CIA May Be Mulling Regime Change Strategy

CIA May Be Mulling Regime Change StrategyCIA May Be Mulling Regime Change Strategy

The US is apparently mulling over regime change in Iran, political expert Darius Shahtahmasebi told Radio Sputnik. The analyst explained that given Tehran’s rich natural resources and influential allies, Washington’s new anti-Iran strategy is likely to fail.

US President Donald Trump is considering a tougher strategy against Iran prepared by US top officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security advisor, H.R. McMaster. The new plan sounds like a set of “provocative measures” against Iran, Shahtahmasebi said, referring to “interceptions of Iranian arms [shipments]” allegedly going into Yemen and more “aggressive” US Navy responses to potential confrontations with armed vessels of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. “Those are some of the measures you may look at, but I also know that the US has basically set up a CIA office to implement regime change in Iran,” the expert said, noting that the assertive US foreign policy in Iran is nothing new. Even after more than three decades since the Islamic Revolution, Washington has not yet reconciled with the fact that Iran is an independent sovereign state that is fiercely opposed to US hegemonistic policies worldwide, especially in the Middle East, and will never toe the US line.

“The only difference under Trump is that he is so much more open about it,” Shahtahmasebi said.


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