Significance of Iran’s Escalation of Sectarian Polarization in the Region
It was noticed that the ruling coalition of the “House of the Leader”-the Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran has started to escalate sectarian disputes in the region. All indications point out that Iran is intent over the next stage to consolidate the Shiite-Sunni sectarian polarization to enhance Iran’s centrality for world Shiisim and achieve one of Iran’s most important objectives of its geopolitical vision in the region. To this end, the Iranian regime is keen on linking Sunnis with terrorism in the region. While Rouhani’s government continues its active diplomatic efforts to talk to the US and the West on all issues, the ruling coalition in Iran escalates the sectarian discourse and the organized attack against Saudi Arabia and some other countries in the region.