IranInsight|Showcasing a Multifaceted Iran

This September was an important month for President Donald Trump. It was the first time he stood in front of the UN General Assembly and talked directly to such a large gathering of world leaders and senior foreign officials. He started by bragging about the big changes he has brought to the US but moved swiftly – and aggressively -- outside US borders.

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An understated consequence of the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal was that it represented conflict resolution through a multilateral framework and a step away from forceful US unilateralism. Washington, it seemed, had turned its back on the days of the George W. Bush administration’s seeming indifference to the interests and concerns of other global powers, exemplified most saliently by its military interventions in the Middle East.

 

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Appearing at a Washington think tank on Tuesday, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley laid out what appeared to be a rationale for the Trump administration to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal next month.

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As Iran’s economy began recovering with the lifting of international sanctions, Akbar Torkan, a top advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, stated in December 2016, “Iran’s wealth and national interests were plundered by a bunch of marauders from Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E, Qatar, China and India.”

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In a featured article entitled “Why we have enemies” in the July 7 issue of the weekly Sobhe Sadeq, Brig. Gen. Yadollah Javani expounded the deep state view that there is an inherent, irreconcilable antagonism between Iran and its enemies.

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Six months into his administration, Donald Trump appears increasingly determined to start implementing his campaign promise of “dismantling the disastrous deal with Iran.”

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met on July 24 with the top brass of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), reportedly seeking to end a spate of disagreements that have been aired in public since Rouhani’s re-election.

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While the Trump administration asserts that Iran is violating the spirit of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran says the United States is violating the letter by trying to inhibit foreign business with the Islamic Republic and in particular, the return of tier one foreign banks.

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پس از شصت و چهار سال، پیامدهای کودتای ۱۳۳۲ در ایران همچنان در داخل و خارج از ایران مشهود است.

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Maryam Mirzakhani, the most prominent Iranian scientist of our times, just passed away from cancer at the age of 40. She was the first woman and the first Iranian to win the highest honor a mathematician can receive, the Fields Medal, also known as the Nobel prize of mathematics.

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