While the sanctions have been officially lifted, imperialists and Zionists have not given up on mischief-making. Sabotage of the Islamic Republic will continue in other
No matter what ones opinion of Islamic Iran, the fact is that it stood by its vision and principles and gained its reward, of course not without sacrifices. Nothing great can be achieved without first offering sacrifices. Let us look at some hard
Researching the circumstances and details of the lifting of anti-Iran sanctions by the imperialist powers immediately brings to mind two Quranic instances: Surah al-Fath, through which Allah declared the Treaty of Hudaybiyah as Fath-hun Mubin (Clear or Manifest Victory). Twenty-seventh verse of the same Surah says:Allah has fulfilled His Apostles vision in all truth. The noble Quran declared the Treaty of Hudaibiya as Fath-hun Mubin when not a single sword was
Looking at the fact that due to the illegal sanctions Islamic Iran has now gained access to $32 billion which it involuntarily saved, immediately leads to remembering the Quranic instance where Allah (SWT) states in Surah al-Baqarah, verse 216: Fighting has been enjoined upon you while it is hateful to you. But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you; and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not. Most governments in the world today would dream of having $32 billion in hard
While the nuclear related sanctions inflicted economic damage on Iran, it also provided some tangible economic benefits. For instance, Iran reduced its oil dependency from 70% to 20% and significantly improved its tax collection system. In 2015 alone Irans non-oil exports rose by 14.1
As a result of sanctions Islamic Iran also managed to focus on the development of its manufacturing sector. Unlike Washingtons regional puppets, Islamic Iran possesses a significant domestic weapons industry. While under severe sanctions, in 2012, total sales of the top 100 Iranian companies amounted to $215 billion, which was 30 percent higher than in 2011. Even according to the US dominated World Bank, in 2014 the Iranian economy expanded by 3
Basic facts show that NATO-imposed sanctions were not going to bring down the Islamic government in Iran. This was and is the ultimate objective of NATO powers. In fact, sanctions made Islamic Iran stronger in the socio-political arena. The Brookings Institution, the so-called independent US think tank which often acts as an unofficial Washington mouthpiece but tries to mask its true nature, declared in 2011 that as a result of sanctions Islamic Iran became more
So what now? No one with reasonable understanding of global politics in Tehran or abroad would deny that NATOs goal remains the same; that is, to overthrow the Islamic governing system of Iran. Basic observation of NATOs independent media and the policies implemented in the Middle East by Washington and its surrogates clearly show that NATOs hostility towards Islamic Iran is far from
In the post-sanctions era, we are simply going to see a new phase of the war against Islamic Iran, that would be more sophisticated and a lot more delicate. Islamic Iran has gone through similar phases in its confrontation with imperialism in the past as well. Tehran witnessed the hot-war phase when Saddam Hussein with US backing attacked Iran, a proxy war in South Lebanon, now in Syria and the democracy card was always on the table. Iran passed all these phases with flying
Going back to the essential question, what is likely to happen after the nuclear related sanctions have been removed? On the economic front the US will do its best to undermine the developing manufacturing sector by tying its essential aspects to foreign trade. Washington will also continue to undermine Irans defense capabilities as its latest sanctions against Irans ballistic missile industry have shown. In terms of financial services, Tehran will continue to remain under partial sanctions, since Washingtons so called security sanctions are not part of the nuclear
The NATO regimes will also continue to play the human rights and democracy card in order to destabilize Iran from within. In the post-sanctions era this will be the primary method of work against Iran, but Washingtons forced disengagement (read, retreat) from the region and its despotic alliances, along with Irans improved media and soft-power capabilities are not going to make this easy for the US and its
On January 20, commenting on the most recent US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, Irans Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif correctly pointed out that the US is addicted to coercion. This fact makes us believe that sooner or later sanctions will be re-imposed. The Islamic leadership in Iran understands this as well. Therefore, they will make the maximum effort to use this new phase to prepare for future possible sanctions. At the economic level, Islamic Iran will continue to boost its non-oil and manufacturing sector as this is part of the resistance economic plan outlined by the Rahbar (Guardian Jurist), Seyyed Ali Khamenei years ago. Iran will most probably continue enhancing its regional trade and boost its medical tourism
Overall, the enemies of the Islamic Republic always underestimated Iran and the dedication of its people to Islamic principles and methods. Since Irans detractors function outside of the Islamic framework and norms, it is difficult for them to predict how the Iranian society and leadership will behave in particular circumstances. This is partly due to the fact that Irans enemies believe their own lies about the Islamic Republic. Even when Imam Khomeini openly declared his Islamic vision for Iran over a decade prior to the 1979 revolution, Western power centers dismissed it as unrealistic saying it will not appeal to the Iranian people. In 1979, millions of Iranians greeted Imam Khomeini upon arrival in Tehran where he came to establish the Islamic system of government, a system that he openly espoused and fought for, for
Iran may have gained some sanctions relief but the hostility of the imperialist powers has not waned. It will continue to manifest itself in different ways. The leadership of the Islamic Republic cannot afford to lower their guard vis-à-vis these predatory powers.
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