WHILE the supreme leadership in Iran takes up the position of instigating violence and terrorism, the storming of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Tehran by members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and ‘Basij’ group is considered an official declaration of war against the Kingdom.
Under such circumstances, every excuse, justification and even formal measures taken by Iran to pull the wool over the eyes have become invalid. Everyone must then prepare for the worst, especially after the series of defeats suffered by Iran’s expansion scheme in the region.
In the past two days, we have not heard a rational word from Tehran as majority of statements made by its officials were aimed at instigating violence and terrorism in order to aggravate sectarian sedition in the Arab and Islamic world. This happened particularly after the Mullah regime in Iran appointed itself as the trustee of the citizens of other countries merely on sectarian basis. This is in addition to linking pure rights and justice issues with political interests in a bid to portray a country, which practices its judicial legal rights, as hostile to the entire sect.
Frankly, these crazy stances and hostile acts against the peaceful diplomatic mission are due to the immense pain felt by this regime when the ‘head’ of its destructive scheme in Saudi Arabia was crushed.
It is no secret that Namar Al-Namar practiced the aggravation role throughout the past years and worked towards promoting the Persian political scheme. He called for the killing of security officers and attacking innocent citizens, especially since Iran depended on him in terms of crippling the Kingdom’s security and stability.
Nothing is expected from this mentally challenged ‘cataract’ but barbaric behavior. According to the United Nations (UN) and the classifications of various countries, the regime in Iran is considered a terrorist. Furthermore, it has a long history of invading and burning embassies which started in 1979, when scores of US diplomats were held hostage for 444 days. In addition, Iran installs destructive devices (spies) in its diplomatic mansions, cultural and religious centers; while it executes diplomats in different parts of the world.
In the past two days, the regime in Iran proved its terrorist identity by all merits and this no longer needs any evidence. It has also proven that it does not adhere to any international agreement or pact. This was evident in the fact that right after the signing of its nuclear deal with the 5+1 countries, Iran went on to test its ballistic missiles and flex its muscles — a clear manifestation of its audacity.
Undoubtedly, the practices of this regime indicate its inability to become accustomed to the international community, in addition to the illusion that it can prevent a country from practicing authority on its land by submitting to its will. Clearly, this regime of sectarian sedition forgets that it is still living in the dark caves of the Middle Ages and its actions will only exacerbate the crisis it is currently facing.
Today, after Iran’s declaration of war against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it also sent a clear message threatening all GCC countries that they will not be exempted from destruction and aggression. Therefore, the GCC and Arab countries must support the decisive position taken by the Kingdom and to confront Iran’s practices so that in the future these countries do not say, “I wish I knew”, since they depend on the diplomatic language or good neighborhood relations.
The Iran we are currently seeing is not different from the Nazis in the late 1930s when Hitler’s Germany thrashed every international pact and agreement, and dragged Europe into the dungeons of war which only ended with millions of murders and displacements.
In contrast, the sectarian war that Iran is striving for has sparks which will be extinguished only through total global isolation and through the support of internal opposition movement. In this manner, the entire world will avert a hundred-year war fuelled by the regime in Iran.
It is time to let go of optimism over the possibility that the regime of peacocks will return to peaceful co-existence with the global community. It is time to intensify efforts for this regime to strangle itself, more so that Iranians could rejoice over its fall and resume practicing its civilized role in this world, as well as to prevent sectarian sedition in the Arab and Islamic world. If the flame of sectarian sedition continues, it will burn everything.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times