Zachovat si tvář v Perském zálivu

PRINCETON – Západ a Írán hrají nebezpečnou hru. V posledních deseti dnech Írán pohrozil, že uzavře Hormuzský průliv, a varoval Spojené státy, aby zpět do Perského zálivu nevysílaly letadlovou loď. Jak se dalo očekávat, USA odpověděly, že jejich letadlové lodi mohou a budou hlídkovat všude, kde je to nezbytné k posílení svobodné plavby. Nato Írán ohlásil, že v průlivu uskuteční námořní cvičení.

Při hře „na zbabělce“ se proti sobě plnou rychlostí rozjedou dvě auta; buď jeden „vyměkne“ a strhne volant, anebo se při srážce promění v ohnivou kouli. Vlády po celém světě nemohou jen nečinně přihlížet a sledovat, jak se tato hra odvíjí na klíčové energetické spojnici světa. Je načase, aby do věci vstoupily třetí strany a zprostředkovaly řešení, která Íránu umožní zachovat si tvář a zároveň výrazně a věrohodně snížit své zásoby obohaceného uranu.

Írán může a nemusí plánovat, že se dopracuje až výrobě jaderné zbraně. Nicméně zcela zřetelně porušuje své závazky plynoucí ze Smlouvy o nešíření jaderných zbraní, jak stanovila Mezinárodní agentura pro atomovou energii, pověřená dohledem nad úmluvou. Íránská neposlušnost destabilizuje celý Střední východ, což má vážné dopady na globální bezpečnost.

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