We begin tonight’s edition of A Window to the Fatherland with Dr. Alireza Nourizadeh reading one of his poems from the book of his collected works.
Dr. Alireza Nourizadeh:
I believe the tension between US and Iran has entered a very dangerous phase.When you look at the situation from this side in the US, you can have a better understanding of what exactly is happening.
However, Khamenei could not careless. All he is interested in is to secure a future for his sons and grand children and daughter in laws and those of his cronies who have made a great deal of wealth for themselves.
He cannot feel for Iran and the future of our people because he does not love the country, otherwise he would not have taken Iran and its people to the brink of a war. The fear is that he is prepared to destroy the country if he feels his rule is over.
I have no doubt that the drone attack on the Saudi oil pipeline by the Houthis has been ordered by the regime. Riyadh has also had no doubt about this and has directly blamed the Iranian regime.
The attack on the tankers in Fujaireh has also been carried out by the mini-submarines of the regime, called Majib, which houses two operators, one of which is a frogman and leaves the device and attaches the mine to the body of the tankers.
Most of the military hardware used by the regime in the region has been shipped via Oman and the Sultan Qaboos of this country owes his throne to the Shah of Iran.
The Iraqi militias of Hash Al Shabi have also received missiles from the regime, as they are closer to Israel.
It was this factor that the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travelled to Iraq last week to warn that these militias were about to attack US forces and interests in Iraq.
Pompeo and Bolton have warned about the consequences of such attacks for Iran.
However, people like John Kerry have said that if Iran is attacked the Iranian people will back the regime. We ask him and people who think like him if this is the same regime and the Iranians people today that they were forty years ago?