U.S. President Donald Trump has been planning to host a summit in Poland next month and it is certain that the Iranian regime will be one of the main focuses of the event. Not many details about the summit have been released yet and it is inexact how many and which countries will be in attendance, but this has not stopped the Iranian regime from lashing out against Poland and the United States out of desperation.
A few days ago, the Iranian National Security Chief Ali Shamkhani trying to appear apathetic, said to reporters: “When someone who says ‘sanctions with maximum pressure’ is reduced to holding ‘seminars and conferences’, it only means that he has lost the upper hand.” He also said that the Trump administration’s planning of such a summit shows nothing but “confusion” and a “lack of success”.
Another official to comment on the news was Javad Zarif – the country’s Foreign Minister. He said on Twitter that the summit in Poland is a “desperate circus”. He also said that “those who attended last U.S. anti-Iran show are either dead, disgraced, or marginalized. And Iran is stronger than ever.” This is with reference to the summit in Egypt in 1996.
The announcement of the summit was made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while he was on his tour of the Middle East. The summit is to take place in Warsaw on 13th and 14th February and security and stability in the Middle East will be focal points. The Secretary of State specifically mentioned Iran when speaking about the summit programme, highlighting that “making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence” is high on the agenda.
The U.S. State Department, although not being specific about the countries that are due to be represented, said that dozens of nations with an interest in stability in the region will attend the summit.
It will be interesting to see what European countries will participate as many have been very reluctant to speak out about the Iranian regime. The European signatories of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), have been very light on Iran – keen to preserve the agreement.
Europe’s participation would be a significant blow for the Iranian regime that has been suffering a series of setbacks in recent months.
The U.S. economic sanctions on Iran are really taking hold and the Trump administration recently announced that it will not be issuing any more waivers with regards to the importation of Iranian oil.
The people of Iran have been pressuring the regime consistently for more than a year now and they are adamant that the clerical rule will end. Sooner rather than later.
Although the U.S. sanctions do nothing to make their lives better – at least not in a material or economic sense – they understand that the regime needs to be put under intense pressure in order for it to collapse sooner.
It is for this reason that Europe’s presence at the summit would be welcome news to the people of Iran and a critical blow to the Iranian regime.
Source » ncr-iran