Facing Trump Administration, Iran Shows Fear And Military Self-Restraint, Halts Provocations, Threats, And Incitement — While Boosting Morale At Home And Delegating The Bulk Of Conflict To Its Proxies
By: A. Savyon and Yigal Carmon* (MEMRI- Introduction
Since the establishment of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, which is known to be against Iran’s revolutionary regime, Iran has faced a new reality. On the one hand, the U.S. is acting to organize the Gulf countries and Arab countries into an arrangement that Arab media have dubbed an “Arab NATO” which is aimed against Iran. On the other hand, Iran senses that despite the Iran-Russia cooperation in recent years and in various areas, Russia is abandoning it for its other vital interests, such as an understanding with the U.S. in order to advance the lifting of the sanctions against it, and an understanding with Turkey as its top regional partner.
These developments have given rise in Tehran to a sense that it is besieged and under an emerging existential threat, in light of the crystallization of a comprehensive U.S.-Russia-Arab (including Israel) front against the Iranian revolutionary regime.
This report will review the overall Iranian reaction to this new situation: The Iranian Response To The New Developments
Iran’s response to these new developments is characterized by fear of U.S. activity against its regime, as can be seen in several areas: https://www.memri.org/reports/facing-trump-administration-iran-shows-fear-exercises-military-self-restraint-halts