AS long as the Mullah regime’s mindset is like those living in a cave of utter darkness, its members will always assume that all fingers point at them. In response, they intensify their level of intimidation and threats whenever they get an opportunity, while the international community responds by further stifling them.
This is happening at a time when the United States of America outlined the guidelines of the Vienna negotiations, in which Tehran cannot match itself with the US. This would expose the juntas of Tehran, due to which they are trying to play on the edge of the abyss by igniting the regional fronts.
This policy has been entrenched since 1979, and has offered no benefit to Tehran, given that what is required internationally does not align with the ambitions of its leaders, which are closer to the dreams of sparrows in controlling the region in the face of the storm of Arab and international rejection.
It is for this reason that we see their agents trying from time to time to exert subversive pressure either in the form of a ballistic missile targeting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or a threat from Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah to destroy Israel, and to challenge the United States by bringing fuel ships to Lebanon under the slogan of “Breaking the American siege” or destroying electricity towers in Iraq.
In this way, the scenes of Tehran’s control over the four Arab capitals – Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad and Sana’a – went on. Today, it is boasting that it is also capable of interfering in Afghanistan, while there is international and Arab consensus not to allow the rogue Mullah regime to cross the carefully-marked borders.
In addition, the Iraqis who have tasted the bitterness of Iranian terrorism for 18 years, and the Lebanese who were bruised by the convincing Persian occupation for 38 years, are today closer to facing the explosion of time bombs at any moment as a result of the living crises brought upon them by sectarian gangs – agents of the Persian leadership.
There is no doubt that the growing Lebanese popular anger will lead to the erosion of Hassan Nasrallah and his puppet followers. As for the Iraqis who rose against the bitter reality nearly two years ago, they are now more than ever convinced that the attempt of emotional cooptation covered with sectarian husks is nothing more than a puff of venom in their national fabric and aimed at its destruction in order to maintain Persian control.
In this regard, the Iranians are mistaken in their argument that provoking regional fronts will push the international community to make concessions for them. However, they have no choice but to comply with the conditions imposed by Washington in the Vienna talks, especially since no one in this world will accept a repetition of the terrible scenes of death in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or another Chernobyl or Fukushima disaster, or the existence of another crazy regime with weapons of mass destruction in Asia like Pyongyang.
From this point of view, the position of the Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi’s defiance that his country “does not engage in negotiations for the sake of negotiation alone” is nothing more than a palliative treatment for a terminal illness that Tehran suffers from. And yet it continues to play with the fire of escalation in the region, which will undoubtedly burn it alone.
This is due to the fact that the world has become more fortified in the face of state terrorism. It is here that this following proverb applies to the Mullah regime: “If God wants to perish an ant, He would give it two wings.” According to the eighth century dream interpreter Ibn Sirin, an ant means death, separation and distance.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times