By Ismael Sharafi
In order to hide its own crises the Islamic Republic of Iran has followed a policy of creating crises in the region and neighbouring countries. But it seems that it is no longer possible to create crises since the internal crises are worsening and it is no longer possible to hide them.
Saturday, 27 October 2018, at the same time as the parliament of Iran held a public hearing in which Hassan Rouhani, the regime’s president, introduced four people as candidates to four ministries, namely, economy, industry, road and transportation and the MPs commented on them, some in favour and some against. The four countries of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey, hosted by Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, negotiated the issue of Idlib and how to end the civil war in Syria.
Given the Turkish summit and Iran’s absence in it, and considering the process of the proposed ministers and the discussions in the parliament, it showed that Iran both internally and even on the regional and international arena is facing deep crises.
Not inviting Iran to Saturday’s meeting in Turkey, in which the main topic was to discuss the situation in Syria (ceasefire in Idlib), cannot be good news for Iran. Iran, which by creating crises, intervention and threatening the security in the region has obviously a bigger strategic agenda, is thinking about its own interests and considers Syria as its own playground and during the last seven years has incurred huge financial and human costs, getting excluded from such a meeting couldn’t be so simple and without analysis.
By not letting Iran to participate in the summits about Syria, on one hand, it was welcomed by the Syrian opposition, and on the other hand, it brought about a more moderate reaction from the Israelis. Hence, the international community, especially those who have some interests in Syria, have realized that ignoring Iran could normalize the Syrian situation. In other word it seems that they have realized that the main reason for Syria’s almost eight years of war, bloodshed and destruction has been Iran’s direct involvement in the region.
On domestic level apart from different communities of Iranian people’s struggle, the regime is completely incapable of governance and handling the crisis. If we take the economy as an example, even though the country is rich with natural resources, due to irresponsible policies and by neglecting the knowledgeable and independent people, the government has not been able to resolve the problems in this field.
Today during the introduction of the four ministers to the parliament and the candidates defence speech which resulted in all of them being voted in, it was reviled that neither Mr. president nor the candidates, which their job is to work for the peoples wellbeing and welfare, and even the MPs who oppose the candidates being voted in, did have any project to resolve the problems, and it was obvious that they don’t have a correct understanding about ordinary people’s daily life situation.
A regime that has been struggling to cover its internal crises and hide its human rights abuses against the Iranian people and the dissidents, outside the borders it follows a destabilization policy, now more than ever it is facing different deep crises and can no longer hide them.
Translated: N Mohammadzadeh