Battle between Rouhani and Khamenei or between two strategies for survival!

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By: Hassan.Mahmoudi

Rouhani stressed the role of his position as President at a meeting on constitutional rights and citizenship held on Monday, December 21, 2020, when he said, “Article 134 of the Constitution clearly states that policymaking and planning are the responsibility of the President."

Rouhani tailored his speech in response to Khamenei's speech of December 20, making every effort to introduce his strategy for the survival of the mullahs’ regime as opposed to Khamenei's strategy.  Because Khamenei, in his speech in a face-off with Rouhani on dealing with sanctions, emphasized a strategy of resistance and neutralizing their impact by relying on a contractionary policy. He had previously advocated the formation of a young Hezbollah government for Iran.

Against Khamenei's strategy, Rouhani proposed a multi-party system and a referendum. He also hastily tried to send his foreign minister, Zarif, to Europe to discuss the JCPOA.

The question is, what is the main dispute between these two gangs and why did they turn to this dispute at the height of the coronavirus outbreak?

The fact is, the regime is about to be overthrown in its entirety and this dispute is not just a trifling point of difference between these two gangs at the head of the mullah’s regime, but a struggle for the best approach and strategy for the regime’s very survival. An old proverb says, "When the land hardens, the bulls gore each other." Yes, now the regime leaders are seeking a solution for the incurable societal crisis they have created and have reached an impasse with two antagonistic strategies for survival.

Rouhani says that the survival of the regime depends on the presidency and, if it were not for the republic, the regime could not survive. He beats the drum of negotiations with the United States to lift the sanctions. Khamenei says that lifting the sanctions is in the hand of the enemy and beats the drums of neutralizing the sanctions and a resistance economy. Rouhani is talking about a multi-party system, and Khamenei's gang is talking about the candidacy of the IRGC commanders for the next presidential election, ultimately considering the IRGC as the regime's survival organ and magic wand.

With these two strategies as indicators, we could read the hands of these two gangs in all areas. These two strategies, in essence, are an internal war to seize the levers of plunder, looting and export of terrorism under the guise of diplomats and to take foreign nationals hostage, to kidnap Iranian activists and execute them, which Zarif wants to pave the path for, and to negotiation under the pretext of the JCPOA.  The revelations about the terrorist nature and inner workings of the regime's diplomatic machine coming to light in the trial of Assadollah Assadi in the Belgian city of Antwerp is an example among dozens.

The mullahs’ regime, by pursuing both strategies, has committed terrorist acts in Europe and other parts of the world and will carry on doing so with more intensity in its final stage.  Mr. Sikorski, a member of the European Parliament and former Polish foreign minister, meeting Zarif, referred to him as a smiling Ribbentrop (Hitler's foreign minister), any dealings with whom, according to Churchill, was like feeding crocodiles and against peace and democracy.  In these times, Sikorski said religious fascism sees any dealings as a green light for execution and assassination.

Now, the international community, and especially Europe, which for 41 years by pursuing an appeasement policy has enabled the mullahs’ regime to continue hostage-taking, extortion, terrorist acts, incitement to violence and war in the world, oppression, and imprisonment and torture at home, must stand firm against the Iranian regime. Receiving and meeting with the Minister of Terrorism and fundamentalism of Iran is giving permission and green light to their terrorists in Iran, the Middle East, and Europe. Everything became clear in the court of Antwerp, Belgium, and it cannot be ignored, otherwise, the mullahs’ regime will become emboldened.

Hassan Mahmoudi is a Europe-based social analyst, researcher, independent observer, and commentator of Middle Eastern and Iranian Politics. He tweets under @hassan_mahmou1. 

 


Submitted: December 28, 2020

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