Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, July 26, 2019 - Following the election of Boris Johnson as the new British Prime Minister, the Iranian regime’s state-run media outlets are reflecting regime’s anxiety over the similarities between Johnson’s policies with those of U.S. President Donald Trump, and the probability of the UK exiting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA or the 2015 nuclear deal).
“The resemblances of Johnson’s views with that of Trump, and the full support of the White House behind Johnson foretells upcoming bad news (for the regime). Johnson once clearly said that the JCPOA has some weak points and any sane-minded individual must act to fix them. Johnson also claimed, in one of his speeches in the British Parliament, that perhaps the UK becomes interested in the policy of regime change inside Iran,” the state-run news agency Ebtekar reported.
The state-run Jahan Sanat also wrote, “Indeed, Johnson will take some actions against (Iran’s regime) after forming his cabinet; first, he will withdraw from the JCPOA based on a variety of excuses, such as the seizure of a UK-flagged vessel in the Persian Gulf; second, he will intensify sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The UK terms will be much more complicated considering Johnson’s cabinet lineup with numerous anti-Islamic Republic figures. The election of Johnson as UK Prime Minister and the leader of the Conservative Party will increase the Islamic Republic’s dilemmas in the future, especially in the Persian Gulf and Europe. He might even pave the path for launching a universal coalition in the Middle East, with the U.S., UK and some other Middle Eastern countries.”