The Iranian government is faced with a series of acute and chronic crises. The most acute and critical issues at the moment are two issues of people’s health and livelihoods, and being able to solve them, or at least to reduce the dangers, is very much related to foreign relations and the dilemma of lifting international sanctions, especially those imposed by the US government.
And there is an issue on the regime’s table which is becoming impossible for the regime to change its direction in its favor, while the counterparts of Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers (JCPOA) did not accept to return to the 2015 JCPOA.
And it is clear that the complete lift of all existing and active sanctions against the regime is not possible but accepting the demands of the 5+1 can free the country’s captured foreign relations from the ongoing conflict around the nuclear program and pave the way for the reduction of economic crises, especially improving the health and livelihoods of the people and security concerns of the country, and this is what many of the regime’s officials hope and expect.
About the danger facing the regime about the people’s livelihood situation the state-run daily Kar-o-Karegar on August 23, 2021, wrote:
“If the Social Security Fund goes ahead in this way, people will bring their demands to the street. Experience has shown that bringing demands to the street will have many challenges and costs.”
But there are two barriers in front of the regime that is making such a thing impossible. First, the regime’s rejection to accept a new deal in which its missile program and regional penetration are included as the western countries especially the US expect.
And second, as the state-run daily Etamed on August 23, 2021, wrote: “It should be noted that the revival of the JCPOA, which is now facing relatively serious obstacles, even if it is realized, effectively implemented and sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program and possibly another part of the sanctions will be lifted, because it has less than two years left from its eight-year life, it will ultimately be considered a temporary settlement, so the parties need to re-enter a new phase of negotiations that will not be limited to a nuclear program to fully resolve the conflict and normalize it from the perspective of the international community.”
Then about the regime’s future foreign policy this daily while admitting that the regime’s aggressive foreign policy has come to its end added:
“Any government which has the power in Iran, based on the advantages and needs of the country and the land of Iran, it needs putting a balanced and comprehensive foreign policy in place. The concept and meaning of balanced foreign policy are also clear. At the same time, Iran must establish positive and constructive relations with all effective parties in the international system and the current interconnected world.”