Pressure can work on the Iranian Regime. There has been, for more than a decade, a curious line of argument that pressure upon Iran is counterproductive
The toxic propaganda he conveniently promulgated via American social and mainstream media undermined democracy in the US and was detrimental to the welfare of the Iranian people. He deceitfully presented to the American media a beaming façade for Islamofascism.
Mullahs' cheat-and-retreat may will no longer work. The Khomeinist system is going through its deepest crisis with widespread corruption, administrative ineptitude and internecine feuds weakening its claim of legitimacy against a background of growing popular dissent. It is time to declare the JCPOA dead and buried.
President Trump’s deft plan of exiting from the JCPOA, which had been touted as a successful foreign policy coup by supporters of the accord, exposed the real face of the terrorist leaders of the Islamic Republic, who, on the basis of this accord, had taken liberties to expand their support for regional terrorism. Trump’s action revealed and destroyed covert plans to escalate tensions in various areas.
It is always quite a sight to observe certain think tanks welcoming Zarif to the United States with such fanfare. And when is the last time an American journalist made the smooth-talking diplomat at least a little uncomfortable during an interview?
It is quite possible that the Iranian regime considers its provocations a prelude to another nuclear negotiation. The regime obviously want to escape from the box that they are in, and Trump shouldn’t let it.
It is on the eve of the 39th anniversary of the Shah's passing that the Islamic regime in Iran more than ever feels the shadow of the Pahlavis on its weary body, particularly, when it has no confidence in its own being.