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Sophia @les_politiques
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1/ You might agree or not with this author analysis' on Iran's stance on #Khashoggi but it is true that those called #Iran reformists in the West, Khatami and then Rouhani, sought better relations with #SaudiArabia, just to be rebuffed. mondediplo.com/outsidein/why-…
2/ This really calls into question #Iran reformists' project of engagement with the West because as long as the West is wedded to the #Saudi monarchy, this monarchy will make everything in its power to marginalize #Iran for fear it might replace it as a regional power.
3/ Unlike #Russia who has been torn between East & West because of its geography, #Iran has always looked West, because of its elite, revolutionary or not. Maybe now it is time to look firmly East and never look back again.
4/ New #Iran sanctions are already a failure, trust what grassroot neocons say about this, not the mainstream media.
- The view from the mainstream media repeating Pompeo's talking points: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
- The view from grassroot neocons: freebeacon.com/national-secur…
7/ "#Trump’s sanctions policy is beset by contradictions. It will not and cannot work, because the #US will be unable to isolate #Iran in the way it hopes to." middleeasteye.net/columns/how-us…
9/ An item from #Israel's covert war against #Iran. The West is silent on this.
10/ This article by @snarwani is premonitory. #Trump's new #Iran sanctions will have consequences far beyond their declared goals: they may send the world economy on an unchartered path, out of US control. mideastshuffle.com/2012/02/18/how…
11/ Another possibility is that #Trump's new #Iran sanctions may fragilize a global recovery that was extremely hard to come by after 2008 and that is still sluggish in many corners of the globe.
12/ But at this point, the #US is acting as if whatever #Israel wants takes priority over the global economic order and economic recovery, security and well being of many across the globe, not only Iranians.
13/ #Pompeo's demands for #Iran look like the list of #Saudi demands on #Qatar, meant not to be fulfilled, but to be rejected, preparing the ground for war, and nothing else.
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