DUSHANBE, December 4, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- “The war of West with Iran is inevitable.  Economic crisis of Western countries requires this because only a new war may stimulate development of the economies of Western countries and the world’s economy as a whole,” Tajik political scientist Rustam Haidarov told Asia-Plus in an interview.

Under the situation that has emerged around Iran, just a pretext is needed to unleash the war against Iran and West will create this pretext as it did before regarding Iraq.  “The Iraqi regime was accused of having chemical weapon but later it turned out that Iraq does not have chemical weapon.  Americas admitted that themselves,” Haidarov noted.

“The same scenario is now used against Iran,” the expert stressed.

He is sure that the Sunni Muslim countries would not support Iran because they were interested in weakening of Shi’ite Iran as a result of that war.  “Iran’s army that has technologically obsolete armaments is not able to withstand any army of West,” the political scientist said.

According to him, most likely missile strikes will begin war on Iran and the next phase will include ground operations.

“Iran will scarcely win this war by bare religious fanaticism,” said Haidrov, “Under the concept of ‘managed chaos,’ a number of small states should appear on the territory of Iran, for example Kurdistan and so forth.”

“No one country throughout the world will be able to stand up for Iran in the upcoming military and political conflict.  Countries sympathizing with Iran will just be able to express their protest against the next aggression of Western coalition.  Iran and its political elite have started confrontation with West themselves.  The moment of truth has come for Iranians,” the expert said.

We will recall that Western powers suspect that Iran is masking a weapons drive under the guise of a civilian atomic program, while Tehran insists its nuclear program has no military aims.

Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News on October 25 cited Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, or IISS, in London as saying that if Iran acquires a nuclear weapon, there will be war.

Fitzpatrick said that the West rejects a nuclear Iran is not because it thinks Tehran would actually use a nuclear weapon but because the Western world cannot be sure that the nuclear weapon would stay in Iran and “not go into the hands of terrorists.”  “I don''t think any government in Iran would purposely give a nuclear weapon to terrorist groups, but one cannot be sure ... through some mistake or some individual,” he said. “I think actually if it gets to the point of having a nuclear weapon, there will be a war.”