Iranian Resistance Culture against US, roots and causes - Part 1

Iranian Resistance Culture against US, roots and causes - Part 1
(Friday, August 31, 2018) 13:22

The roots of Resistance Culture of Iranians against US and its allies backs to more than forty years back and it is not a new phenomenon in sphere of Iranian foreign policy.

The Center of Mosque Studies – political and economic pressures on the Islamic Republic of Iran began just some days after victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 by US and its Western allies.

American and British capitalists whose interests were going to be eliminated in Iran started to put their tight sanctions against this country. Saddam Hussein, the lapsed dictator of Iraq attacked Iran by support of USSR and many Western on 22th September of 1980, the eight years war which caused to genocide of more than 1 million of Iranian soldiers and civilian

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US started to support Iraqi Army officially since 1982, after serial losses of Iraqi Army in front of Iran. Even according to the existent documents, some pilots of Iraqi fighters during the mentioned war were American citizens who worked for Iraqi Army.

After end of war, US continued its enmity against Iran and used higher level of sanctions against this country. While American politicians have claimed always that their problem is only with current political regime of Iran, their main sanctions have been opposed to interests and satisfaction of Iranian civilians who need drugs, airplane, automobile and many other necessary goods for their personal life

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By raise of Obama as the president of US, Washington began use of Dual Containment policy against Iran which was introduced by Martin Indyk, the previous ambassador of Washington in Tel Aviv. So, the sanctions were increased while Washington demanded for better relations with Tehran. Iran and US finally achieved an agreement on nuclear activities of Tehran named JCPOA on 18 October 2015.

According to this agreement, Iran undertook to stop its nuclear activities and US promised to suspend some of relevant sanctions against Tehran in return with coordination of European powers. Since of signing the agreement between the parties, IAEA has certified obligation of Iran to its commitment in JCPOA while US government never implemented its promises which were mentioned in the agreement

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By raise of Donald Trump to power, he started to withdraw from not only JCPOA but many other international agreements signed by past US government like Climate Change or NAFTA. On May 8, 2018, the United States officially withdrew from the agreement after President Donald Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum ordering the reinstatement of harsher sanctions. In his May 8 speech, Trump called the Iran deal "horrible" and said the United States would "work with our allies to find a real, comprehensive, and lasting solution" to prevent Iran from developing nuclear arms. The IAEA has continued to assess that Iran has been in compliance with JCPOA and that it had "no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009"  Other parties to the deal stated that they will work to preserve the deal even after the US withdrawal

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That’s why Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran refused to renegotiate with US government and emphasized on not reliance on EU. Instead, he recommended Iranian government and people to resist against Washington and its illogical demands

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This is what Wendy Sherman, the senior official of US Ministry of State and the member of nuclear negotiation team with Iran as “Resistance Culture”. Sherman accused Trump’s government to not understanding the resistance culture of the Iranian people. In an interview with Yahoo News published on Sunday, 29 July 2018, Wendy Sherman slammed Trump's use of threats to push his adversaries into submission, emphasizing that Iranians are not a nation to surrender to any threats

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But what is resistance culture and its roots in Iran? Why Iranians never homage facing threats? We try to elaborate this in the next part of this article. Stay with us.

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