentiment of the Iraqi people by eliciting the provocation of the U.S. side. After the airstrike on the 27th of last month, Iraqi Prime Minister Kadimi accused the U.S. military of acting as a "breach of sovereignty," and many Iraqi people were also anti-American. 


Since two years ago, Iraq has been protesting against the corrupt government and militias supported by Iran, which is nestling within the government. For Iran, which treats Iraq as a client state, the situation that shakes its sphere of influence continues to this day. A skirmish between Iranian militias and the U.S. military will raise the voice of Iran, not only the militias but also behind them.


The U.S. military has finally withdrawn from Afghanistan. Of course, it is difficult to increase the number of people to Iraq and Syria, so it will be necessary to rely on local allies. The new US partner in the Middle East is the Kurdish forces. The Kurdish forces are also in an unstable position. In particular, the Kurdish forces in Syria are sandwiched between the Turkish and Assad regimes and are not legally guaranteed their status as in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Iran's provocation has also resulted in increased U.S.-Kurdish interdependence.


Roni Namo

An ethnic writer living in Tokyo. Since he encountered the Kurdish problem while attending college, he has continued to cover and analyze political movements of ethnic minorities, mainly Kurds. He was taught Kurdish (Kurdish) by the Kurds and is probably the only Japanese who can use Kurdish. In July of last year he completed the translation of a Japanese novel into Kurdish (unpublished). Currently focusing on learning Arabic. He has also learned Persian and Turkish. He is training to become a multilingual journalist.