Political Activist Heshmat Alavi wrote an op-ed on The Algemeiner, in which he remarked that the Regime was acting highly undiplomatically about Trump’s visit because they think this will make them seem strong in the wake of so many setbacks.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Trump of being “hand in hand with the supporters of terrorism, human rights victimised in the dances of swords.”
A strange comment considering that Iran is widely considered the number one states sponsor of terrorism and that their human rights record is one of the worst in the world.
While Amir Abdullahian, an adviser to Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and close friend of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said: “In response to the existing Saudi Arabia, with a group of warmongering extremists at the helm, we must react with wisdom, power and force. We don’t consider Saudi Arabia as a strategic enemy. No. The Saudis lack such a capacity.”
It’s worth noting here that the Saudi military on its own far outweighs that of the Iranian Regime, even as the Regime starve their people to increase their war chest. There is no way that the Iranian Regime could possibly believe that Saudi Arabia isn’t a military threat to them.
However, as Alavi reveals the Regime is merely trying to make themselves seem like more of a threat than they actually are. They could not possibly take on those who are united against them
Maryam Rajavi, president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has praised the Arab Summit’s agreements that Iran is a destabilising influence on the Middle East and welcomed efforts to stop Iran’s support for terrorism and their repression of their own people.
Alavi advised other international governments and human rights organisations to do the same.
He wrote: “For nearly four decades Tehran’s measures have robbed the region, and the world over, of quiet and stability. It is time to take firm action against Iran’s terrorism and fundamentalism endeavours, it’s dangerous ballistic missile program and its meddling in the affairs of others. Steps similar to those embraced in the Riyadh conference are what are needed to bring a final end to terrorism, war and bloodshed, and establish peace and harmony. The recent tragic bombing in Manchester leading to the loss of too many more innocent lives was yet another reminder of the utter importance of this.”
He continued: “While condemning Iran’s actions and crimes is a constant necessity, practical measures, and more specifically, ending all diplomatic relations with the mullahs, expelling this regime’s delegations from international organizations, blacklisting the notorious IRGC and other military/paramilitary/security entities associated with the government, are necessary follow-ups.”