PDKI Leader: ”Iran Nuclear Deal is In a State of Coma”
In a recent article, PDKI leader Mustafa Hijri writes that the Iran nuclear deal is in a state of coma, and may cease to exist. He hints that it is an open question whether foreign companies, especially European companies, will manage to shield the Iranian regime from the impact of ensuing American sanctions or whether they will join the United States in containing the Islamist regime in Iran. Mr. Hijri also predicts that if the sanctions endanger the survival of the Islamist regime, its past actions indicate that the regime will be willing to compromise to ensure its own survival.
In his article, Mr. Hijri reminds that the Western powers and a large segment of the Iranian population believed that the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic would have two important consequences. First, Iran’s reintegration into the global economy would improve the economic situation of ordinary Iranians and, furthermore, make the Islamist regime less oppressive in the process. Second, that engaging the Iranian regime and the lifting of sanctions would change the Islamic Republic from a regime that supports terrorism, inter
The PDKI leader also reminds that in interviews, speeches and statements, PDKI officials predicted the opposite; that is, that the Islamist regime will continue to oppress the Iranian population, that the lifting of sanctions would provide the regime with increased resources in pursuit of its expansionist, Islamist-sectarian and war instigating foreign policy in the Middle East. For this reason, he emphasizes, sanctions against Iran are sanctions on the Islamist regime.
Therefore, PDKI views the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal as a measure toward the containment of Iran’s behavior with respect to support for terrorism, as well as instigation of sectarian violence and war in the Middle East. PDKI is therefore hoping that Europe and the rest of the world will eventually join the United States in containing Iran’s destructive and destabilizing behavior in the Middle East.