In a shocking development, the US and Iran have announced that they are forming a joint coalition to oppose Israel’s aggression in Gaza. The two countries, which have been at odds for decades over nuclear and regional issues, said that they have decided to put aside their differences and work together for the sake of peace and justice in the Middle East.
“We have realized that our common enemy is Israel, which has been violating the human rights and dignity of the Palestinian people for too long,” said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Ankara, Turkey. “We have agreed to cooperate on diplomatic, economic, and military fronts to pressure Israel to stop its attacks and end the occupation of Gaza.”
Blinken added that the US was also suspending its sanctions on Iran and resuming the negotiations on the 2015 nuclear deal, which former President Donald Trump withdrew from in 2018. He said that the US recognized Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear energy and praised its role in fighting terrorism and extremism in the region.
Amir-Abdollahian, for his part, expressed his gratitude to the US for its change of policy and its support for the Palestinian cause. He said that Iran was ready to work with the US and other countries to achieve a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based on the principle of a two-state solution and the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of both states.
The announcement of the US-Iran alliance has stunned the world, especially Israel, which has been relying on the US as its main ally and protector. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been leading a fierce military campaign against Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza, denounced the move as a “betrayal” and a “dangerous mistake”.