January 17, 2011
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 17 (UPI) — Iran’s president has made the country’s economy a “disaster,” but Tehran probably won’t compromise on its nuclear aspirations, a think tank official said.
Jonathan Paris of the London-based think tank, the Legatum Institute, said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s power figure, are unlikely to be fazed by Iran’s second series of talks with six major powers about its nuclear actions, Dubai’s al-Arabiya reported Monday.
The talks scheduled for Jan. 21-22 in Istanbul, Turkey, follow EU, U.S. and U.N. sanctions placed on Iran last year targeting gas and oil interests crucial to the Iranian economy, al-Arabiya reported.
“The reality is that even if the economy is hurting, it has a very small place in the calculus of Khamenei and Ahmadinejad. Unless the severity of the sanctions dramatically escalates, it is unlikely that Iranian leaders will see the sanctions as a domestic threat to their survival in power,” Paris said.
“Enormous pressure is required to lead them to compromise on the nuclear program.”
Al-Arabiya reported if Iran can weather the current sanctions imposed after eight years of debate over Iran’s nuclear quest, its leaders may believe the world community’s unity will cave in and not be able to sustain the sanctions.
“If sanctions fail to induce a compromise, then it seems that the only remaining measure is to convince Iran’s leadership that there is a credible threat of a U.S. attack,” Paris said.
Jan 17, 2018 Comments Off on Khamenei: Iran assumes its duty towards Syria
Jan 10, 2018 Comments Off on Iran’s Regime at War With Itself
Jan 05, 2018 Comments Off on Iran Stages Pro-Government Rallies, Cleric Urges Firm Punishment for Protest Leaders
Jan 04, 2018 Comments Off on Why the young people of Iran are rising up in protest
Sep 19, 2017 Comments Off on IRGC Corruption Continues to Ruin Iran’s Economy
Aug 21, 2017 Comments Off on IRGC: Hatami’s leadership promises increasing deterrence power
Jun 29, 2017 Comments Off on I.R.G.C. Commander Rejects Rouhani’s Criticism about Guards’ Role in Iran’s Economy
Apr 08, 2017 Comments Off on Iran Approves Massive Raise for Islamic Revolutionary Guards
Jan 17, 2018 Comments Off on Khamenei: Iran assumes its duty towards SyriaKhamenei: Iran assumes its duty towards Syria Tehran, SANA- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Ali Khamenei said that Iran assumes its duty towards Syria because “this is its mission.”
Jan 10, 2018 Comments Off on Iran’s Regime at War With ItselfIran’s Regime at War With Itself Public agitation in Iran has many wondering about the fate of the almost 40-year Islamic republic. As evident from the way in which the latest wave of protests has been contained,...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...