"The attacks by Pakistan harbored insurgents against Iran on 13 FEB 19 and against India, on 14 FEB 19 were partially tied to the U.S. not sanctioning Iranian port development of Chabahar. India and Iran are developing the Iranian port with U.S. approval. Iran is also permitted to construct a railway line from Chabahar port to Afghanistan, and for shipments to Afghanistan of nonsanctionable good, like food and medicines. This rail line will allow NATO to pressure Pakistan through its economy. Unfortunately, Saudi stepped into the vacuum on 17 FEB 19 using 20 billion to negotiate with the Pakistan Sunni state to ensure it has earned leverage on Turkey and on the possible future use or exchange on Pakistan nuclear arsenal. "
Lt Col. Sargis Sangari is a retired US Army Colonel who saw extensive combat in the Mid East as a Special Operations Forces soldier and who, after retirement, continues to advise the fledgling Assyrian Christian Army in Iraq known as Dwekh Nawsha with his military expertise.
Area of Expertise:
Military strategy, Middle East Foreign Policy, Assyrians in Iraq & Syria.
US Army Lt. Col. (ret.) Sargis Sangari with six years of combat deployment in the Mid East