Analysis by PMOI/MEK
May 2, 2018 – With the May 12th Iran nuclear deadline imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump just around the corner, a variety of reports are seen from inside the Iranian regime and its state media expressing grave concerns in this regard.
“Anti-Iran claims were repeatedly raised during the first visit to Riyadh by the new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In a press conference with his Saudi counterpart, Pompeo emphasized the U.S. will withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if changes are not implemented. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir also called for further sanctions against our country. This is the reason behind the increasing political traffic between the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.”
Former Iranian diplomat Ali Khorram shed more light into Tehran’s concerns.
“Trump is sending dangerous signals to Tehran while attempting to establish new conditions around Iran. He is attempting to maintain the JCPOA formality, while containing Iran through the Europeans or further sanctions against Iran. If this fails, he will even resort to military action in this trend,” he said, according to the Khabar Online website.
“It appears circumstances after the North Korea development have made conditions ripe for military action. There is a certain reason for their presence in the Middle East. They are preparing the necessary coordination for a possible military strike. The status quo does not comply with Iran’s interests.”
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi added his input on recent revelations made by Tel Aviv against Tehran.
“The fact that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu holding this show 10 days prior to Trump’s JCPOA decision makes it obvious this was aimed to influence Trump’s verdict,” he said, according to Iran’s Alef website. “Or they are preparing the grounds to completely destroy the JCPOA. It’s interesting how everyone is campaigning in this regard and the most senior officials are involved in this subject.”
Other individuals close to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani are also voicing anxiety about this important matter.
“We are facing a very dangerous issue called the new U.S. President!” said Rouhani advisor Akbar Torkan, according to Iran’s Khabar Farsi website. “This dangerous phenomenon can be as destructive for us as war and United Nationssanctions. Trump has imposed very difficult circumstances and he is bullying Europe to adopt unconventional behavior towards us. These very difficult conditions are having an impact on everything.”