Giving Carrots to Iran Will Not Alter Its Brutal, Expansionist Plan - Gatestone Institute - 30.04.22
Article by Majid Rafizadeh
"The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps ... will be responsible not only for guarding and preserving the frontiers of the country, but also for fulfilling the ideological mission of jihad in God's way; that is, extending the sovereignty of God's law throughout the world." – Constitution, Islamic Republic of Iran.
"We shall export our revolution to the whole world. Until the cry 'There is no god but Allah' resounds over the whole world, there will be struggle." -- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, 1981.
"We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world." --Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, The Economist, November 20, 2007.
Does anyone seriously think that having a bomb and billions of dollars will make the mullahs less aggressive?
It is time for the Biden administration and the European Union to see that, as with Putin's Russia, no amount of appeasement or concessions is going to pressure the Iranian regime – called by the US State Department itself "The world's worst state sponsor of terrorism -- to change its ruthless, expansionist program for the better.
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Iran was ordered by a US judge to pay $7.5 billion to the families of victims of 9/11. Does anyone seriously think that having a bomb and billions of dollars will make the mullahs less aggressive? (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)