Iran; Obama’s second term greatest challenge

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Publish Date: 23:50 - 26 January 2013
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TEHRAN, Jan. 25 (MNA) – US president took an oath of office for his second term, while US economic situations are in disorders; these situations,with a challenge called Iran, which would pose serious crisis for US foreign policy.

In his oath of officeceremony, Barack Obama tried to give the impression of a normal economic condition for the US. However, media circles of the US believe that Obama will have to face many challenges in next four years.

A relevant report byEuronewsgives an account of list of challenges Obama would face, such as budget deficits, taxes, immigration issues, dependence on foreign oiland not to mention the newgun law proposition, with implications of social terrorism.

* What does US Administration fearthe most? Iran’s nuclear program or Islamic Revolution of Iran

US top analysts has warned US frequent failures on the Middle East, with Brzezinski, former national security advisor under President Jimmy Carter, among them, who in an interview to Bloomberg, explicitly emphasized that " Middle East has become fully anti-American.”

In a report, Financial Times cites Iran as Obama’s main challenge in his second term. It calls President for making perspectives to adopt a diplomatic approach against Islamic Iran. Or, CNN gives Obama a warning recommendation that "Obama better be careful on Iran!”

 The question is that what aspects of Iran are dangerous for US. Iran’s nuclear program or other issues

If asked this question, the mainstream and state media, or US politicians would convince you that US main challenge from Iran is Iran’s nuclear program; however, the facts proved the contrary.

 Iranians were first to overthrow a US puppet ruler, Pahlavi Dynasty, by Islamic Revolution and worked out a model of an independent state, which was hostile to US colonialist policies.

 Iranian model, independent of powers in eastern and western blocs, has always won the explicit or tacit admiration of other courtiers in the Middle East, and this, has casted Islamic Revolution of Iran as a model for countries in the region.

Islamic Revolution of Iran has based its pillars on justice and fighting against oppression by states such as US (which oppress their own people). Islamic Republic of Iran is not like Saudi and Al-Qaida version of Islam; since they deprive man of his legitimate rights. Nor is it like Turkish secular version of Islam; since secularism allows for having relations with criminal state of Israel. As such, Islamic Republic of Iran has been popular among nations in the region.

 On the eve of the events in the region, media, from Time to Jerusalem Post and Haaretz, acknowledged that the voice of another Islamic Revolution was approaching, the implications of which being more obvious.

An analysis by Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a Zionist think tank, would reflect this fact clearly, which explicitly wrote: "Middle East has been modeling itself after Iran’s Islamic Revolution.”

* Has US handled Iran successfully?

Islamic Republic of Iran has been a major challenge to US foreign policy and it has collapsed US plans in the region, but US has not found yet better option to handle Iran’s challenges, as Foreign Policy had it, "we could not analyze Iran.” This confusion and frustration had media and analysis centers in the US suggest Obama a review of its approaches toward Iran.

Men from inside US have provided cogent answers to Obama, who frequently said that "all options are on the table.” Two US top strategists, Brzezinski and Chomsky, have discredited Obama’s claims. A few days ago, Chomsky, in his assessment of a military strike against Iran, said "military option against Iran is not a viable plan,” and Brzezinski has obviously called US ‘a stupid mule’ that follows Israel’s policies in striking Iran.

‘Sanctions’ plan was not successful either; Washington Post wrote a few days ago that a sanctions’ implication has bounced to sanctioning powers, and National Interest recommended Obama to lift sanctions against Iran.

This reveals that if Obama continues to make the same policies as in his first term, he will get more disappointing results, unless he revamps his foreign policy according to US national interests, and not based on Israel’s national interests, and tries to base interactions with Iran on mutual respect between two countries.

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