About Trump's Regime Change Doctrine
درباره دکترین تغییر رژیم ترامپ
A month ago, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated Trump's doctrine of regime change for Iran saying US will support "those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government" (1). Quickly prominent activists inside Iran condemned Mr. Tillerson's statement as interventionist (2). During the last month, US officials have tried to promote the same old Iranian US puppets of the last decades, who are called Iran's opposition by the Persian language international media such as VOA (3). This will not build trust with Iran's real *independent* opposition who have risked their lives and the well-being of their families all these years to fight the regime. Then how will Trump's doctrine work out in practice? Either the US will compromise with Islamic Republic of Iran and again will ask the Iranian US puppets, who are a hedge for such deals, to keep quiet like they did during Obama's era. Or the U.S. declares war on Iran. Is there a way out from this lose-lose situation? Yes and it has been discussed in a response to Dr. Ray Takeyh's recent article (4), and was sent to both Mr. Takeyh and to Washington Post. Let's hope we can start a discourse which is truly needed with regards to Iran's situation. Iranian people and activists want to be treated as equals by the US, and not as US puppets.
Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,
Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
July 10, 2017
1. Eric Pelofsky: Tillerson’s “Peaceful” Regime Change for Iran: Really? And What Comes Next?
2. واکنش جمعی از ایرانیان به اظهارات وزیر خارجه آمریکا
4. My Response to Dr. Ray Takeyh
پاسخ این قلم به دکتر ری تکیه
Do Iranian Secular Democrats Want Regime Change
آیا سکولار دموکراتهای ایران تغییر رژیم می خواهند