How Syria Attack Affects Iran Nuclear Deal Crisis

 

As President Trump’s 120-day deadline for fixing Iran nuclear deal gets closer, European countries are focusing on Iranian regime’s missile program and its regional intervention, calling on the regime to stop both.

Meanwhile, the missile attack by US, France and UK on Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons facilities in Syria has extremely scared Iranian regime officials.

“Considering its behavior towards the nuclear deal and Syria, how does the United States expect Iran to negotiate over its missile program?” says head of regime’s Judiciary ‘Sadegh Larijani’, adding “they’re putting forward missile negotiations in such an environment. They should be asked: how do you expect Muslim countries to trust you? Considering your approach towards the nuclear deal and your recent criminal attack on Syria, do you really expect to have negotiations with Iran?’ ” (State-run Fars news agency, April 16, 2018)

In an article titled “tomorrow’s world is the world of missiles, not dialogues”, state-run Kayhan newspaper points to possible negotiations with the West and acknowledges that the recent missile attack on Syria has been aimed at giving a warning to Iran, writing “maybe the most important point hidden in recent missile-throws has been the message the attackers intended to send to Iran. If we agree that the main purpose of the United States and its flunkies’ clear aggression on Syria was to threaten Iran and its allies and also accept the very obvious fact that we’re living in ‘the law of the jungle’ era in which the world’s bullying countries don’t even respect their own-legislated rules, then is it wise to encourage a second JCPOA-like deal and negotiate over our military and missile capabilities with countries that happen to be the same three that were involved in attacking Syria?” (State-run Kayhan newspaper April 16, 2018)

Regime’s former diplomat Soleiman Afshar meanwhile believes that the recent missile attack on Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons sites by three western countries was aimed at ‘continuing pressure on Iran and Hezbollah through bargaining with Russia and causing a rift among Iran, Turkey and Russia.”

Pointing to United States’ 120-day deadline being over on May 12, Afshar predicts that Trump “will either leave the nuclear deal or win concessions from Iran through Europe and stay.”

Afshar refers to both alternatives as pieces of a ‘US pressure puzzle’, saying “more regional and international pieces of the puzzle will be revealed in the future.” (State-run Iranian Diplomacy, April 16, 2018)

Also in this regard, state-run Aftab-e-Yazd newspaper on April 16, 2018, writes “the coming month of May will be a decisive one as the US president makes a decision on the fate of Iran nuclear deal and will also have a possible meeting with North Korean leader. It’s quite possible that Trump’s strategic decisions next month will effectively change the situation. Under such circumstances, it seems that adopting a tougher stance against Iran and the nuclear deal is going to bring him some success.”

Such comments by regime officials and media, however, point to a bigger reality. The reality of regime’s growing weakness and inability, and that it has no defensive tool to deal with the extremely dangerous situation it’s caught in.

Being defenseless against outside pressures is while the regime is also faced with people’s increasing protests at home, protests that can’t be shielded from, either, since the regime has learned from experience that its ‘oppression blade’ could no longer stop the protests from rising.

Fearing the situation, Revolutionary Guards’ Commander ‘Mohammad-Ali Jafari’ said on April 16, 2018, “we’re going through an extremely crucial stage of the revolution, with all enemies joining hands to create an environment of disappointment.”

“In addition to problems coming from outside, there are also domestic issues that should be resolved” added Jafari, somehow pointing to the escalation of regime’s international and domestic crises and the effects they have on one another.

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Syria is a shadow, the main goal is the Iranian regime

Syria is a shadow, the main goal is the Iranian regime 2

The bombs and missiles, which were launched on April 14th to Bashar al-Assad’s chemical production and distribution centers, seem to have been hit politically to the Mullahs regime. Because some of the Iranian regime’s agents and analysts acknowledge that all the forces that support Bashar al-Assad today in Syria invited by Mullahs regime there, (Russia, Hezbollah Lebanon and other terrorist troops in Syria)

Syria is a shadow, the main goal is the Iranian regime

On the other hand, although Russia is currently the first force in Syria, the preservation of Bashar al-Assad, unlike the clerical regime of Iran, is not strategic for Russia.

This is why the Mullahs regime’s response to this attack is so hysterical and horrific, as Khamenei himself immediately came to the scene and reacted against it.

Afterwards, we witnessed a massive propaganda campaign and a huge amount of comments from the authorities and the regime’s media.

In reaction to the attacks on Bashar al-Assad and the Mullahs regime’s interests in these attacks, Khamenei deceptively said that “Their purpose of these attacks is not to hit Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan. but they want blow to the Islamic nation and Islam”. (Iran state TV, April 14, 2018) It is clear that the Islamic nation and Islam and such words in the culture of Mullahs rule are the pseudonym of the corrupt regime of Velayat-e faqih.

One of the agents of Khamenei’s gang, Saadallah Zarei, says, “Syria is a shadow, the main goal is the Iranian regime” says National Security Advisor John Bolton.

While pointing to the role of the national security adviser in the attack, Khamenei’s gang member acknowledged that since the Iran regime plays a key role in keeping President Bashar al-Assad governed in rule and even “everyone in Syria today is in defense of the people! and their government” They are invited to by Iran “(Fars News Agency, April 14). So, the target of the attack has been Iran regime.

Hermidas Bavand, a former diplomat, also asked the regime to “go beyond” with the question “What was the message of the American invasion to Syria?”

While expressing dismay at Russia’s lack of action and the fact that Russia “will not do anything other than verbal sentencing”. It does not take any other action from the verb condemnation and does not react “to the extent that it condemns or rightly states that it will make Syria’s future more difficult and prolonged.”

Another former ambassador to the regime, Qadiri Abyaneh, also said that “the ultimate goal of the United States, Britain and France of attack on Syria was to confront the Iran,” as they intended to “block the Hezbollah as a prelude to confronting Iran. In fact, the ultimate goal of the West was to confront Iran has been »

Mehdi Motahrania, a member of the Rouhani gang, warns in fear of the consequences of attacking the chemical facilities of Bashar al-Assad in Syria: “We have to keep our hat tight, so that it does not hurl us out of our heads, and we strengthen our foundations so hard and so close to us.” If the tornado comes cannot take us out of the ground. We have to make the most of our efforts to get out of this conflict. ”

As the comments from the members of both gangs come up, the fact is that after Bashar al-Assad, this Mullahs regime is a major loser to attacking the chemical facilities of Bashar al-Assad.

For many times, the international community has emphasized that Iranian regime is the source of many conflicts in the countries of the region and should stop interfering in Syria and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries in the region.

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, at the Security Council meeting, explicitly called the actions of the Iranian regime in countries like Syria and Yemen as the source of human tragedies from military conflicts in the Middle East, adding that the Mullahs regime is the source of destabilizing measures that are almost entirely in the Middle East has spread.

 

It now seems that it’s time that this regime, which has been “The wind was planting” for years with its evil presence in the region, is now “Now the storm will reap”, as Mehdi Motahrania, a gangs’ member of Mullahs regime, acknowledged “a storm has raged in the region, and the possibility The incidence of whirlwind has increased “and is in the horror of the storm, which recommends the regime to” change in different dimensions “and is ready to drink the next poison cups.

 

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Destruction Of Syrian Dictator’s Chemical Plant Is A Necessary Step To End The Catastrophe In Syria

And it must be complemented by the complete dismissal of the IRGC and their mercenary militias from across the region

The targeting of centers and facilities for the production and maintenance of the deadly chemical weapons of the brutal Syrian dictator and the dismantling of the war machine of this regime is an indispensable step to end the Syrian tragedy, which, for seven years, has killed more than 500,000 people among them children , women and The innocent and defenseless people and also displaced half of the Syrian population, and its scope has gone well beyond the borders of this country.

This action, which has been demanded by Syrian people and freedom lovers of this country and other countries in the region, must be completed by expelling the anti-human clerical regime and its Revolutionary Gurards and mercenaries from Syria, Yemen, Iraq and other countries of the region.

Iranian regime is the leading element of survival of Bashar al-Assad and the main source of terrorism and extremism and warmongering in the Middle East and the vast parts of the world.

The policy of appeasement with the ruling religious fascism in Iran has led the regime to unprecedentedly increase its crime against humanity and war crimes without paying any price at all. It is time to put an end to appeasement and neglect against these crimes, which are flagrant violations of internationally recognized rules and standards.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 14, 2018

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Iranian Silence on Chemical Attack Speaks Volumes

The Assad regime’s recent chemical attack against innocent civilians marks another atrocity in Syria’s multi-year human catastrophe. Hospital reports indicate that the victims all showed signs of chemical exposure. In total, there were over 500 casualties and at least 42 confirmed deaths, two of them small children brought into the hospital cold, limp, and foaming at the mouth.

The attack sparked widespread condemnation from the international community.

U.S. President Donald Trump called the act “mindless” and a “humanitarian disaster.”

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the Assad government must be “held to account.” Predictably, the Iranian regime was one of the few silent voices, due to its steadfast support of the Assad regime.

Alluding to Iran’s inhuman complacency, French President Emmanuel Macron said that Assad’s allies “bore particular responsibility in this massacre.”

The Iranian regime’s alliance with Syria was born following the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Iran has been granted Syrian construction contracts and generally supported all actions taken by the Assad regime.

Direct Iranian involvement in the attack has not been confirmed, but its silence underscores the absence of moral leadership in the Middle East. Iran is the world’s number-one state sponsor of terrorism and systematically violates the human rights of its own citizens. By proxy, this gives all Iranian allies a green light to commit their own atrocities. Conversely, an Iran committed to international law could dramatically reshape the inter-state accountability dynamics within the Middle East.

During the uprising in Iran that engulfed as many as 142 cities, one of the key chants of Iranians in the street was, “Leave Syria Alone, Think About us,” a clear popular rejection of the Iranian regime’s nefarious involvement in the violence in Syria.

If the international community seriously wants to prevent further Syrian atrocities, it must support the Iranian people strive for regime change, in favor of a secular, democratic, non-nuclear form of government. This is a key step in bringing peace to the Middle East.

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“Axis of Resistance” Encompasses Iran, Hezbollah, Syria, and Hamas

INU – When President George W. Bush gave his 2002 State of the Union address, he used the now-famous term, ”Axis of Evil” that warning against the development of weapons of mass destruction by the countries of North Korea, Iran and Iraq.

In 2010, the term “Axis of Resistance” was adopted to encompass the forces of Iran, Hezbollah, Bashar Assad’s Syria, and Hamas.

After the February 10th downing of an Iranian drone, and the loss of an Israeli F-16 following Israeli strikes against Syria, the media mentioned the “Axis of Resistance” phrase, but did not discuss its meaning or motivation in depth.

In an article for the US News and World Report by Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics and government at Ripon College, and senior fellow in National Security Affairs for the American Foreign Policy Council, writes, “Iran has mobilized its own forces, its proxies and Syrian services to create a powerful network to threaten Israeli security. Iran and Syria have been instrumental in transferring greater amounts and more sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah, utilizing the fighting in Syria as a real-world training ground for future conflicts. The world was so mono-focused on the Islamic State group and the Syrian civil war that it continued to ignore Iranian strategic moves and intentions that go well beyond an Assad victory. In fact, we may come to view the Syrian Civil War as merely phase one of an overall Iranian plan to dominate the Middle East and wage war against Israel, culminating in an attempt to blunt or even drive out the American presence from much of the region.”

Iran would like to gain access to the Mediterranean, and the new axis could become powerful enough to intimidate American allies in the region to retract support for American foreign policy goals.

Colucci adds, “The ‘Axis of Resistance’ poses a direct threat to the national interests of the United States and should be treated as a fundamental priority. It has no place in the international arena, and the movements and regimes that are its supporters are by definition illegitimate. In the past, the United States allowed Syria to dominate Lebanon; it now needs to decide if it is acceptable for Iran to dominate Syria, coerce Iraq and wage war against Israel.” He calls out this axis, “worshiping at the altar of tyranny, conquest and theocracy,” as “evil”.

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Iranian Expansionism Destroying the Middle East

The aggressive expansionism of the Iranian Regime has caused violence and divisions across the Middle East, while their efforts to create regional proxy militias are worsening the situation in three already unstable countries: Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.

It is well known that there are numerous Iran-backed Shiite militia groups fighting in Syria for the Assad regime, but some of these groups, like the Hashd Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces, are also working in Iraq to hamper peace and stability.

In December, five Christian protesters were shot and injured by members of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia in Bartala, northern Iraq, while protesting as part of a larger group about assaults on Christians by the Shia militia.

Captain Agathon Saleh said: “Many Christians are angry with practices of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia and consider them a continuation of violations committed by the Daesh terrorist group.”

In Yemen, Shiite Houthi militia routinely attacks Yemeni government forces and civilians.

Just last week, the Iran-backed Houthis kidnapped 300 people, mainly the elderly and children, in the town of Adeen. As it came so soon after the death of Houthi commander Abu Abdulrahman Al-Alwi, it is thought that this may have been retaliation.

Yemen’s civil war began in 2014, when the Houthis took over the capital Sanaa and many other cities, forcing the internationally recognized government to flee to Saudi Arabia.

However, it is in Syria where people have been most affected by Iran’s destabilization campaign as Iran-backed militias attack civilians and moderate opposition groups.

Roughly 18,000 Shiite militiamen are said to fighting in Syria for the Bashar Assad regime, in a civil war that began in 2011 and many of them were recruited by the Iranian Regime or one of its proxies. This includes:

• 10,000 Hezbollah fighters, who Iran deployed there from Lebanon

• 5,000 fighters from Iraq’s Shiite areas, like Baghdad, Najaf, and Basra

• 2,000 fighters from the Afghan Fatimiyun Brigade, who fight in the south of Aleppo, Damascus and Daraa

• 500 fighters from the Pakistani Zaynabiyyun Brigades, who are fighting in the north of Aleppo

On top of this, the Assad regime is using Iran-backed militia groups (or shabiha) to bolster its forces against the Syrian opposition. The 24,000-strong shabiha has been blamed for the killing of many anti-Assad protesters.

The shabiha, believe to be funded by regime supporters including Assad’s cousin Rami Makhlouf, began to replace soldiers that deserted the Syrian army during the first year of the civil war, and their numbers increased dramatically as the Assad regime started losing power.

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How The World Views Iran’s Role In Syria

By Heshmat Alavi

As protests across Iran experience a variety of ups and downs following a major surge early this year, a wide array of analysts are seen writing about this important country’s domestic and foreign developments.

More recently, concerns for Tehran are also increasing abroad as its international isolation begins to take its toll.

To stand alongside the Iranian people, the international community must raise the cost of Tehran’s belligerence.

In a piece some time ago I discussed How Iran Is Losing Europe, especially taking into consideration the distancing of France from Iran and President Emmanuelle Macron’s improving relations with the United States.

Considering the fact that Iran’s economy is in desperate need of business ties with large French firms, such developments have become increasingly concerning for the Iranian regime’s ruling elite.

President Macron recently threatened military action against the Assad regime in Syria, widely known to be remaining in power thanks to the support of Iran and Russia.

“France will strike” if the Syrian conflict witnesses the use of chemical weapons against civilians, being in violation of international treaties, according to Reuters.

“On chemical weapons, I set a red line and I reaffirm that red line,” Macron added. “If we have proven evidence that chemical weapons proscribed in treaties are used, we will strike the place where they are made.”

Last May Macron emphasized chemical weapons use would represent a “red line” crossing. Updating his position, Macron took advantage of last Friday’s telephone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to weigh in grave concern over signs of chlorine bomb usage against civilians in Syria.

In recent weeks, rescue workers and aid groups in Syria, and the U.S. government, have been accusing Damascus of repeatedly deploying chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against civilians in Ghouta and Idlib.

This highly dangerous chemical substance, which Syria claims to possess legally for purposes such as water purification, can be lethal when used as a weapon and causes suffocation.

The “Syrians for Truth and Justice” organization is reporting how missiles carrying poisonous gasses targeting Ghouta belonged to Iran:

“According to Bellingcat, the munitions used in the February 1 attack are Improvised Rocket Assisted Munitions (IRAMs), based on modified Iranian 107mm rockets. The standard warhead has been replaced with a large pressurized gas cylinder, and tail fins have been added to the rocket.”

Such developments go alongside further troubles brewing for Iran, emanating from strong remarks by other senior U.S. officials and figures.

Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday:

“Iran remains the most prominent state sponsor of terrorism, providing financial aid, advanced weapons and tactics, and direction to militant and terrorist groups across the Middle East and cultivating a network of operatives across the globe as a contingency to enable potential terrorist attacks.”

In yet another reminder of Iran’s troubles regarding the controversial nuclear deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton emphasized in a FOX News TV interview of only three months remaining to U.S. President Donald Trump’s deadline regarding a decision over the accord’s future.

Promises were made Tehran would join the community of civilized nations as a result of this deal. The result, however, has been anything but.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday renewed his government’s call on Iran to withdraw from Syria, accusing Tehran of destabilizing the Middle East through military presence.

“Iran needs to withdraw its military, its militia from Syria, and allow a hope for the peace process to take hold in Geneva,” Tillerson emphasized at a news conference in Amman, the capital of Jordan.

As argued extensively in the past, an interesting insight is now provided into how Washington can impose meaningful pressure on Tehran at a time when protesters are chanting for Iran’s regime to “Let go of Syria, think about us.”

New York Post article reads in part:

“Now is the time for Trump to re-establish a robust military deterrent toward Iranian expansionism in close collaboration with regional allies. His administration declared the Revolutionary Guard a terrorist entity in October, and he should target key Guards’ bases and weapons in Syria accordingly. Such an approach could help prevent a larger-scale conflict.”

Iran understands how more money pumped abroad will flame their already crisis-riddled political status quo back home.

Washington may particularly be focusing on also closing Iran’s “land bridge,” connecting Tehran to Damascus to easily influence the entire region and connect to the Mediterranean.

Iran’s regime is very vulnerable following the recent uprising. Public unrest and the protesters’ demands for fundamental change are Tehran’s Achilles’ heel.

Identifying and supporting the very element that can realize this change is crucial.

 

via How The World Views Iran’s Role In Syria — Iran Commentary

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