Rapprochement and Alienation of the Regional Powers Against the Backdrop of the Iranian Nuclear Deal

Abstract

In order to be able to discuss rapprochement and alienation, we need to define the main forces in the region concerned with the nuclear agreement, as the main powers are defined as countries that can influence the region’s balances and here we cannot go beyond: Turkey, Israel, the Arab Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the simultaneous American existence in the region. Which took upon itself the role of the state guarantor of security in the Gulf region instead of Britain in the early seventies of the twentieth century, and tried to maintain the stability of the region by maintaining a rough balance in military power between the two most powerful states in the Gulf, namely Iraq and Iran, in addition to another group of auxiliary policies to achieve their goals.