By the Apadana Chronicle Editorial Board Former Iranian regime president and the leader of the so-called "reformist" faction, Seyed Mohammad Khatami, says increasing disillusionment of the Iranian people with reforms is strengthening the mentality of toppling the regime, emphasizing that this may ultimately lead to the triumph of the opposition movement. At a July 6 … Continue reading Mohammad Khatami: The Anti-Regime Opposition Might Succeed
Javad Zarif’s day is done. Sanctioning him might only boost his credibility to Iranian hardliners.
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?
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.
Engaging with Richard Ratcliffe, Nazanin’s husband, was a golden opportunity for the Islamic Republic to show Britain a diplomatic, pragmatic and most importantly, a human side. Mr. Baeidinejad could have scored many diplomatic and humanitarian points by acting as an intermediary between the Ratcliffes and the Iranian government. It would have raised his standing and made Europe and the UK more inclined towards a regime that is finding itself increasingly isolated. He could have been a diplomat but alas a leopard never changes its spots.
Setting the record straight on this monumental event that has become a false pretense for the Iranian regime apologists to undermine secular democratic opposition.