The current war in Lebanon could be viewed as another bargaining chip in Tehran’s hands and it clearly puts mullahs’ regime ahead of the West in their confrontation as the 5+1 is yet to sanction Iran for it’s nuclear activities while the mullahs have already ignited the war they have been promising all along through their messages and threats to the West that will happen if they are taken to the Security Council.


Just two days after Ahmadinejad, Iran’s hardliner President, announced the completion of nuclear cycle in Natanz while making mockery of the United Nations Security Council Presidential Statement, an Iranian state-run daily Sharq on April 13, stressed on the connection between Iran’s nuclear projects and it’s meddling in Iraq. The daily wrote, “Iran’s infiltration of Iraq will once again empower the Iran, Syria and Lebanon triangle, and will realize our country’s great interests.” The daily added, “The nuclear dossier and the developments in Iraq move in paralleled on both sides of our current international objectives.”


Current bloodsheds and rising tensions in Iraq which are intended to give chances of survival to the mullah’s regime in Iran have now been extended through Lebanon. Western observers point directly to Iran as the main instigator and mastermind of this war and relate the war to the developments in the nuclear dossier of this country.


The concurrence of the war breaking out in Lebanon and the mullahs’ deadlock in killing more time as the 5+1 will restarts the nuclear dossier in the Security Council, underscores the fact that the mullahs’ regime while cornered in this face-off, beats on drums of war while the Security Council has yet to choose between ‘disgrace and war’ or a taking a ‘firm policy’ towards Iran.


The 5+1 foreign ministers on July 12, after two months, announced that there is no other way but to return to the Security Council and continue the process that had started. Should we not ask why this process was ever stopped? What was really the result of this two months freeze?


The fact was that the 5+1 group decided to give one more chance to the mullahs’ as part of the infamous “appeasement policy.” They put together a “package of incentives” to somehow bring the mullahs to the negotiating table; how naïve. The Western politicians have still a logway to go before they can understand a mullah.


Clearly the incentive package only provided more time to the Iranian regime to continue its evil intentions and clearly the mullahs’ used it to gain more time well spent to develop the bomb.


The solution to the crisis, that we are witnessing only the beginning of it, lays in no war or any incentive package to a tyrannical regime but it is in the hands of the Iranian people and is found in the streets of Tehran. The people of Iran are the only solution for the Middle East crisis. Any other approach will lead to war and even more wars.


Two years ago in a speech at the European Parliament, the exiled Iranian Leader and the President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, predicted clearly that, “A democratic change by the people and resistance of Iran is the only possible way to prevent an imminent war,” and stressed that, “Giving incentives to the mullahs will not persuade them to change their inauspicious objectives.”


“Let us remember that Winston Churchill tolled the British Parliament upon Neville Chamberlain’s return from signing the Munich Pact with Hitler in 1938, ‘You were given the choice between dishonor and war. You chose dishonor. And you will have war.'” Rajavi said, in her European Parliament address in 2004.


Nima Sharif is a political writer and the publisher of

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