Iran: Regime Change By Sanctions?

Trump advisor Rudy Giuliani called for regime change against Iran last weekend, and with a new wave of protests hitting the country over fears about the consequences of the US’ forthcoming reimposed sanctions, it looks like Washington wants to bring down the Islamic Republic through weaponized economic means.

Officially speaking, however, the US denies that it wants to overthrow the Iranian government via a Color Revolution or even a Hybrid War, claiming that Giuliani and other Administration officials who share his view such as now-National Security Advisor John Bolton are expressing themselves in a private capacity. Even so, the message that they’re sending is clear enough, especially when considering who they oftentimes surround themselves with when making these statements.

Giuliani, just like Bolton before him and definitely not for the first time, was hosted by the so-called “People’s Mujahedin of Iran”, better known by their Farsi abbreviation as the MEK and which used to be on the US State Department’s terrorist list until 2012 because of its history of killing Americans. This “syncretic” organization bringing together Marxist and Islamist views is still regarded as terrorists by the Iranian authorities, therefore making Giuliani’s presence at their yearly gathering in Paris particularly provocative. While Tehran has long been aware of the regime change plans that the US intends to pursue through its alliance with the MEK, the Islamic…

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