Iran Launches Massive Attack on Saudi Arabia But The World Seems To Side With Iran!
On 14 September, state-owned Saudi Aramco's oil processing facilities at Abqaiq and Khurais in the Eastern Province were the target of a sophisticated drone and cruise missile attack. Soon after the attacks, the U.S. and experts in Saudi Arabia came up with undeniable evidence which proves that Iran is behind this act of war. The attacks are a continuation of escalations from Iran over the past few months, including the series of attacks on Saudi oil assets and tankers in Persian Gulf waters. In its quest for regional hegemony and as part of its expansionist agenda, Iran continues to support armed terrorist groups across the region.
Mullahs of Tehran have tried to raise the stakes after the U.S. introduced tough new sanctions. Iran's actions are evidence that the sanctions are beginning to bite, and the regime in Tehran is lashing out irresponsibly. However, right now, Iran has decided to confuse the world and create disputes. Regarding this new strategy, Iran's president Hassan Ruhani, in a meeting with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, rendered a new initiated plan for regional peace, known as the "Hormuz Peace Endeavor."
In the meeting at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Tuesday evening, Rouhani and Macron talked about the details of the efforts by France and the other signatories to the JCPOA to save the nuclear deal. They also discussed Tehran-Paris cooperation in fields of mutual interest, the critical conditions in the region, and the Iran president's new initiative, the "Hormuz Peace Endeavor (HOPE)."
On the other hand, in order to confuse the world, besides offering a new peace initiative Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi, announced that Tehran plans to add the American organization, the United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), to their national list of terrorist groups.
"Terrorist and separatist grouplets were reportedly planned to be brought together in a ridiculous show by a front organization called United Against Nuclear Iran, with U.S. Secretary of State [Mike] Pompeo being the lead actor in this theater of the absurd," Mousavi said on Tuesday. In late August, Iran also added the Washington-based US think-tank, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), and its Chief Executive Mark Dubowitz to its list of sanctions for its role in spreading "economic war and alleged terrorism against the Iranian people."
These peace endeavors and sanctions are the new strategies that Iran is coming up with to confuse the world and have some imaginal leverage for negotiation. Otherwise, the FDD and UANI have no assets in Iran to be blocked by sanctions. As Amir Taheri, an International columnist, author and former Executive Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Kayhan (Iran's leading newspaper before the Islamic Revolution), has written on his Twitter account: "#Rouhani: We are ready for comprehensive talks. #Zarif: There will be no talks until the U.S. returns to JCPOA. #Khamenei: Any talks would mean success for Trump's "maximum pressure" policy. The mullahs have more positions on talks than Kama Sutra on you know what!"
Kaveh Taheri (Twitter: @TaheriKaveh), American Truth Project contributor, is a Turkey-based Iranian Human Rights researcher and journalist who has worked exclusively on Middle East. Kaveh, who was a former political prisoner in Shiraz, had been sent to prison for his writings and statements on his Websites and Weblogs in Iran and fled the country through Turkey to save his life.