Is Iran getting toppled?
As the Iranian currency continues its plunge, and as Iran gets ready for the sanctions instituted by the Trump Administration to be implemented on Monday 6th of August, the protests against the despotic, theocratic government in Iran are reaching a new level, with protesters reportedly chanting, “Death to Khamenei,” Supreme leader of Iranian regime since 1989.
The US president wants a transformation of the Iranian government’s behavior, from its meddling in the middle east to the way it treats its own people. Mike Pompeo warned that a failure to do so would result in the “strongest sanctions in history.”
Iran’s economy and global business are bracing for a hit when American sanctions are re-imposed on Iran from this coming weekend.
While the people of Iran suffer economic deprivation, unemployment, and high prices, Iranian officials ranking millions and some protesters also chanted during the rally protests,
“The nation is forced to beg while the leader lives like God.”
Numerous footages shared on social media shows the people shout in Tehran, “Get lost you Mullahs; Iranian dies but does not accept humility; what happened to our money? It is spent on Bassijis (IRGC militias); we will fight, we will die, we will take Iran back!”
It is worthwhile to note that the most favorable slogan used by protesters during this round of uprising was namely: “Death to Khamenei”.
The demonstrations of the people in many cities led to a conflict with the pressure forces, and anti-riot guards.
Why Iran’s malign behavior must be confronted —not appeased?
There is a big difference between attempting to appease the Iranian regime, of which the “Iranian people” shows in their massive protests nowadays as a necessity to confront Iranian regime as there is no real solution without this confrontation.
Those who have most suffered from the ‘Vilayat al-Faqih’ ideology in Iran are the Iranian people themselves, whose uprisings have been more frequent and intense over time. With the challenges facing the Iranian regime, these nationwide and massive protests are to increase into all of Iran’s provinces, especially once US sanctions are imposed and when the regime feels isolated and suffocated.
The Iranian people expect of the international community, and specifically of Europe to stop the failed policy of appeasement and listen to the voices of the people of Iran.