Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Sep. 29 Oil prices on the international markets would shoot up to $400 a barrel if an attack were to be carried out on Iran, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander warned, Persian-language websites reported on Thursday. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Sep. 29 Oil prices on the international markets would shoot up to $400 a barrel if an attack were to be carried out on Iran, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander warned, Persian-language websites reported on Thursday.
Brigadier General Hassan Abbasi, who heads the Centre for Research on Security Without Borders Doctrines, speaking in the town of Karaj, said that until now negotiations with the Islamic Republic over its suspected nuclear weapons program were carried out in the framework of one of three doctrines; Carrot and Stick, Good Cop, Bad Cop, and Trigger Mechanism.
Abbasi described the Wests latest doctrine vis-à-vis Irans sensitive nuclear work as the Chicken Strategy, where both parties follow a collision course at such fast speeds until one side eventually backs off.
This is the first time when the strategic balance between both sides is equal and Irans strategic stance is no longer from a position of weakness, Abbasi said.
The Revolutionary Guards General criticised Tehrans previous policy of allowing international monitors to inspect a number of Irans nuclear facilities as well as suspending uranium enrichment activities. Abbasi warned that such a weak policy had run the risk of the enemy defeating a country of 70 million people.
Given the Wests new doctrine against Iran, our countrys officials must resist to the last moment, Abbasi insisted, adding that they must make use of the countrys geo-strategic position and economic advantages, such as its immense oil reserves, so as to never back down from their stance.
All of this is at a time when the Wests problem is simply a shaky economy dependent on oil.
During last years evaluations of various theoretical outcomes, we reached the conclusion that in the event of an oil sales embargo on Iran the price of oil would reach 110 dollars and in the case of a military attack on Iran its price would reach 400 dollars. Therefore, knowing the Wests strategic knowledge of this matter, the oil sanction and military attack options against Iran are just a bluff.
The senior Revolutionary Guards commander summed up by stating that Irans international nuclear stand-off had not reached an unmanageable crisis point and that Tehran had to continue its offensive.