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Why Suleimani, Zarif and Rouhani are all in the same league

Qassem Soleimani prays at a mosque in the residence of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP)

The advent of a moderate faction headed by Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, inside Khomeini regime, and fake improvement of economic situation of Iranian people have been a western media promotion.

The objective of such reports have been profitable deals even as Iranian people have been imprisoned, tortured and executed and French citizens have been taken hostage for ransom.

Decades have passed since the Khomeini regime came to the power and both the Iranian and the Middle East people, as well as rest of the world are bearing its consequences. But surprisingly! Recently Le Monde, in an astonishing record from Tehran, named Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds army, as the Che Guevara of the Middle East.

A series of terrorist attacks in Manchester, Baghdad, Kabul, London, etc., have inflicted a pain experienced by citizens of the world. That is the outbreak and spread of similar pain experienced by the Iranian people and their neighbours for the last 38 years or so.

Rajavi’s warning

Maryam Rajavi, leader of the opposition movement in Iran, many years ago, called “Islamic fundamentalism” as a “new global threat”. She said in 1993 that the new global threat is export of Islamic fundamentalism from Tehran and warned about this threat and its epicentre. She mentioned that the mullahs need nuclear weapons for exporting fundamentalism and guaranteeing their survival.

Unfortunately, very little work has been done to prevent the advancement of this form of fundamentalism. The experience of the past three decades shows that if you do not adopt a firm policy against fundamentalism it will have devastating consequences.

Regrettably, the failure to prevent the Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq, from 2003, has led to the gradual occupation of the country by the regime, and an unprecedented acceleration of the expansion of fundamentalism. As Quds Force has been supporting Bashar al-Assad crimes in Syria and Nouri al-Maliki massacres of Sunnis in Iraq, the silence of the west has resulted in the rise of the ISIS.

Khamenei and his regime are defeated in election which is leading to social discontent. More and more people are rising up in protest in Iran. The Iranian regime is facing a serious isolation with a new coalition of international and regional governments.
What happens to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) is still on the table of the international community. Also new US sanctions on the regime is paving the road for blacklisting of the IRGC.

Training and funding

According to the Associated Press on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Suleimani’s Quds Force, the special operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, has been involved for years in training and financing Iraq’s Shiite militias. For a long time, it has been also working with Hezbollah in Lebanon and aiding Assad’s forces.

Jim Phillips, Middle East analyst for conservative think-tank the Heritage Foundation said: “He’s the puppet master controlling numerous Iranian surrogates in various countries”. “While the US has had a shifting attitude toward Iran in an effort to fuse a deal over its nuclear program, working with Soleimani against ISIS would be regrettable”, Phillips said.

Since being put in control of the Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force in 2000, the general’s track record has reportedly included supporting Hezbollah and Syrian President Bashar Assad, and according to the Pentagon, supplying IEDs that killed US troops in Iraq. The United Nations has imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on him, which he has flouted.” His organization is drenched in American blood.” Phillips added.

Speaking on the crimes related to Iran militias in Iraq, Ali Khedery, former US official in Baghdad, said: “The Iraqi government has spent billions of dollars for militias known as Hashed-al shabby backed by Iran.”

Those who are familiar with the nature of the Iranian regime are aware that the Islamic Republic officials’ opening up to the West were signs of weakness and desperation. Le Monde reports coincided with an internal conflict within the Iranian regime over Qassem Soleimani.

The accusation is that Iranian regime diplomats agreed if sanctions are relieved, Qasem Soleimani will be handed over to the Americans. Mahmoud Nabavi a member of Iranian regime parliament recently in a speech said: “Iran gave up its nuclear so that banking relationship is established, but the banking relationship has not been established. To establish banking relations, there is a new requirement we should deliver Haj Qassem Soleimani to America.”

‘Wild accusations’

In response to the remarks made on Wednesday May 31 in a video released in the media, Zarif emphasized that the Nbavian words is “wild accusations” has been so “expensive” for him and his colleagues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Lobbyists present the regime as victim of Trump hostile policies and is seeking public opinion in favour of the Iranian regime, and by using public opinion pressure and lobbying in Congress, affect the policies of America and prevent pressure and sanctions against the regime.

On May 26th a video record of Rafsanjani was published on the internet that was explaining how Iranian regime was afraid of international sanctions. In this video Rafsanjani said: “Our former ambassador to US received an important news from trusted sources. He came back to Iran just because of this news. He came to me and told me that the US government has set a policy for delivering Iran into a situation like Iraq, oil for food”.

It should be noted that Qassem Soleimani, Javad Zarif and Rouhani are fundamentalists in different uniforms, guarding the same regime which is the common enemy of all people in the region.

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Last Update: Thursday, 8 June 2017 KSA 12:40 - GMT 09:40
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