Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, told the Iran Uprising Summit held by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities at a hotel in Times Square: “I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them. It could be in a few days, months, a couple of years. But it’s going to happen.”
Giuliani, a longtime supporter of the Iranian Resistance and frequent guest at their rallies, was speaking in own right at the event.
The economic sanctions that Giuliani referred to were reimposed by Trump in August, following the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers in May. More sanctions are set to be imposed on Iran’s oil exports from November 4.
Trump withdrew from the deal citing that Iran was not abiding by the terms of the agreement, most notably the continued launching of ballistic missiles. He also said that the deal did not actually stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon in a few years time or prevent any of Iran’s other malign behaviour.
The official US policy, as of writing, is that the sanctions should convince Iran to come back to the negotiations table to arrange a deal that deals with all of Iran’s problematic behaviour, including support for terrorism and regional interventionism. Even US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the administration wants a massive change in the regime’s behaviour.
However, a significant change is not likely. In fact, it’s damn near impossible for this Regime to change. It’s just not in their nature. And the US government knows this. It seems, especially with Giuliani’s support, that the US may soon pivot on this issue. After all, a policy of regime change would certainly have the support of the Iranian people who are out in the streets protesting against the mullahs.
Giuliani said: “The people of Iran obviously have now had enough. The sanctions are working. The currency is going to nothing … these are the kinds of conditions that lead to successful revolution.”
Giuliani previously suggested that the re-imposition of sanctions was aimed at regime change, during the Free Iran gathering, organised by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in Paris in June. He said Trump’s policy would suffocate Iran’s ayatollahs.