Who hates Trump’s siege of the Iranian regime?

Mashari Althaydi
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American President Donald Trump’s speech at the podium of the United Nations, the glass building with its famous hall and even more famous podium, clearly revealed his plan to force the ruling regime in Iran to change its behavior or to exert “maximum pressure” on it.

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Trump said his administration is working with Gulf countries, Jordan and Egypt to establish a regional strategic alliance. He clearly defended the policies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the rest of the Coalition’s countries in Yemen and called on world leaders to join him in isolating the Khomeini Iranian regime whom he said its leaders “sow chaos, death and destruction.”

Trump promised the leaders of the velayat-e faqih regime that Washington will impose more sanctions after resuming oil sanctions on Iran on November 5.

In terms of the exploding Syrian affair, Trump linked his approach to the Iranian role in the region and said that any solution in Syria must include a plan to deal with Iran.

We hope US President Donald Trump succeeds in his efforts against “the behavior of the ruling Iranian regime” as this will be good for us, for the Iranian people and for the entire world.

Mashari Althaydi

Frankly, those who oppose Iran’s “poisonous” role in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen and the Gulf, and those who hate this role are a majority, will be glad with Trump’s statements even if only half of them are achieved. It’s the Iranian regime which fired missiles on Saudi cities, planted bombs and spies and formed terror cells (the Abdali cell in Kuwait is an example). These are few examples of the many practices by the dark Khomeini terrorism.

Why do some Arabs not want us to strengthen this endeavor to maintain the security of Arab countries, their airspace and land? This is what the columnist in the last page in a famous London-based daily does as he has nothing to do but make daily accusations, as per the American teenage leftist way. One feels pity for some of these naïve people who believe Khomeini voices and their blabber against the American Great Satan. Truth is it is a complicated love, hate, desire and dread relationship. Where are the analyses of the genius Sigmund Freud from it!

Colleague Ghassan Charbel, the editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper wrote in his recent article: “The Iranian surgeon is also ill” about this story which happened before Trump became president: “One day, former Iranian Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki made important remarks to late Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. He said: ‘Tell your friend, US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, what do the Americans want from us? We supported the liberation of Iraq from Saddam Hussein. We supported the Governing Council and the election of the President of the Republic. We supported this new situation that the Americans have established in Iraq. There is nothing the Americans did and we did not support. Tell your friend what more do they want from us?’”

What can we say? We hope US President Donald Trump succeeds in his efforts against “the behavior of the ruling Iranian regime” as this will be good for us, for the Iranian people and for the entire world.

This article is also available in Arabic.


Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy


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