Friday, June 16, 2017

AntiMedia — Sec. of State Tillerson Admits US Policy of Regime Change for Iran

US policy is that the US has the right to remove governments with which it has issues, even democratically elected one.

Recall that the present situation in Iran is the consequence of the removal of the democratically elected government headed by Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953 through a coup run by the British and American intelligence services. A puppet government was installed under Shah Reza Pahlavi, which was notoriously brutal and corrupt. The result was a revolution that put the present Islamic government in power, which is a democracy based on Islamic law. since then the US has been aiming to reverse this covertly.  Now it is on the officially announced agenda.
Trump’s foreign policy team is filled with hawks on Iran, but Tillerson is the first administration official to advocate for regime change in his official capacity.
The Iranian government was quick to condemn Tillerson’s remarks. On Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi calledTillerson’s comments “interventionist, in gross violation of the compelling rules of international law, unacceptable and strongly condemned.”
“Since the 1950s, the United States tried to meddle in Iranian affairs by different strategies such as coup d’état, regime change, and military intervention.” Qassemi said, referring to U.S. involvement in the 1953 coup in Iran, dubbed Operation AJAX by the CIA.
What is liberal about this?

Another paradox of liberalism.
...it must be reiterated that regime change without any official direction from the U.N. is completely illegal.

Iran just elected a reformist for the second time (with a higher voter turnout than the U.S. elections in 2016). This reformist, Hassan Rouhani, is more than capable of cutting deals with the U.S and its allies. According to Tillerson himself, as explained above, the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is clearly workingeffectively, further reducing any concerns regarding Iran’s capacity to pose a nuclear threat to anyone.

Why seek to topple a government elected by its own people? For “democracy” and “freedom?” Or because Iran sells its oil in Yuan, a direct attack on America’s control over the financial markets?....
The US only cites international law in its own advantage and does not regard itself boundary either international law or treaty when it suits US interests. That is the definition of a rogue state.

AntiMedia
Sec. of State Tillerson Admits US Policy of Regime Change for Iran
Darius Shahtahmasebi

See also

Think Progress
Tillerson calls for regime change in Iran
Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani | Associate Editor

2 comments:

Bob said...

Regime change, followed by the "taking of oil"?

Bob said...

Trump to Putin: We're going to do regime change in Iran! It'll be great! You'll love it!