The Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of Iran’s Islamic Consultative Assembly, Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, stated that Iran was making every possible effort, together with India, Russia and nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus, to begin a joint regional campaign against terrorism. He highlighted that only with the help of such joint efforts can one combat terrorism, the plague of the 21st century, which the current U.S. administration is using for its military purposes. And by rescuing the remaining ISIS mercenaries and sending them to countries adjoining Syria, the United States is trying to maintain constant pressure on Middle Eastern governments that oppose the USA.
It is worth mentioning that Tehran does not rely on Riyadh at all when it comes to resolving this issue. According to the second-in-command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Brigadier general Hossein Salami, Saudi Arabia is the “heart of evil” in the region and the world.
Iranian appeals to actively fight against terrorism and those who support perpetual instability in the Middle East are well-grounded and are given further credence by disturbing realities. Many clear-headed politicians have condemned Washington’s “duplicity” after more and more reports began to appear recently about the fact that President Donald Trump’s administration was striving to promote the sale of nuclear technologies to Saudi Arabia. Needless to say, what the entire world has known all along is becoming clearer with each passing day: neither human rights issues nor nuclear programs are true causes for concern for the United States as it is pursuing its foreign policy course in Middle Eastern countries, and first and foremost, in its satellite nation of Saudi Arabia. The murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul at the hands of the Saudi intelligence services, and the fact that President Donald Trump condoned this inhumane act are all instances of the USA exhibiting double standards in relation to human rights issues.
It is intriguing that after the death of the Saudi journalist, the House of Representatives and the Senate adopted resolutions which limit U.S. participation in military operations of the coalition, headed by Saudi Arabia, during the Yemeni civil war. What is more, the Senate approved the resolution following a vote that reflected overwhelming support for the idea that the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman was indeed responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.