That Iran dreams about and works to act as the policeman of the Gulf is up to Tehran. But that the West, led by US, would allow it to be so depends on their mutual interests with Iran. What Washington and Tehran, its new friend in the region, are not aware of is that the Gulf area pre-Operation Decisive Storm is different to what it is following this, and the sole real policeman are the countries of the region whose coalition has proved rational, realistic and logical. The ten-strong coalition does not seek wars as much as it aspires to achieving stability and security in the region by preventing foreign intervention in its internal affairs. Only Operation Decisive Storm will be there to carry out the tasks of the policeman in the Gulf, without allowing Iran to act so.