It’s still unclear how the Trump administration might “punish” New Delhi for non-stop trading with Tehran. In the case of Russia – also under sanctions – pressure is relentless. India has been encouraged not to buy S-400 air defense systems from Russia. The excuse is not exactly subtle; that would “complicate interoperability” with US forces and “limit … the degree with which the United States will feel comfortable in bringing additional technology” into India, according to House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas). New Delhi will announce its decision in October.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China, on June 9, will be the privileged arena to discuss all these issues. Russia, China, India and Pakistan, as full members, will be there, as well as Iran and Afghanistan as current observers and, inevitably, future members. It’s clear that fellow SCO/BRICS members China, Russia and India will refuse to isolate Iran. And there’s nothing the Indo-Pacific Command can do about it.
Will Trump declare war on Iran, as well as EU, India and other countries as they ignore Trump’s illegal cancellation of the Iran Agreement?
Will Trump have as his allies, despotic ‘best friends’ Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and other US friendly dictatorships around the world?
Fascism is rising, and fascists hang out plus ally with other fascists, as WWII proved. Japan, Italy and Germany were all led by fascists and they allied against everyone else to try and ‘take over’ the whole world, just as Trump is doing now.