Iran and World
Sunday July 23, 2017

Iran's Regime Should "Bend Before the Storm"

US President Trump’s arrival in Riyadh during his first foreign visit since taking office, coincided with the election of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani for a second term.

Eyad Abu Shakra, long time editor at Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK wrote in his article for Al Arabiya, “There are many smart and cultured individuals in the Iranian regime who are skillful political and tactical operators and understand the limits of adventures and open hostilities, thus, never hesitate to bend before the storm.”  He adds that with a Republican administration is in charge, the US “is less convinced of Tehran’s leaders’ ‘moderation’, and more doubtful that their policies of sectarian incitement, military intervention, and direct hegemony adopted towards the Arab world are the best way to fight terrorism.”

The World Is Uniting Against the Regime in Iran

Hassan Rouhani was elected to a second term in office, but his election has little meaning in light of the fact that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei sets Iran’s policy, and is backed by the Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Arguments against the Iranian government are not directed at its people, who have been manipulated. It has been directed at the conduct of the leadership, whose policies emphasize suppression of dissent, and its foreign policy of war and terrorism.

Iran: The "Axis of the Resistance"

King Salman and President Donald Trump chaired the significant summits in Riyadh.The result makes it impossible to believe there are tensions between the two countries.

Grateful for Saudi Arabia’s welcome, the US president voiced appreciation for the kingdom’s rich culture. Some 55 leaders from Muslim-majority countries attended the US-Islamic summit, and discussed terrorism and the ways it might infiltrate their countries.

Congress Cooperates with Trump Regarding Iran

The Trump administration made it clear on Wednesday, that its Iran policy review should take a firmer stance against Iran. While tensions between Congress and the administration over Russia continue to increase, policy regarding Iran policy is one area where the two branches can work very effectively together.

A statutory waiver of nuclear sanctions against Iran’s petroleum exports was renewed.  President Trump, explaining his decision to renew the waiver, said he was doing so “[a]s my administration conducts a review of its Iran policy, and consistent with United States commitments specified in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).”

Mohammad Mohaddessin Interviewed About Iran Sham Election

Chairman of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee, Mohammad Mohaddessin, was interviewed about the recent sham election in Iran. He mentioned that popular discontent in the country is evident and growing. He highlighted that for almost four decades, the Iranian people have not been able to enjoy basic freedom in any respect whether this be regarding their private lives or from a social point of view. 

During this time, many people have been imprisoned or executed, and Iran has a very poor record for free speech.

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