The Twitter troll who acts as the Iranian regime's foreign minister has arrived in New York, but his movements will be limited and closely monitored.
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?
When we say "regime change," we're talking about giving moral support to the Iranian people against a regime of greedy, fascistic religious fanatics that is oppressing them. This can be done in a whole variety of ways, starting with making them know we care about them and have no interest in talking to or negotiating with their oppressors who just want to play for time.
Sina Toossi's attack on Ahmad Batebi was especially abhorrent since it occurred near the 20th anniversary of student protests in Tehran.
یکی از توهمات خود خوشنود ساز بسیاری از منتقدین سیاست پریدنت ترامپ در قبال ایران این است که اقدامات وی موجب تضعیف میانه روهای رژیم جمهوری اسلامی میشود
like Mossadeq, Morsi had a taste for power. When his Islamist agenda was thwarted, he too gave himself more power than was entitled to his office
Administrations after administrations tried to reach deals with the Khomeinist regime in Iran in order to facilitate a peaceful coexistence with the theocratic dictatorship. But due to ideological nature of the regime, that goal was never achieved. The last and most aggressive attempt was under Obama that the mullahs cleverly kept restricted to nuclear activities so they didn't have to commit to any change of behavior.
The Iranian regime's foreign minister Javad Zarif has become so irrelevant in the international arena, he now primarily functions as a Twitter troll. Perhaps the US Treasury Department felt he was too unimportant to sanction.
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.
Why are members of the Iranian regime's "reformist" faction among Prince Reza Pahlavi's harshest critics?