One should note that several decisions made by President Trump, such as withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Paris Climate Agreement and the nuclear agreement with Iran (JCPOA), opening NAFTA for renegotiation, putting negotiations regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on hold and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has led to deep differences of opinion between the U.
Like the Saudis, this leads Egypt to team up with Israel and the Emirates and gives an unconditional backing to Western hegemony in international politics.
In December 2017, Turkey reacted strongly against Trump’s decision of accepting Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
While Saudi Arabia, the United States and Israel have been joining their efforts and perspectives in dealing with the crisis, Jordan chose not to stay on the table anymore.
regional allies, the Israel-Gulf bloc’s demands toward breaking Iran’s regional influence and the rigidity of U.
If the Trump administration does not succeed in forging a broad coalition willing to isolate Iran, a handful of European allies and Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt in the region, as part of an anti-Iran front, will only support its new Iran strategy.
As it is mostly believed, Trump’s Israel policy is not a construction of the U.
In such a scenario, countries like Turkey, Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia would feel the pressure that may be caused from Iran’s expansionist policies.
Israel’s massacre of over 50 unarmed Palestinians at the fences separating Gaza from Israel and the rest of Palestine has been the top matter on Turkey’s agenda over the past week.
The President’s strong critique of the nuclear deal is now coupled with the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s “intelligence coup” last week that seems to give Trump further political cover, though it is doubtful he really needed it.
The United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia are the leading countries that see Iran as a major threat to stability in the Middle East.
Secondly, Egypt constitutes a major ally with regards to the security of Israel.
Another group which Mohammad bin Salman visited was the Israeli lobby in the U.
The most it expects to achieve is to hand the Assad regime the perfect control over the entire country so that it can have its proxy power to trouble its long time regional rivals such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, and if circumstances dictate, Turkey.
As of now the Middle East military balance tends to incline towards a two-sided power struggle where Turkey, Qatar, Egypt and Iran are closing on the Russian partnership and Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are deepening their cooperation with the United States.