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On Monday, the Washington Examiner published an opinion piece on the provocative subject of regime change in Iran. That topic has arguably become more prevalent in public discourse, especially in the United States, since beginning of the Donald Trump presidency and the consequent shift in foreign policy away from the conciliatory diplomacy pursued by the White House under President Barack Obama.

This past week, Agence-France Presse issued a brief video report regarding the growth of the information technology industry in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report suggested that this sector had managed to continue expansion and development in spite of the effects of economic sanctions and was now uniquely thriving in the aftermath of the 2015 nuclear agreement, which granted broad relief from those sanctions. While the AFP framed this story in terms of opportunities for educated Iranian youth, the report emerged alongside others that raise implicit questions about the implications of an expanding Iranian tech industry for the national security of the United States, European countries, and other adversaries of the Islamic Republic.

This past week, World Net Daily issued a new report on the spying activities of institutions like the Iranian Revolutionary Revolutionary Guards and its civilian affiliate, the Basij. Based on research by a worldwide Christian ministry, the report focused on how these organizations specifically target Iranian Christians, and how spying upon such individuals does not necessarily end just because they have left the Islamic Republic.

Contrary to Iran Lobby Claims, Regime Change Does Not End in War

One of the great falsehoods of the Iran lobby and the appeasers of the clerical regime in Tehran is that any effort at regime change would inevitably lead to war. This by-line can be seen in every article by the Iran lobby and the appeasers attempting to underscore the growing global support for the Iranian opposition (MEK/PMOI) and the Iranian people’s quest for regime change.

Iranian regime massacred over 30,000 political prisoners in summer of 1988, and kept silent about this atrocity for three decades. Most of the victims were members and supports of the main opposition group the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). This year in the presidential election as conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisie, one of the perpetrators of the massacre, was selected as one of the main candidates, the issue surfaced, forcing regime officials, one after another, to confess about the carnage.

Lethal international, economic and social crises that has plunged the Iranian regime into the dilemma it is currently facing on one hand, and the expanding support for the Iranian opposition MEK that can realize regime change in Iran on the other, have all injected utter fear amongst Tehran’s mullahs.

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