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US Desperate Economic Warfare will not Work Either

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Nour Rida

Wherever you go throughout Iran, the economy is the talk of the town today. With increasing economic distresses and the unstable price of the currency, Iranians are a bit concerned also as the US intends to implement a new batch of harsh sanctions. However, the Islamic Republic has been trying to improve the situation through implementing new policies.

Three years have passed since the n-deal was sealed between Iran and Western powers, which was violated by the US; nothing unexpected. Annulling the deal has left its consequences on the Iranian economy; prices sky-rocketed and economic woes increased. You can easily hear people expressing how unhappy they are with the situation. However, no one in Iran seems to want to conduct a coup d’état or start unrest.

Sarah, a mother of two kids and a teacher says the prices of fruits and vegetables have unbelievably increased. She realizes that the economy is not in a very good shape. However, she assures that this has been a consequence of outside pressures. In her opinion, the Iranians are aware of the situation and even though they are unhappy, they want to preserve their country.

Mehdi for his part, who is a University student majoring in journalism says that the Iranian people understand the game well and realize that some countries with the US on the top of the list are afraid of Iran and do not like the fact that Iran is a country with a rich culture and holds seven thousand years of consecutive civilizations. However, he says that if the government does not carry out reforms to release pressure and improve the situation the people will probably react to the situation.

The Iranian government has started a series of reforms to resolve several problems. A senior Iranian official said on July 27 that all Iranians are duty-bound to help the government overcome economic problems in the country.

“It is our duty to work in coordination and synergy to help the government and other branches overcome economic woes and foil enemy plots for an economic war and psychological warfare,” Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said.

This came only a few days before Iran got a new central bank governor as the country struggles to check a steep depreciation of Iran’s currency and resolve a series of irregularities in its banking system.

Mina, a researcher at an Iranian university says that the US, using different means and methods has been trying to cause unrest inside Iran, which demonstrates how desperate it is in fighting a country that does not comply with its dictations and refuses to give up its independence.

Obviously expressed by US officials, economic warfare seems to be the current means of pressuring the Iranians. In a speech addressing the terrorist group MEK, Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the fall of the government in Tehran would be brought about by economic isolation.

“When the greatest economic power stops doing business with you, then you collapse… and the sanctions will become greater, greater and greater,” he said.

Giuliani blatantly confessed that the protests that took place in Iran this year were not unprompted. “Those protests are not happening spontaneously,” Giuliani said. “They are happening because of many of our people in Albania [which hosts a MeK compound] and many of our people here and throughout out the world.”

Iranians agree on a few things it seems; one of which has become very clear to them. US policies towards Iran have never been honest, and have always been policies of deceit. One thing that the US and its lackeys need to understand is that if the Iranian government was as unpopular as they claim, the people would have toppled the regime maybe right after the revolution, or sometime during the past four decades. The question that remains is how long will the US be able to tolerate Iran’s perseverance and persistence on being an independent state and its rejection to hegemony and for how long will the US be able to practice supremacy across the world, maintain its Eurocentric language and uphold its campaigns of lies to the world’s public opinion.

Source: Al-Ahed News