The Khomeinist Regime, Now Caught in the Strains of Its Own Decline

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.

Failure to Respond to Islamic Republic’s Actions Will Have Consequences

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.