MEK Iran: How the World Gives Concessions to Iran for Its Evil Activities
Last week, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), hijacked a South Korean-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz so the regime could put pressure on the South Korean government to release 7 billion dollars in Iranian assets that have been frozen due to US sanctions.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that Tehran is trying to negotiate with South Korea and the IRGC and others are threatening to harm the ship’s sailors which will jeopardize the future security of international shipping unless the South Korean government doesn’t do what it is told to.
#NCRI and (#PMOI /#MEK #Iran): capture and holding hostage of a South Korean-flagged tanker seemingly hoping hopes to secure the release of money frozen in South Korean banks.https://t.co/ruhe7rm2yy #WeStand4FreeIran pic.twitter.com/URoFze1vpg
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) January 10, 2021
This sort of strategy is completely unacceptable and the international community should be recognizing this and opposing it. Fortunately, there are some internationalists who are now treating Iran’s motives with suspicion.
EU must hold the mullahs’ regime accountable
At this time it is simply not enough, but it seems the European Union will go on promoting friendly discourse with Iranian government officials, like President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, while at the same time refusing to hold them accountable for the actions of the IRGC.
Talks between Iranian officials and a visiting South Korean delegation began a few days ago after the tanker was hijacked. So far, the South Koreans have no idea how difficult the regime is when it comes to negotiating any agreement.
If South Korea does agree to release Iranian assets, that decision may not turn out to be a particularly good one.
Agreeing to any demands made by the regime with South Korea could be devastating in the long run, not just for South Korea, but for any shipping transiting this area.
There would likely be more seizures in the Strait of Hormuz, more arrests of foreign and dual nationals within Iran, and worse still even more violations of the nuclear deal that the whole regime publicly agrees to, even though the hardliners always seem to act alone in making new demands before sending the moderates to negotiate for them.