Trump Strategy Is Working – Iranian Terror Regime ‘Nearing Collapse’ – The Nation

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When leftist media outlets admit something not usually beneficial to their narrative, it is time to take notice. In this case, it is the far-left, ‘progressive’ magazine, The Nation. As I have been noting for a while – thanks, in part to President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign, the Iranian terror regime is under the worst pressure it has been under in decades.

And now, even The Nation is acknowledging it.

Of course, the ‘progressive’ platform blames a lot of the regime’s woes on Covid and spins it as a humanitarian crisis (which it certainly is), but that doesn’t change the reality; the Iranian regime is “nearing collapse.”

Ahmad Jalalpour, an Iranian journalist in Iran, notes in The Nation, the three primary factors that have brought the regime to its knees: “Tens of millions are reeling under an unholy trinity of the pandemic, U.S. sanctions, and government misrule.”

Jalapour adds how Trump’s sanctions are pushing the regime over the edge:

Given the endemic problems of governance and the tightening of the sanctions under the new US special representative for Iran, Elliott Abrams—not to mention the devastating toll on the country’s medical community—a consensus is forming among medical professionals that the country is fast approaching a catastrophe.

Iran is primarily an oil-exporting country. Technically, the medical system is exempted from US sanctions, better known as the “maximum pressure campaign.” However, by targeting the country’s financial and energy sectors, the US sanctions have set off an economic depression that could be worse than any in Iran’s modern history.

And that is exactly the point of Trump’s strategy. To force the regime to stop spending billions of dollars on its illicit weapons and missile programs, regional imperial ambitions, and terror efforts, and spend it on its people instead.

It is worth noting that despite difficulties created by the sanctions, U.S. sanctions do not prohibit humanitarian assistance or medical sales to Iran. As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in March:

The whole world should know that humanitarian assistance into Iran is wide open. It’s not sanctioned. We’re doing everything we can to facilitate both the humanitarian assistance moving in and to make sure the financial transactions connected to that can take place as well.

While the U.S. and Europe should make a point to facilitate and increase exempt humanitarian and medical sales to Iran, now is not the time to lessen sanctions or appease the Iranian Mullahs. Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden – also take note: Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ is working. Don’t stop now.


Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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bob d
bob d
10 months ago

Biteme will f-it up, you can bank on that!

Disgusted
Disgusted
10 months ago

Don’t worry Iranian terrorist regime, beijing biden will fix it as soon as he is illicitly placed into the WH. The wheel will then turn and the US energy sectors will be brought to their knees to accommodate the old crook’s chums.

Frank Norton
10 months ago

The Biden family mob funded by China and other Communist countries need to be prosecuted and put in prison and not elevated to the presidency of America . How successful was the stealing of the presidency and no opposition of the Supreme Court Justices and state and federal judges …. now China had hacked into the federal computers …. as President Trump has reported and not Russia as the Democrats falsely used to impeach the president .

Deb
Deb
10 months ago

Now if we could just get the bitem regime to collapse ( along with all minion supporters), that would be ideal!

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
10 months ago

Joe Biden is now singing the Mighty Mouse theme song to the Iranians, “Here I come to save the day!” In the Mighty Mouse song the lyrics, “That means Mighty Mouse is on the way.” But for the Iranian Mullahs that means, “Sleepy Joe is on the way.” If the Democrats manage to steal this election, Biden will bail Iran out like Obama did and might also bail Cuba out like Obama did. Bush 43 had both of Iran and Cuba on the verge of collapse when Obama bailed the out. President Trump has them both on the ropes and has made a huge dent in China’s economic power but Joe will fix that.

TheMadMan
TheMadMan
10 months ago

Joe Biden should be going to the prison Islands and not into the White House along with his son.

TheMadMan
TheMadMan
10 months ago

All of these evil Democrat politicians are Anti-American Communists that should all be shipped off the the Prison Islands for the Military Tribunals right away especially Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Eric Holder, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, all of the Obama administration, George Soros, That is the only way we will get our country back.

Glenn
Glenn
10 months ago
Reply to  TheMadMan

Bill Gates, Nancy Peloci…..

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago
Reply to  Glenn

Amen!

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago
Reply to  TheMadMan

Amen!

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago

If Biden has huis way we will become China’s lap dog.

THOMAS
THOMAS
9 months ago

Buck Fiden and that Hoe ! Neither one is capable of being president of the USA !

Joey Baloney
Joey Baloney
9 months ago

Brain-Dead Biden will probably see to it that the Iranian regime gets back on their feet with another plane load of cash

DOMINIC PASQUAROSA
DOMINIC PASQUAROSA
9 months ago

Hurry up and collapse!!! PLEASE,,,,,Too many tyrants on the planet. The democrats support our enemies,,,,,,money, and superficial friendships are more important than WE THE PEOPLE!

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
9 months ago

Biden’s strategy toward Iran will be as bad as the Obama-Biden administration’s was. Biden will reverse President Trump’s success as surely as Obama reversed President George W. Bush’s success against Iran in Iraq. Now Iraq is very friendly toward Iran, to Iran’s obvious benefit.


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