Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled wrote a message to the Iranian Regime, laying out that any relations between Iran and other Gulf countries must be based on the UN Charter and on the principles of international law.
The Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, has pretended to accept this, but this is all front. The Regime previously had such an agreement with Saudi Arabia, which Iran broke.
The Regime, in fact, will refuse to discuss issues with its opposition forces in its own country, preferring to imprison or murder them instead. If this is the mindset within Iran, how much worse would it be outside?
Turki Aldakhil on Al Arabiya wrote: “What the Iranian regime lacks is political realism.”
He notes that Iran’s real policy can be seen through its terror group, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), despite what the Regime leaders may say. However, he then claimed that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif possessed ‘calm political rhetoric’.
Considering that Zarif has expressed pride in his role in killing 30,000 people, his ‘calm, political rhetoric’ is up for debate but there is no denying how violent and ruthless the IRGC is.
Many Gulf countries may find themselves unable to trust the Regime and they have nearly 40 years of evidence to back them up.