Terrorism is made in Iran
Ever since the Mullahs came to power in 1979, Iran has been fomenting trouble and unrest in the Middle East. The regime has been making every effort to interfere in the affairs of the Arab states, including Iraq and Syria through its Revolutionary Guards, Lebanon through the terrorist group Hezbollah, and Yemen through the Houthi militias.
However, one needn’t go way back in history to understand Iran’s support for terror. Take a look at the situation in Syria and the recent Douma tragedy caused by the coldblooded chemical attack. The Iranian regime is a participant in the crimes perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, bringing untold misery to innocent, unarmed people, constituting a serious crime against humanity.
Any way you look at it, whether from the military, political, legal or judicial angle, Tehran has a clear hand in the crimes perpetrated by the Al-Assad regime. If it was not for Iran, Al-Assad would have long lost power and would have had to face justice for his crimes.
According to official Iranian reports, more than 33% of the Iranian people are living below the poverty line, and 6% of them – about 5 million people – are on the verge of starvation, meaning, they cannot survive since they have nothing to eat. Despite such a situation within Iran, Tehran continues to support Al-Assad with billions of dollars to ensure he remains in power.
What makes Iran so generous in its support for Al-Assad is reflected in the statement made by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his group. They said that if they don't fight in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo, or create a defensive line throughout the Mediterranean coasts, they would have to fight in the Iranian cities.
Hussein Taib, who has close links to Khamenei, said in one of his speeches: "We have to defend Iran outside its borders. That's why we are here in Syria. For example, if we lose the Khuzestan region, we can restore it later, but if we lose Syria we will not be able to protect Tehran and we will be falling."
On the other hand, the recent uprising in Iran has proved that the Iranian people have rejected the regime. The anti-regime people, who are fed up with the regime, had openly declared, "No to the rule by the jurisprudent- referred to as Al-faqih(Guardian Jurist).” They raised slogans, "Death to Rouhani,” to target the head of the "Faqih" authority and to overthrow the entire regime.
World attention is now almost entirely focused on Syria. The UN Security Council has convened an emergency session to take a decision against Al-Assad. However, what needs to be taken into account is that any action against Al-Assad should not be to only alleviate the problems of one country, but should be a wider international and humanitarian action to safeguard human dignity, human rights, and security. The regime has crossed all the red lines which make it a major party to the crimes committed by Al-Assad.
UN Resolution 2118 states that in case of the repeated use or transfer of toxic gases, the Al-Assad regime should take full responsibility. The regime has already violated the resolution, but unfortunately we haven't witnessed any real or serious action by the United Nations as yet.
The Iranian regime is equally responsible for the crimes perpetrated against the Syrian people. And the world is currently witnessing these crimes spearheaded by Iran which has been solely responsible for propping up the regime.
Iran is the initiator and exporter of all kinds of international terrorism. It is time that the international community, especially the Arab world, seriously acts against the brutality of Tehran and Damascus – two regimes that are the primary cause of the growing instability in the region.