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.
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.
Regime apologists who have taken “exile” in the West claim that President Trump is an impediment to diplomacy between the US and the Islamic Republic. Khamenei claims negotiations with the US is forbidden by the Quran. How to be Iranian is this bewilderment?
For many years, the Islamic Republic used its nuclear program as leverage to frighten world powers into negotiating for sanctions relief. The regime no longer has that leverage. Therefore, having the upper hand over the mullahs, the US should speak from a position of strength, and not apologetically rush back to a flawed deal.
Obama wanted his Iran deal at all costs, and those costs were high. The reality is that Trump did not unconventionally reneged on the Iran deal; the deal failed on its own. It failed because it was not enacted in good faith.
President Trump's remarks that the shooting down of an American drone was a mistake and probably not intentional could have damaging consequences for multiple reasons. This sends the wrong message to the regime and its allies, as Supreme Leader Khamenei may feel assured that Iran's military deterrence is fully established and the US will make similar decisions in future.
As both the Europeans and Democrats seek to thwart Trump’s pressure on Tehran, Obama’s deceptions demonstrate the illegitimacy of a deal that must be scrapped.
Ensuring that the regime is compliant with international norms requires dismantling of the IRGC, which is essentially synonymous with stripping the regime of its identity and legitimacy. Perhaps the only way to guarantee the regime’s compliance with nuclear activities, as well as other issues of concern, it to dismantle the entire mullah regime and replace it with a secular, democratic leadership that abides by international standards.
The key to realizing that goal is for the U.S. to continue President Trump’s policy of isolating Iran’s dictatorship, both economically and politically. For the first time in four decades, Washington appears to have gotten Iran policy right.
Amir Taheri: PresidentTrump and Khomeinist leaders insist that there is no prospect of a war with the US. “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei whistles that tune at every opportunity. And Muhamad-Javad Zarif, the man who plays the role of Foreign Minister, has praised Trump as a man of peace. So, what is Sanders worried about?