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How Iran's neighbors view the mullahs' regime

Iran-backed militias in the Middle East (File Photo)
Iran-backed militias in the Middle East (File Photo)

Analysis by PMOI/MEK


Iran, July 1, 2019Behind the Iranian people, the nations of the Middle East region are the greatest victims of the crimes of Iran’s regime. Therefore, they have a clear understanding of mullahs’ nature and their political agendas. Interestingly, their views and insights are often very similar to those of the Iranian Resistance, symbolized in the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

In a piece titled, "Sanctions won't overthrow the mullahs," Ahmad Hassan, an Arab analyst, writes, "The goal of the U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime is to contain the regime's behavior and to prevent its terrorist activities and those of its proxies."

Hassan adds, "Because terrorism is in the nature of this regime… it can't survive without terrorist attacks and support for terrorism… Therefore, it is unrealistic to expect this regime to abandon terrorism after the recent sanctions against the office of the [regime supreme leader Ali] Khamenei and his foreign minister or any other sanctions. There's no way this regime will abandon its terrorism and arming its proxy forces."

Hassan concludes that the only solution to put an end to the terrorist intervention of the regime in the region and across the world is "to destroy this regime."

Muthana al-Jadorchi, another Arab political analyst, argued that even if the regime complies with the 12 demands of the U.S. and returns its forces within its own borders, it will continue to expand its intervention in other countries through its proxy forces. Reminding of the stellar amounts the regime spends on the forces it commands beyond its borders, al-Jadorchi writes, "The regime even threatens the Iranian people with these militia forces. For instance, after recent floods in Iran, fearing popular protests, the regime brought [its foreign militias] to Iran. This proves how much the regime has spent on these forces and how much it relies on them."

Al-Jadorchi then points to the general hatred the people of the region have toward Iran-backed militias and said, "The people of Iran hate this regime and reject it. This fact shows itself in the continued protests, the activities of the resistance units and the resistance councils, and demonstrations abroad. The most recent of these demonstrations took place on June 15 and 21 in Brussels and Washington, D.C., respectively, where the participants demanded the international community to support the Iranian resistance in the goal to overthrow the regime of Iran."

Writing about the inhuman nature of the Iranian regime and why the nations of the region don't want to engage in war with this regime, Abdul-Rahman al-Rashed, the editor-in-chief of Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper and the previous manager of the Al-Arabiya television network, wrote, "We're faced with a regime that would kill one or two million civilians without reservation. This is a regime that will resort to anything if it fears its destruction."

Al-Rashed then describes the best solution for the countries of the region would be for Khamenei to "drink the chalice of poison and acquiesce to a peace plan." Al-Rashed describes this as "the most effective weapon against this regime. At the same time, it is the least dangerous solution for the countries of the Persian Gulf."

Al-Rashed also examined the regime's warmongering and its efforts to circumvent international sanctions. "When Tehran decides to counter the sanctions through war, then the countries of the Persian Gulf and their allies are allowed to defend their interests regardless of the results and consequences. This is what the nations of the western bank of the Persian Gulf want. They don't want to engage in war unless it is to defend themselves and it is clear to the world who the aggressor is."