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THE Iranian apology to the United Nations Security Council over the attacks on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad is, to say the least, worse than the crime itself. This is because the apology insinuates how the regime of peacocks in Tehran belittles the issues concerning the sovereignty of other countries and its lack of recognition for this sovereignty — a clear testimony to years of aggression against Saudi Arabia and the other GCC countries.
Therefore, it is acceptable to fall for this ‘regret’ but the focus should be on the aggression itself. The attacks necessitate stern international position against the regime which does not respect and honor international agreements and pacts. The leaders of Tehran will definitely be hallucinating if they think they can pull the wool over the eyes through a statement which hides in its lines many evil intentions or stop the storm of condemnation and severing relations.
According to international diplomatic protocol, Iran’s apology is supposed to be addressed directly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — the country that suffered organized aggression by members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the ‘herd’ of Basij.
Moreover, Iran should have directed its apology to the GCC countries as well for the direct and indirect aggressions on these countries throughout the past decades. It should stop interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, instead of having the government of Tehran cover the aggression with another heinous crime.
Anyone who follows up Iran’s politics will discover that there is no single source of authority in the Mullah regime, so any announcement from Iran is usually engulfed with doubts. This could be explained through the decisions issued by its Foreign Ministry being contradicted by the Revolutionary Guards, the Basij militias, the presidency or even the supreme religious authority; it is like several gangs striving to dominate a certain area of authority.
However, despite its various sources of authority; Iran’s regime agree on aggression against neighboring countries and being the trustees — by force — of a certain caliber among a range of calibers forming the Arab social sphere. Iran succeeds in this by exploiting the existence of weak hearts and fans who direct their allegiance to it, as if it has not learned from the experience in the past 37 years during which it did not gain any victory and brought more harm to its people.
Throughout the past decades, Iran has been exerting tremendous efforts to destabilize various Arab countries. Although it succeeded at a certain point in some countries like Lebanon, Yemen or Syria; the Mullah regime is now reaping thorns of defeat in all of them.
Iran failed to shake the security and stability of GCC countries which have been suffering from its terrorism acts and shameful interference. In simple terms, this is because the GCC countries enjoy stable regimes as a result of their firm positive relations with each of the social caliber.
In addition, the GCC countries have firm alliances and their global image is clear — a total contrast to the image of a country that hangs and abducts even those who demand for desalination of sea water.
Today, after the wave of Arab and Islamic isolation continues to storm the regime of unstable minds; eyes have turned towards another suffering that the regime brought to its first victim — its citizens. This is due to its leaders’ childish adventures; in addition to the ban on entering several countries, especially the GCC countries.
Iran’s exports have started to pile up at sea and air ports while the value of its currency continues to fall; thereby, increasing pressure on the lives of 56 percent of its citizens who live below the poverty line with less than $2 a day.
Until when will the Iranians be deprived of an honorable life, good relations with their neighbors and proper relations with majority of the countries? They continue to wonder if the entire Iranian population of 80 million will agree on living in this misery, because of the illusion of a peacock empire that is stuck in the minds of the leaders of Mullah regime.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times