Iranian soldiers take part in a military exercise earlier this month in southern Iran. Photo: Handout via EPA
Iranian soldiers take part in a military exercise earlier this month in southern Iran. Photo: Handout via EPA
Middle East

As China draws focus, ‘unreliable’ US leaves Middle East allies fast losing faith in security guarantees against Iran

  • Gulf Arab monarchies in particular have begun to question US commitments to the region amid Washington’s growing determination to counteract China
  • Analysts say the US’s ‘credibility problem’ stems from a long series of disappointments - with the messy pull-out from Afghanistan only the most recent

Topic |   Middle East
Iranian soldiers take part in a military exercise earlier this month in southern Iran. Photo: Handout via EPA
Iranian soldiers take part in a military exercise earlier this month in southern Iran. Photo: Handout via EPA
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