The history in making
If the world power do not repeat renege on their promises like they have done countless times in the past, then history is in the making. Six major countries, known as P5+1, halted everything that was going on in their respective countries in order to deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran with regards to its nuclear enrichment program. There are multiple angles from which one can look at this deal, which is currently in the process of being finalized; we will not examine all of them. It is, however, imperative to look at the history of the nations involved in the deal, their present and their potential future. What is certain is that regardless of how we approach the deal, tides are changing, and Iran is emerging as one the vital actors. Not only in the Middle East, but all over the world.
Iran, the world’s second largest oil producing nation, was falsely accused by the superpowers – especially the United States of America – of enriching uranium in order to build and develop nuclear weapons. Under this pretext, the United States hammered sanctions after sanctions on Iran’s economy with the intention of crippling it. Though denied by every administration that has ruled Iran since the Islamic revolution of 1979, the West in its obstinacy made sure that Iran didn’t excel economically. Even the Leader of the Muslim Ummah, Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, mentioned in his speeches that it is religiously forbidden and against Iranian and Islamic principles to develop weapons that can cause destruction on such a large scale in terms of human life and the environment, and for an extended period of time as well. It is worth mentioning that the Leader’s statements were not for international American endorsement; in fact, it is clear from his speeches that the Leader does not have any soft spot for American and Western governments. On the contrary, the leader considers the United States an enemy of the Islamic Republic. So much so, that even during the nuclear negotiations, he was very vocal that regardless of the outcome of negotiations, Iran will never make peace with the illegitimate Zionist entity in Palestine. If the Leader was seeking international approval and endorsement of Iran’s nuclear program, he would not have released such a statement in the middle of negotiations. Therefore, it shows that when he said that the country’s program was not for the purposes of developing nuclear weapons, he wasn’t lying. This is the reason why Iran readily accepted the reduction of up to two-thirds of its installed centrifuges, from 19000 to 6014. More importantly, the Islamic Republic agreed to limit their uranium enrichment to 3.67% for at least the next 15 years. These facts all prove that the sanctions that were placed by the Western powers on Iran did not have anything to do with the nuclear program. Rather, the main reason was, because unlike other Arab and Middle Eastern countries, Iran has refused to become a puppet of the United States of America and has consistently resisted their “bully” attitude.
The present state of these nations is also worth mentioning. There are many who think that after the negotiations conclude, Iran and the United States will be on good terms. As mentioned earlier, the problem was never the nuclear enrichment, but the Islamic Republic’s sustained and ongoing resistance against American imperialist policies. The Leader of the Islamic Ummah has stated unequivocally on several occasions that Iran is only negotiating on the nuclear enrichment program, and that it will not even discuss local, regional or international politics with the United States of America. President Obama, however, has made it clear that Iran doesn’t have to recognize the Zionist entity, since it was previously mentioned many times both by America and Israel. Iranian President Hasan Rouhani also made something clear that the removal of sanctions will not be temporary, but that they must be terminated completely and permanently.
The future of the Iranian nuclear deal will definitely be a historical landmark, regardless of the outcome. The Islamic Republic of Iran, the underdog in this deal, has done something unprecedented: it has stood up for its rights, and has made its voice heard, loud and clear. There are two possible outcomes to this situation: either the negotiations will be successful and sanctions will be removed, or the West will back off from the deal. In either case, it will be a win-win situation for Iran. If the sanctions are lifted, Iran will receive a major boost in its economy that will result in even more progress. If the deal falls through and the West backs off, it will be a political win for Iran because the whole world will know that Iran was willing to negotiate and accept all the conditions put forth, but that the imperialist powers actually refused to work with an independent, sovereign nation. In other words, it will be a failure of Western diplomacy, and a historical victory for the Islamic Republic of Iran.