The Tehran government needs to think twice before taking any steps in domestic and foreign policies as internal turmoil has not ended yet.
“While the EU’s grand effort to keep the JCPOA alive seems to fail in the future, unlike the U.S., the participant countries have shown that they still maintain the channel of communication with the government of Iran.”
“The African proverb goes to say that when two elephants wrestle, it is only the grass on which the wrestle taking place will be harmed. Iraq looks like it has become the grass affected by the two fighting elephants: Iran and the U.S.”
The Turkish model, offered by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) after 2002, presents a political community of Muslims and non-Muslim peoples in a post-nation-state framework.
The Trump administration’s new Iran strategy, as highlighted by Pompeo in his first public speech, will negatively affect the lives of ordinary Iranians rather than the ruling elites.
“With its great potential in natural resources such as oil and gas, Iran would have been a regional power if the country had not faced international sanctions for many years. Therefore, it can be argued that the main reason for the U.S.’s insistence on the sanctions imposed on Iran was to keep Tehran at a limited capacity in regional and global politics.”
The U.S.’ untrustworthy diplomatic moves, along with the decision to pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran has led to more instability in the Middle East.
The economic impact of a sharp U-turn will be immense for both Tehran and its economic partners. But politically, Trump has been rallying against the deal since his presidential campaign, describing it as the “worst deal he has ever seen.” Hence he might well prioritize his own domestic credibility.
Allies are quickly losing faith in Washington’s erratic foreign policy decisions and confidence in its leadership is rapidly diminishing.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the U.S. signed the nuclear agreement in 2015 and thus cannot annul it at its will, warning of a new crisis in the region.