Unity, coherence; what Iran needs to address US threats

IRNA – Seemingly, US unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and Washington’s threats against Iran and its international economic and political engagements tend to constitute the most vital issues affecting Iran in recent months.

Despite the long history of US threats against Iran, the fresh wave of threats, mainly the outcome of the radicalism now overwhelming the White House, are at their highest level.

Over the past 40 days, there have been many ups and downs in confrontations between Iran and the United States.

Now with US President Donald Trump and his team well-established and with Washington staying out of the Iran Deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the face-off between Tehran and Washington has entered a very critical stage.

Trump and his administration from the outset adopted a radical stance in their foreign policy while they spared no efforts to follow a unilateral approach towards Iran and other countries that are independent from the US and its policies.

They argue, this way, they are going to guarantee the US interests and to achieve their ends they put high on their strategy agenda protecting the US economic interests.

In other words, they blatantly favor the US economic benefits over its international interests and they even sacrifice the US international credit to go on with their plans. That is why the US government considers as legitimate violation of international agreements like the JCPOA or snubs mistrust of the global community towards the US and turn a blind eye on demolition of its global credit or even the discontent of the American media or the elite in the country while trade interests and economic benefits gained by the capitalist in the country are secured.

Trump and his colleagues have clearly demonstrated over the past year that they have assumed a strategy of a head-on confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran as an independent nation and a country not aligned with the United States, using all its economic and diplomatic capacity to reach their goals.

But to address the US approach, what remains to be determining and decisive, is the policy followed by Iran on its path towards protection of its authority and national coherence.

It has been proved during the past 40 years that whenever internal coherence, national unity and people’s trust in the authorities have been at an acceptable level, foreign threats have got nowhere.

And on the contrary, in the lack of such a trust and coherence, domestic dangers as well as foreign threats have tended to prevail.