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The Mullahs Regime of Iran is Under the Pressure of an Economic Crises

Economic expert Hussein Raghefar warned that famine and insurgency are on the way. The economic crisis leads people to revolt against the clerical regime.

I can assure you that our goal is to make sure that the exchange of financial sanctions is not carried out through SWIFT or any other mechanism,” Mnuchin said. “Our focus is to make sure Sanctions apply “.

Never, I insist, this regime will never adhere to international conventions, It can only be done at one extremity, it is completely drowning.

The government newspaper Arman dated October 23, wrote in an article about the effects of sanctions that the United States had imposed a number of sanctions on the Iranian regime before its nuclear program was set up. After a deal was reached, during the Obama era, the United Nations and US sanctions stopped. but when Trump became the president of the United States, he threatened to withdraw from the agreement. and finally, sanctions will be restored. In addition, the United States will impose new sanctions on the Iranian regime.

The newspaper “Arman” continues: “If we can not export oil, we will not get it, and as a result, there is no currency to supply the necessary materials.” It should be acknowledged that the previous sanctions were not very severe. so the US plans to extend these sanctions. That is, the old sanctions will be imposed on us, in addition to the new sanctions that will be imposed. It should also be acknowledged that in politics, advertising and psychological aspects are very important, and while there is still no sanctions on oil and gas, but all people are aware of the sanctions in November, they will have a psychological effect. The advertising aspect is very important.

Secretary of State Treasury Steven Mnuchin said the states would be harder to get Iran’s oil sanctions exemptions than the Obama administration, and reiterated concerns about rising oil prices, saying the market is short of money, according to Reuters, Oct. 21. considered.

Our focus is on sanctions being applied

At the start of his Middle Eastern travel, Mnuchin said that countries that want exemptions from the sanctions to buy oil from the Iranian regime should reduce more than 20 percent of their oil imports, which would be prior to 2013 to 2015 to take exemptions…

The Treasury Secretary said, “I expect that if we grant exemptions, the reductions will increase dramatically.”

“I can assure you that our goal is to make sure that the exchange of financial sanctions is not carried out through SWIFT or any other mechanism,” Mnuchin said. “Our focus is to make sure Sanctions apply “.

To this day, the Iranian regime’s oil exports have been dramatic

secretary Mnuchin refused to mention details of US talks with Swift executives…

According to estimates, Iran’s oil exports may drop by two thirds and push oil markets under sanctions.

42% decline in European tourists to Iran due to sanctions and diplomatic challenges

Regarding the consequences of sanctions imposed by the Iranian regime, the ISNA news agency wrote to the so-called head of the “Tourists Society”, Ibrahim Pourfräjer: “In the second half of the year, although the cost of travel to Iran has halved, the number of European and American tourists” due to Threats and sanctions “has fallen 42 percent.

Due to currency fluctuations, domestic agencies have reduced their travel to Iran by about 56%

This situation is as far as Iran with 22 cultural/historical centers registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List,

And the “Desert Lut” in the list of sites and nature centers, ranked tenth with the United States among the countries of the world, above Japan, Brazil, Australia, Greece, and Turkey. Italy, China, and Spain are top of the list. ”

The countdown of sanctions is ticking

“US sanctions on the Iranian automobile sector, the gold and other trades of gold and other key metals and their foreign exchange trade were implemented on August 7,” the US State Department said on its Internet site, “American Lion.”

Department-of-State.

From midnight on November 4, Iranian oil purchases should be stopped, or Iranian oil buyers will be banned from trading with the United States.

With this deadlock, the message from the US government cannot be further elucidated.

As the Donald Trump said, “the United States is pursuing additional sanctions much harder than before to counteract all the vicious practices of the Iranian regime,” said the news agency affiliated with the US Department of State’s “International Bureau of Information Programs.” Any person or entity that does not comply with these sanctions will face severe consequences. ”

The second round of US sanctions against Iran / Brian Hook trip to Europe and India

On October 11, 2018, the US State Department site wrote that Brian Hook, the Special Representative for Iran, traveled to India and Europe from October 10 to 17 for further discussions on US foreign policy towards Iran.

Who is Brian Hooke?

Brian H. Hook, a US lawyer, and politician have been appointed as director of the Iran Action Group since July 2017 as political planning and policy adviser to Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State. His responsibility was to fully review and coordinate the actions of the Iranian regime in the US Department of State. He is working directly with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Brian Hook, the spokeswoman for the United States Department of State

He is also responsible for coordinating the new US policy toward the Iranian regime with other US government agencies.

His other duties include working with the international community to change the regime’s behavior in Iran.

He said the goal of the maximum economic pressure on the Iranian regime is to cut off its financial resources so that it can not afford to finance the financing of terrorism and its missile programs.

Brian Hooke in the Bush administration has been the assistant secretary of state for international affairs and in the government of Trump, director of the State Department’s Policy Office and a special assistant to the president of politics.

Brian Hook, the spokeswoman for the United States Department of State on Iran’s affairs, spoke with a United States spokeswoman Niki Haley at a United Nations-sponsored “Defense for Democracy” summit on August 28th. At the meeting, he tried to explain the policy of the Trump government to change in Iran.

Among the issues that Brian Hooke mentioned at the meeting was the discussion of social freedoms in Iran, poverty, youth unemployment and the deception of the ruling regime in Iran. He said:

The compulsory veil and patrols of Guidance are a bunch of crumbs representing the “suppressive nature of the Iranian regime.”

The repression of ethnic and religious minorities has been institutionalized in Iran.

One-third of the Iranian people are plunged into poverty due to “economic mismanagement.”

Unemployment has left one-third of the Iranian youth. This produces a disillusionment not unlike what occurred in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 80s: Communism lost its appeal because of regime hypocrisy. Members of the Soviet elite were smuggling in Walkmen and televisions from the West. How do you think Iranians feel when they see government parking lots full of BMWs and Range Rovers while they can barely make ends meet?

Internationally, while I don’t have time to detail all the destruction and instability the regime has sowed over the past four decades, we can see the effects of the Revolutionary mindset around the Middle East – and even the world.

Swift

On 18 October, Algemeiner wrote about a statement by 30 former government officials and prominent American experts on the financial sanctions of the clerical regime in using SWIFT: “They urged the Trump government to fully apply US sanctions against banks that have been locked in the international financial system of the Iranian regime. It benefits. ” Before the JCPOA was implemented, the Iranian regime was barred from accessing SWIFT.

Steven Mnuchin said the US Treasury Department is negotiating with the Swift Financial Messaging Service to cut off the Iranian regime from the network (the Swift Financial Messaging Service, which operates across the globe for most of the world’s financial transactions, is based in Belgium).

Washington has pushed Swift to shut down the Iranian regime, as it did in the year 2012 and before the JPOCA’s nuclear deal.

Although the US does not have a majority in Swift’s board of directors, the Trump government can impose sanctions on Swift unless it deploys the Iranian regime from this financial messaging network.

Among the signatories were Senator Joe Lieberman, former secretary of Justice Michael Mukasey, US Special Representative for Nonproliferation Robert J. Joseph, former National Security Advisor Elliot Abrams, former national security advisers Richard Allen and Robert McFarlane, Rebeccah L Heinrichs Senior from the Hudson Institute.

In a statement, 30 former US officials said in their statement: “A campaign that does not exert maximum pressure on the Iranian regime offers accessible opportunities to circumvent the sanctions as easily as possible and can not be considered as the maximum pressure. Our minimal expectation is to resume the sanctions that were in place before the nuclear deal was in place, which includes disconnecting the Central Bank of Iran and the financial institutions listed in the regime from Swift ”

The Wall Street Journal October 16 wrote about new sanctions against the regime, “Washington’s latest move prepares for the next phase of crippling economic sanctions. and a warning to companies and governments that continue to deal with (the regime) of Iran …

What stage will the sanctions against the Iranian regime be?

The second round of US economic sanctions against the Iranian regime in the 13th of November will target the following areas:

  1. Activities related to Iran’s ports, parts related to shipping and shipping
  2. Buying and selling oil, petroleum products, and petrochemical products from Iran;
  3. Any exchange of funds with the central bank of the regime and its other financial institutions through foreign financial institutions;
  4. The energy sector of the Iranian regime;
  5. Insurance and reinsurance services for the Iranian regime’s exchanges.

The sanctions announced on Tuesday, October 16th (Basij), which were condemned by human rights groups and linked by many Western governments, including the European Union, to financial institutions and corporations that trade in Europe and around the world They are laughing

The goal of this action … in addition to increasing political pressure on European countries and other countries, is also a warning before the full implementation of the sanctions (against the Iranian regime) …

“We will ensure that the sanctions, either through Swift or through other means, are put into place … If there are prohibited transactions that are carried out through Swift or any other entity, the guarantee is guaranteed,” said a senior US official. We make the relevant sanctions apply with power. ”

The second round of sanctions by the Iranian regime will include the suspension of access to SWIFT

The second round of US sanctions against the Iranian regime will include sanctions on the central bank of the regime.

This would also include interrupting Iran’s access to Swift or the international community of interbank financial services.

As the deadline for the second round of sanctions has come to an end, the value of the Iranian rial has fallen sharply against international currencies.

Marshall Billingsley, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department of the United States, said the sanctions against the Iranian regime would be more decisive and more comprehensive than the previous sanctions, stating that new sanctions would be different.

This is also due to our concern about the danger of the Iranian regime’s position in creating a new crisis in the Middle East. What happens if one of these missiles targets Riyadh? or if the Iranian-backed militants do wrong actions in Syria? In the dangerous situation that Iran is creating.

So, we think that sanctions are the best way to put an end to these issues. for this reason, we will be much more active than before.

Senator Ted Cruz, a Senior Senate Member, called for the expulsion of the Iranian regime from the Swift International Banking System.

He, along with 15 other senators, in a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, made this request.

Twitter account Ted Cruz, August 23, 2018

US lawmakers urge Iran expulsion from SWIFT banking network https://t.co/XHHXZPpFTt

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) August 23, 2018

 It is necessary to cut the banks of Iran from SWIFT

While the Trump government is preparing to apply strict sanctions on nuclear bans against Iranian banks, part of this attempt by the Iranian regime to shut down the global financial messaging service faced by Europe and some by the Treasury.

The Weekly Standard October 11th

A report by Mark Doobowitz, funded by the Democracies Foundation, distributed amongst politicians on Thursday, October 11, resisted this resistance and argued that cutting off Iran from Swift, which is a vital service for overseas facilities. And is at the disposal of the standard Wikilem, which responded to the probable objection to Swift’s cancellation.

The document states that the Iranian regime, without any control, will use any flood that it can use to continue providing terrorism.

The document also argues that the closure of Iranian banks from Swift is necessary for the current US sanctions regime against Iran. The suspension of Tehran from these services was the focal point of economic pressure against the country, leading to a 2015 nuclear deal. Iranian banks were re-connected in 2016

The necessity of maximum pressure on the Iranian regime

American senators wrote: The rapid implementation of the achievement and success of the government’s maximum pressure strategy is vital both for the immediate discharging of the Iranian regime’s resources for intervening behavior and as a sign of America’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of the sanctions structure. The maximum government pressure campaign will not succeed until the Iranian regime is connected to Swift.

This action by US senators was a day after the statements of the German foreign minister calling for an independent financial system to continue the deal with the Iranian regime.

What is  SWIFT

Swift is a relatively large company based in Brussels. In the lake building in the south-east of the Belgian capital.

Based on the picture presented by the authors of the Financial Times, Swift’s main job is the global financial circle of oil money.

In fact, what was happening before the formation of Swift through financial telexes, and actually between days and days of sending telexes was a matter of days, is now swift in the light of Swift’s activity.

SWIFT is the “international community of interbank financial communications”. Large institutions that facilitate financial trading through bridge bridges.

SWIFT currently accounts for around 11,000 banks and financial institutions in 209 countries, and about 6 billion fiscal reports are exchanged annually by SWIFT.

Will swift neutrality affect sanctions?

When Swift announced its existence in May 1973, it had a distinct feature, and it avoided political conflicts between countries. An institute set up with the help of several countries with the aim of expediting monetary and financial transfers for trade exchanges around the world.

Swift officials have repeatedly stated that they do not want to be abused by Swift for political punishment and rewards.

Swift’s neutrality was eradicated by the 2006 law of combating terrorist financing. The United States, after the September 11 terrorist attacks, called for more control over the transfer of money and funds globally. The United States also called for access to personal information of those who traded through Swift.

Although the US demand was met with the opposition of SWIFT officials and this request was assessed as a violation of EU law, the EU has inevitably agreed with the United States to set up a strategy for controlling and supervising financial and banking transactions.

Iran and SWIFT regime and its role in US sanctions

The regime of Iran after the end of the war with Iraq, in 1992, became a member of Swift. The Central Bank, followed by the National Bank, Sepah and Export, were among the other banks of the Iranian regime, which were connected to the world financial artifacts through Swift.

In 2012, under American pressure and sanctions imposed on Iran’s nuclear program, the swift coup was cut off with the Iranian regime’s banks, and the Iranian regime’s banks were effectively expelled from the global financial network.

After the nuclear deal and after the implementation of the first requirements related to the Iranian regime’s endeavors, the ban on services to the Iranian regime’s banks in 2016 was canceled and the Iranian regime’s banks’ links with the financial arteries were re-established through Swift.

US Department of Treasury Assistant Secretary of State for Financial and Terrorism Sigal Mandler said US sanctions against the Iranian regime will be imposed on the regime.

Sigal Mandelker

Sigal Mandelker, who is on a Middle East trip with Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, said on the Globe website that the US government expects sanctions to reduce the purchase of foreign oil from the Iranian regime by a significant amount.

The massive impact of sanctions on Iran’s dependence on oil revenues

Because of the Iranian economy’s dependence on its oil revenues, the new sanctions will have a huge impact on that country, Mendelker said, adding that the effect of turmoil has been on the decline of the value of the rial in recent months.

Sigal Mendelker and the Department of Treasury’s Financial and Terrorist Information Department are monitoring the actions and actions of US economic and financial sanctions against the Iranian regime.

The economic crisis leads people to revolt against the clerical regime / Confessions of Iranian economic expert

Kashan youth uprising

Economic expert Hussein Raghefar warned that famine and insurgency are on the way. The economic crisis leads people to revolt against the clerical regime.

He said: those who live with subsidies have nothing else. We are heading for rebellion. This insurgency is caused by economic insecurity. A worker who has not paid his salary, how its resources will be provided and this will lead to rebellion. All these riots will take shape.

Raghefar added: There is another rebellion that is “escaping the brains,” part of the rebellion against itself, like self-immolation. Another group falls on issues such as psychological damage, such as depression. This is rebellion. Another uprising is the growth of crimes and crimes.

So you can see the complicated situation inside Iran and regime haven’t any  way to move or response

The symbol of this catastrophe is Raghefar, a famine and a variety of insurgents. He added to the increase in self-immolation and depression, as well as the steady growth of crimes and the escalation of insecurity, including economic insecurity, and finally, the runaway brain draws from examples of a general uprising: a worker who does not receive a salary is no more than a rebellion.

Raghefar said the inflation rate will reach 50 percent this month and will rise to 80-90 percent by the end of the year. This community is not sustainable in this situation.

Inevitable confessions to the time of the overthrow

These days, a significant part of government officials and the media of both gangs are alerting each other and warning the entire system. The “enemy”, “distrust”, “critical circumstances” and “status quo” are among the keywords of these alerts. What is the meaning of these warnings? Is the whole reality of the state of the regime expressed in these warnings, or are there any unspeakable words?

Meanwhile, expressing concern about the distrust of the people is the most general and, at the same time, the most dangerous warning that “members of this government” each other.

Alireza Beigi, a member of the Majlis reacted to a public and private session of the Majlis, saying Zarif said at the meeting that due to the time constraints, we had to accept the FATF, and we should minimize the cost of accepting the FATF, and today FATF costs are too high for the country. Has been.

He added that Zarif and his team refused to give a guarantee that the bank would facilitate the acceptance of the FATF, and the delegates also stated that something that was not fulfilled was not fulfilled in the event that you swore. now, as for the FATF, which you do not guarantee, its outcome is now clear.

The question is:

With all these issues, the pressures of sanctions, social pressures, the war and conflict between the ruling bands on Iran, the economic deterioration

Does this regime commit suicide before the start of the sanctions?

Because joining the FATF is the delivery of Qassem Suleimani and the Quds Force to the international police.

Similarly, Hezbollah and all proxy groups in the Middle East and especially Iraq, Syria and Yemen, and then work in the world

This is unlikely to come from a regime that continues to survive on the basis of internal and external repression of the crisis.

The regime is today abandoning the anniversary of its supposed US military strike in Beirut?

On Oct. 23, 1983, a news item shook the world; a suicide attack on the American and French Marines headquarters in Beirut killed 299 people.

The suicide bomber in the “Mullahs literature” became known as the “Marines” operation

Read More:  The Iranian Regime Supports State Terrorism in the World, with Numerous Proxy Forces

Result 

A regime that is at the peak of the need for relations with Europe

When the United States leaves the nuclear deal and the sanctions are coming back, it plans to assassinate his opponents in France

Never, I insist, this regime will never adhere to international conventions, It can only be done at one extremity, it is completely drowning. This is possible only with the forces of the Iranian people and the insurgent centers, an organized resistance that has a leadership and platform, and has a body that achieves this and in the meantime, the Mullahs are frightened by their presence

The author’s note

Not only the mullahs but all those who seek to abolish the suffering of the Iranian people are also afraid of this resistance.

People like Federica Mogherini, who is “the most shameful” of European status in appeasement to the mullahs, Those who only money and oil are important to them

Not the suffering and the pain of the people who are crushing under the dictatorship

If I meet one day with a Mogherini

On behalf of all women who have been acid sprayed in Iran

All children who worked for poverty and left education

On behalf of all the deprived and oppressed people of Iran, I will spit in her face for all the dirty work done with the mullahs.

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Bahar Mehr

Bahar Mehr

I am a political journalist who focuses on Human Rights issues in the Middle East and around the world but with a deep focus on Iran.
I am currently providing my reports to independent journalism outlets such as the one you see here.
I will do my best in hope for freedom and democracy in Iran.

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