In his latest meeting with the Iranian regime’s most senior officials, the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei claimed that the “power system of the Islamic Republic and its achievements in various fields have become an attractive role model for nations.”
The question is, which other countries and nations around the world are now following Khamenei’s claimed, “attractive model?”
Regarding the damages to the regime with this policy, Abbas Abdi, one of the regime’s experts said, “Instability in foreign relations plays an important role in the stalemate of economic growth and has negative psychological effects on people. Iran is still embroiled in a variety of conflicts. The sanctions and the JCPOA, the Middle East and the issues of Syria and Lebanon, Yemen’s war, Iraq and its Kurdistan, Afghanistan, and the refugee crisis, possibly Pakistan’s problems, and to some extent, indirect involvement in the Ukraine conflict are among them.”
He added, “In addition, problems may arise between Baku and Armenia at any moment and affect Iran. Relations with the southern countries of the Persian Gulf, except for Oman and Qatar, are not stable, and we have our problems with Turkey. Oil exports and economic exchanges can also be problematic at sea and for the (oil) tankers. In short, the combination of these conditions increases the country’s risk index.”
‘Instability in foreign policy’ and its effect on “increasing the country’s risk index” is one of the characteristics of a government that suffers from a weakness in domestic politics and administration. The Iranian government is heavily involved in incurable crises and is relentlessly trying to dispatch these crises to other regions.
Discussing this ‘attractive model’, Khamenei was forced to confess the widespread desperation among the regime’s officials. He said, “Making the people lose hope and making them feel we have come to a dead-end is an act of oppression against the people and the Revolution.”
This is the paradox of his speeches as he uses terms that are expressed only by a government that is more fragile than ever. For this reason, the regime cannot adopt a consistent and long-term policy.
Khamenei said, “It is due to the passivity that man feels deadlocked and says that nothing can be done anymore; This is a dangerous poison. For a manager of a complex, it is toxic to feel stuck. And the enemies try extremely hard to instill this feeling in all of us in various forms. By meeting, talking, chanting, doing interviews, via the news, by some operational activities… they try to create despair, passivity, impasse, and the like among their opponents. This is damaging.”
Hopelessness, passivity, and impasse have become the common terms with the “attractive model” for the regime’s officials. Repeating these terms makes it crystal clear that the purpose of speaking about other subjects is to marginalize the regime’s main issue. Therefore, Khamenei is then forced to motivate the regime’s officials constantly and remind them that they are still not overthrown.
The truth of the matter is that the growing activities of the Iranian Resistance led by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), from its Resistance Units to its enlightening efforts on the internet, have created a great danger for the regime.