| 04.06,16. 05:28 PM |
Javad Zarif in Europe Begging for Bargain with
The Iran’s Mullahs
By: Keyvan Salami
Europe hosts this week Iran’s Foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif. He has plans to visit Poland, Finland, and Sweden. The trip has fueled criticisms from many concerned parties curious about Iran’s huge record of terrorism and the violations of human rights. Iran is the sole state in the world ruled by fundamentalist extremists. The events of a few months ago in Paris, Brussels, Sydney, and . . . , where innocent human beings were brutalized by fundamentalist groups drew attention to the establishments that jeopardize peace and the normal living of man. Iran is a regime that has made our world dangerous with its attempts to acquire atomic bomb and its support for terrorist organizations around the globe.
Lust for lucrative inter relations or political interests may have taken some politicians’ attention away from the sufferings of Iranian people and their neighbors. Nevertheless gamblers cannot always keep their cards unseen. Zarif sent his condolences to Hezbollah General Secretary Hassan Nassrollah for the death of Mustafa Badreddine Hezbollah’s top military commander. Badreddine is believed to have played a role in the 1983 US Marine barracks bombing. A few months later he was arrested and condemned for his part in the bombing of the American embassy in Kuwait. Badreddine indicted by The U.N.’s Special Tribunal for Lebanon for the 2005 assassination of the former prime minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, has been running Hezbollah’s military operations in Syria since 2011 and has been responsible for many killings and terrorist activities. Badreddine, who has countless terrorist acts in his record over the past 35 years, is one of the people responsible for massacre of hundreds of Syrian people notably women and children and rendering hundreds more of them homeless on the order of the clerical regime’s leader, Ali Khamenei. Zarif, who is seen by the Obama administration as a moderate, praised Badreddine as a” great commander”
Iran continues to provide financial and military support for the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon, which is listed as a terrorist organization by neighboring Arab states as well as European and US governments. The long record of hideous activities of Iranian regime has indeed made the rest of the world suspicious of the so called “diplomatic” moves by this regime. Javad Zarif is heading Iran’s diplomatic mission which is tasked to spy on Iranian dissidents and to pave the way for, meddling into other countries.
US lawmakers have recently shown concern about Iran’s suspicious financial activities. Congressman Eliot Engel and his colleagues referred to Iran’s support for the militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah, as well as Shia militants in Iraq, Houthi rebels in Yemen and the regime of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
British MP, Sir David Amess, announced that, “Iran has been and remains to be the source of instability in the region; any other conclusion is just wishful thinking. For the sake of this nation, the world and our future interests, we should not legitimize a horrible theocracy by shaking hands with its representatives, like Rouhani or [Javad] Zarif. Rather we must now stand with those seeking a free and democratic Iran”.
Al Arabia TV channel quoted from a report in the English newspaper “Sunday Times” that, members of Talban are going through training programs, under the supervision of Iran’s security officials, on the Iran- Afghan border. They receive instructions on how to use weapons and handmade bombs to attack NATO bases in the area.
Last year when Javad Zarif, in an article he wrote, claimed that in more than two centuries Iran had not started any war and did not pledge itself to that “stupidity”, distinguished US Senator, Joseph Lieberman, in an article published in Washington Post, commented on the role of Iranian regime in fueling regional conflicts. Senator Lieberman emphasized that support for the terrorist who have murdered hundreds of Americans and the presence of Iran’s IRGC forces, as well as Hizbollah and Shit militias, in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen overrules the honesty of what Zarif has claimed.
Javad Zarif is a devoted representative of the religious dictatorship that has been ruling Iran through absolute repression (including some 2300 executions during Rouhani’s tenure), belligerence in the region, and export of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism. Zarif’s mission is to maintain the survival of the Ayatollahs regime, which is engulfed in crises from all directions and is facing regional impasse and unprecedented isolation.
A statement from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the Paris based coalition that contains dissident organizations to the present regime, says interpreting a Mullah like Rouhani or a terrorist such as Javad Zarif as a moderate, by any party or state, has no reason but an ugly justification for bargain with the fascist Mullahs ruling Iran.
Follow Keyvan at @salamikeyvan