Skip to comments.Iran offers Arab states 'mafia deal' of security or punishment after Trump
Posted on 11/10/2020 10:22:58 AM PST by Red Badger
The message was clearly aimed at Gulf states and others that are partnered with the US.
Iran has sought to reach out to its Arab neighbors, with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warning them that US President Donald Trump will be leaving in 70 days, but Irans regime will remain forever. He urged them to realize that betting on outsiders to provide security is never a good gamble. In Arabic and English, he called for dialogue and to work together. The message was clearly aimed at Gulf states and others that are partnered with the US. Iran was offering them an opening, a message: Shift and join us, or suffer in the future the US will not protect you. This is a kind of carrot-and- stick approach, a mafia don offering protection.
Javad Zarif @JZarif A sincere message to our neighbors:
Trump's gone in 70 days
But we'll remain here forever
Betting on outsiders to provide security is never a good gamble
We extend our hand to our neighbors for dialog to resolve differences
Only together can we build a better future for all. 5:02 PM · Nov 8, 2020 6.5K 2.1K people are Tweeting about this
In a long speech quoted by Fars News Agency, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh urged Irans neighbors to return to talks with Iran. The Trump administration has gone in a very wrong direction over the past few years, and the maximum pressure has reached the maximum failure, he said. After the martyrdom of [IRGC Quds Force] General [Qasem] Soleimani, Iran resorted to the necessary reactions. Only the language of peace and respect responds to the dignity and civilized people of Iran, Khatibzadeh said. It is still time to step back from our failed policies and the inhumane legacy of the United States and the charlatans and bankrupt people who are advising the current US administration. We are looking closely at the actions and careers of the future US administration. We have to rely solely on ourselves, and the only solutions are indigenous... let the logical path of decision-making move forward, and the most dangerous thing is to look at foreign policy from the outside, he said. Tehran is wondering what might come next after Trump leaves. Iran has had a continuous policy, which is the policy of good neighborliness, Khatibzadeh said. He echoed Zarifs warning that those who asked for US security protection would find that they cannot always pay and lobby and buy security and kill the Yemeni people. This reference was about Saudi Arabias intervention in Yemen since 2015. This is a clear message from Iran to them that we said seven years ago in this government and in previous years that still stands, Khatibzadeh said. We hope they reach the rationale that we need a local mechanism in the region. Iran is always ready. Here again, Iran was promising Arab states a carrot-and-stick approach. If they obey Iran and work with its regime, then there will be security on Irans model, a mechanism from Tehran. Zarifs good cop approach clearly leaves the bad cop actions in the background. Last year, Iran used drones and cruise missiles to attack Saudi Arabia. It has mined ships in the Gulf of Oman, sent proxies to attack US troops in Iraq, fired rockets at the Kurdish regional capital of Erbil, attacked Kurdish dissidents in Koya, threatened tribes allied with the US in Deir al-Zor and pushed Hezbollah to threaten Israel from the Golan Heights. Irans friends in Lebanon, Hezbollah and Badr Party parliament members in Iraq, have all joined calls by the IRGC in Iraq to work closely with China. Iran is therefore quite clear now in messaging that it offers peace and security under its umbrella in the region. The quiet message behind this entreaty to be nice to Tehran as Trump leaves seems to be that those who dont accept and bend their knees in submission will face the wrath.
If Iran feels powerful to make such a threat, I’d say that’s a pretty good suggestion that they have indeed gone nuclear.
So much for peace in the Middle East.
The foreign wars committee is awaiting installation, just as "Horse jaw" Kerry predicted .
If Israel believes that we no longer have their back, they will launch against Iran - and Biden will have triggered another mid-east war - just as they wanted all along.
biden > china > green light
seems to be that those who dont accept and bend their knees in submission will face the wrath.
Odd how that mirrors the democrat position...
Bend the knee or we burn it down.
Israel was always to going strike Islamist fascist Iran regardless of who’s President we just sold them the mother of all bombs.
We have also been helping them engage in a hybrid muilti domain covert war for months now.
Iran Syria Communist Russia aren’t jolly fun loving peaceniks looking for peace, love, weed, and cheetos despite all the anti -semitic Paleo NeoCom (Neo-Communist), Nationalist Putinist talking points, they’re all cold blooded murderers who all seek regional/global dominance governance of power onto themselves.
Sleepy sleazy Joe is in the very pocket of the Russians, Iranians, Syrians, China you name it but his statist globalist Neocon handlers, will puff up his national security policies in order to keep the appearance that he’s a Democrat Reagan/GW Bush while keeping the kleptocracy afloat for long as possible.
They will only have to pay a chicken a week to protect the chicken house. Once the chickens are all gone they no longer need protection.
This is a spiritual battle. God will stand up for Israel.
They will be attacked at the end of the tribulation.
To find out that which is to come read the Bible.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Them that love her are blessed.
All the dry news, that leaves the truth found in the Bible out, is blind and extremely short sighted.
The battle belongs to The LORD. His plans are being played out. The question is, whose side are each one of us are on?
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