The reasons behind US love of Iran
Orient Net - Al-Hayat 2016-09-11 10:42:00
Jamal Khashoggi – in his article in Al-Hayat – wonders who will believe the US as it continues to lie regarding the nuclear deal, since it claimed that it is supposed to make the world “a safer place,” explaining that Iran has violated the deal several times without suffering real consequences and a recently published report by an international institute proved that there exists a secret agreement between US and Iran, allowing the latter to continue with its nuclear program.
“Why is the US playing favorites, why is it turning a blind eye to Iran’s endless violations and why is it so persistent on making Tehran return to the center of the international community, even though it has not changed and does not ever intend to do so?” the writer asks.
The writer believes that there are four reasons to the US obvious love of Iran:
First, Iran has its own Shiite project in the Sunni-majority region which grows stronger every day. The West approved this project proving that it goes by the saying, "whoever holds the gun has a stronger alibi." Therefore, the writer argues that “we need to remind the US that our Middle East is not America’s West, but we need a project to counter Iran’s so we can be heard.”
Second, Iran has strong papers to negotiate with, the Nuclear Project and the Expansionist Project. Iran learnt it from Israel; occupy then negotiate. The writer then argues, “what papers do we have that we can negotiate with?”
Third, Iran echoes one voice. The US receives one unanimous Shiite voice, unlike the statements reiterated by the Sunni countries which echo different and often contradicting stances regarding Syria and Iraq. The writer argues that the solution is by uniting our voice and placing one capital as the leading Sunni force especially in battling Iran.
Fourth, the US, following September 11, became sensitive towards the Sunni Islam. The writer explains that there is no direct solution to the fourth problem without solving the first three.