"The United States could create an organization similar to the North Atlantic Alliance in the Middle East. It will be targeted against the Islamic Republic of Iran and will indirectly pose a threat to Russia since Tehran is our ally in the fight against international terrorism," he suggested.Perendzhiev pointed out that such a move would not come as a surprise since Trump was critical of Iran during the election campaign, suggesting that his administration could repeal the nuclear deal.
The analyst further argued that a "Middle Eastern NATO" would have "aggressive goals" towards Iran.
"We are not speaking about covert operations. [The new alliance] could launch a large-scale military campaign and the United States apparently wants to use proxies to conduct it," he said. "If the fight against Iran is more important to Trump than the fight against international terrorism, then his policies are unlikely to differ from the ones carried out by his predecessors."