President Obama's brave remarks on the United States policy towards the Middle East and North Africa, yesterday, is most definitely welcomed by the Iranian people who have lived under suppression of the theocratic regime for so long. "It will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy," said the president in his remarks.
Supporting the people of Iran to bring the mullahs' regime to its end will definitely help advance the said policy by the President as it is the Iranian regime that is stirring up most of the menace across the region. From supporting terrorism and violence, supporting repressive governments in cracking down on their own people, trying to divert the Arab Spring towards its own interpretation of Islamic statehood rather than a democracy and that is before mentioning its aspiration of developing nuclear weapons.
Supporting the people of Iran would mean an end to restrictions imposed on the main Iranian opposition movement, namely the terror tag on the Mek, as many courts in Europe and the United States have stated. Therefore, delisting the MeK is the first step that such change in policy would require. Terror tag is providing justification for the Iranian regime to further execute its opponents.
Two young men were hanged for "Moharebeh" (waging war on God) in Isfahan this week. Moharebeh is a tag Iranian regime places on its opposition to legitimize their execution. Terrorism is a tag placed on the MeK by the US to make way for the Iranian regime to tag its opposition with Moharebeh.
The new policy no longer supports the unjust tag on the MeK and lifting the tag is the real message of support the United States can send to the Iranian people in the streets that their calls for freedom are well received.
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