The Tragedy of the Islamic Republic and the Progressives’ Dilemma

After the revolution, the US and its allies imposed harsh sanctions on Iran that continue to this day and are piled up almost daily. The pressure, however, not only did not topple the nezam, it helped to prolong its life. The IR effectively used this hostility to its own benefit. Any objection to its rule is treated as a foreign conspiracy, and dissidents are labeled as stooges or spies of the US and its allies, particularly Israel.

Source: The Tragedy of the Islamic Republic and the Progressives’ Dilemma – CounterPunch.org

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