On June 14th a common title seen in a variety of state-run outlets in Iran shared concerns of the upcoming Iranian opposition convention scheduled for June 30th in Paris this year.
The foreign policy apparatus must place its official protest to French foreign policy officials and use all its capacity to make this measure by France costly for them,” the state-run Siyasat-e Ruz daily wrote alongside publishing a large image of this convention in 2017. Such a text can be considered a direct threat to France.
This proves to the world that when the mullahs have no solutions from within, there is a democratic alternative with half a century of experience and support inside the country and abroad.
In this gathering Tehran is witnessing a ready force flexing its muscles and enjoying growing popularity. This is the message causing concerns for the mullahs regarding this convention.
A high-ranking Jordanian source told Al Arabiya English on Friday that Jordan transferred its ambassador Abdullah Abu Rumman from Iran to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Amman based on a decision by the Jordanian cabinet.
“There is no intention to name another Jordanian envoy in Tehran at the time,” the source told Al Arabiya English. ALSO READ: King Salman’s decisive initiative to salvage Jordan from its economic woes.
Commenting on the decision’s circumstances, the source reiterated: “Jordan’s fixed position from Iranian policies which include interfering in the affairs of the region’s countries,” and voiced Jordan’s concern over “the security of the region’s countries particularly of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.”
Diplomats said Jordan’s decision comes according to Jordan’s orientation “to evaluate its relations with Iran during this phase in the light of the givens and developments related to interferences in the security of the region’s countries.”
When Russia with such a power and influence is unwilling to upgrade its relations with the Iranian regime for fear of endangering its ties with the West, then it’s quite natural that other SCO member states are all the more unwilling to do so. Moreover, it’s a reality that Russia can’t take the West’s place, neither economically, nor politically.
State media’s stances on Russia’s policies and its abandoning the regime in crucial moment points to the fact that regime’s so-called ‘look east’ policy is not going to bear any fruits.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) turned down regime’s membership application for the 12th consecutive year. This is while regime’s papers had earlier reported that the approval of regime’s membership request seemed to be certain this year.
“Iran’s membership in the SCO has been backed by other members. According to Russia’s Sputnik, Russian president Vladimir Putin has said in his meeting with Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani that Russia welcomes Iran’s full membership in the SCO,” writes state-run Javan newspaper on June 11, 2018.
Many experts believe that the Iranian regime is weaker than ever since 39 years and suggest that it is due to a variety of issues among them President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal. By having a closer look at what is happening on the Iranian streets across the country, one realises that the regime in Tehran is facing a more serious problem, which threatens the theocracy’s existence.
In her speech to the gathering last year, the NCRI president-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, said “the regime is besieged by the poor and unemployed youths who additionally want regime change”.
Indeed, one year later, the world witnessed Mrs. Rajavi’s words translate into the nationwide protests. It is an evident fact that the theocracy has no future in Iran. Consequently, it is crucial for the West, and especially the European countries, to listen to the real voices coming from Iran, which demand democratic change.
Today, the entire clerical dictatorship is challenged by mass strikes and sporadic popular demonstrations from almost all sectors of the Iranian society.