The US State Department has denied a report that was published last week by an esteemed international institute. The report stated that there was a secret agreement allowing Iran to quietly work on its nuclear project. Who would believe that? Iran has violated the agreement that was signed last year with major powers. The agreement had stated that Iran would freeze its nuclear program “so that the world would be safer,” as announced by US President Barack Obama. Iran was not subjected to any sanctions although it has launched long-range missiles, violated human rights inside and outside the country’s borders, made the execution of political activists easier than committing an abortion in Texas and sent tens of thousands of men from its militia and Revolutionary Guard beyond its borders. Despite all that, there are still European ministers visiting Iran and businessmen rediscovering Tehran and its antique hotels. The Iranian oil industry regained its power. Tehran is about to open branches of three of its banks in Germany and 400 million dollars in cash was shipped from Washington to confirm the “lifting [of] sanctions” and to release four hostages. The latter was first denied by Washington but later confirmed. This is why we should not believe Washington when it denies that it disregarded the violations of Iran when it exceeded the amount of enriched uranium stipulated in the agreement, as the Institute for Science and International Security (ironically, its English acronym is ISIS) quoted officials involved in the 5+1 negotiations as saying.
We need to remind the Americans that our Middle East is not the American west. If we want them to listen to us, we will need a project that is similar to the Iranian projectJamal Khashoggi