Head of AGCIS at NCUSAR: The Iranian Geopolitics is a Serious Project of Expansion



In a conference held in Washington by National Council on US-Arab Relations, Arabian Gulf Centre for Iranian Studies participated upon an invitation to Mohammed Alsulami, Head of the Centre.
In his speech, Alsulami has shed light on the Iranian Geopolitical project in the region and its direct links with the Iranian Constitution.
In order to clarify the Status Quo in the region, Alsulami put an assumption that “if Canada or Mexico-for example become a revolutionary, theoretical countries and have the aim to use ethnic or religious minorities in the US for a bigger political project, how America will react?”
He added, “Yemen case is a crucial example of the previous case, where Iran has sent all types of weapons to Houthis.”
Head of AGCIS mentioned also that Iran has revolutionary principles that make one wonders about its illegitimate rights to interfere in other countries’ affairs and violate their safety and sovereignty. He continued, “The problem is not religious, the real problem is in the policy that takes on a sectarian nature.”
Alsulami stressed, “The crisis and disturbances in the region are clear evidence of the Khomeini legacy of Shiite Geopolitics that seeks general strategic policies drawn up by the Iranian regime’s decision makers, who are fully aware of the sectarian, historical, and pragmatic dimensions of this area.”
Alsulami also said, “The Iranian leadership has been working on a geographic expansion to promote Iranian interests in the targeted countries and to shape the so-called Shiite Crescent. This can be achieved through encouraging the Shiite minorities in the region to revolt against local governments by politicizing and militarizing Shias in countries like Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen.”
Alsulami proceeded, “The Shiite geopolitical strategy resulted from the Iranian leadership’s Fifth Improvement Plan of the year 2003 within the framework of the twenty-year pact, which aims to establish Iran as the major regional power by the year 2025. Furthermore, the 50-year plan of penetration will see Iran aspire for the full expansion of Shiites in the Arab and Islamic countries.”
Head of AGCIS asserted, “The close Iranian relationship with terrorist groups is not fiction or political speculation. Observing ISIS’ map of deployment since its inception, the terrorist group has been deployed in Iraqi Sunni provinces and cities such as Anbar, Ramadi, and Falluja.”
Pointing to IRGC, Alsulami expressed his concerns on their “role [IRGC] and its main corps, namely, the Quds Force and its problematic leader, Qassem Suleimani who roams in Syria and Iraq since establishing various Shiite militias.”
Alsulami continued, “The American Act of imposing sanctions on IRGC and economic blockade on its financial organizations inside Iran and abroad is an appropriate decision in current times in order to scale the military roles and interference of IRGC in the region and beyond.”
Alsulami concluded, “The key priority for the GCC countries’ and the region’s safety is to deter the Iranian behavior and that requires links to the nuclear deal, ballistic program, the interference in the affairs of other countries. Moreover, handcuff IRGC and its affiliated militias [through targeting the connected companies] as well as coping with terrorist organizations of mutual interests like ISIS.”

Editorial Team