MEK Iran: Mullahs Threaten Europe and Begs US to Save Them
The Iranian regime announced on January 5 that it was taking the fifth and final step to reduce its commitments to the 2015 international nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and stated that it would no longer abide by any JCPOA obligations.
The regime hoped that this would pressure the EU into complying with the regime’s demands over economic aid to (unofficially) fund its proxies and militias in the region. The EU has not bowed down, however, and the regime has dug its own grave.
Since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the 2015 #Iran #nucleardeal as it is known, took effect, many have been concerned about the Iranian regime’s compliance.https://t.co/4NfncOBI83@USAdarFarsi #MEK pic.twitter.com/J8aNBC39v7
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) January 29, 2020
Just over two weeks later, on January 20, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif threatened that the regime would pull out of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) altogether if Europe didn’t comply with Iran’s demands.
Then, in an interview with German magazine DER SPEIGEL on January 24, Zarif said that Europe shouldn’t give in to the US pressure campaign against Iran, but also said that he was still willing to work with the US, despite their assassination of Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani, provided they lifted all sanctions on Iran.
As Zarif wouldn’t float any major policy idea without supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s permission, we can see from this that the regime is in a very weak state right now, especially after their strong comments about Soleimani’s assassination.
Bob Blackman, MP:
We should be saying, let us get some action on what we want to see happen in #Iran. I opposed the nuclear deal with Iran. We are giving the mullahs the opportunity to create nuclear weapons, and they will use such an opportunity to destabilize the world.#MEK pic.twitter.com/dDD8acUaYF
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 17, 2019
This isn’t surprising, especially when Ali Bigdeli, one of the regime’s international affairs analysts, advised a change in strategy.
“It is necessary that the government slightly changes its strategy in the region and within the country. The statements of three European countries on triggering the dispute mechanism and the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani are two phenomena that show we cannot, and we should not expect any flexibility from the international policy,”
While Iranian regime experts on international affairs Hassan Beheshtipoor said that the regime’s only way to negotiate a deal is with the US, not Europe.
The Iranian Resistance said:
“The Iranian regime knows that it has no popular base among the Iranian people. The Iranian people’s protests in recent months have shown the world that the Iranian people are seeking regime change in Iran and want to bring down the mullahs from power. Now the relation[ship] with the West has become even more important for the regime to postpone the overthrowing process. However, the Iranian people are those who will put the last nail on the regime’s coffin, and it’s just a matter of time.”