More Iranian Doublespeak – Syria, Sovereignty and Terrorism

In the past few months, Iran has proved to be particularly proficient at a certain kind of doublespeak: threatening and lashing out over any perceived or potential threat to its sovereignty (particularly from the US), while compromising (not to mention undermining completely) the sovereignty of another nation, Syria.

Thus, in the same week, Iran could threaten to down US warships and rail against their “evil” presence in the Persian Gulf, while at the same time deepening its continuous presence in Syria while even sustaining numerous losses there.

And so, as the Iranian and international media was debating whether or not Iran had or hadn’t conducted another ballistic missile test (again), and as Iran was praising itself in local news outlets for its instrumental role in facilitating the Syrian truce, its continued to be embroiled in the fighting near Aleppo – losing 13 Revolutionary Guards troops in the process (still trying to claim they were merely advisors or “volunteers”).

Now, even as Iran continues to object to any so-called threat to its own sovereignty, it appears to be deepening its seditious engagement in Syria’s affairs even further. And so, this weekend, Ali Akbar Velayati reportedly met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, vowing afterwards that Iran will “use all its means to fight against the terrorists […] in the region” (more doublespeak: Iran, of course, is notoriously known for its support of terrorism). Broadly speaking, Iran has hinted strongly in recent weeks that it is going to double down on its efforts in Syria (a sovereign nation), truce or no truce.

But as if that weren’t ironic enough, a new analysis by Khaled Abu Toameh published by the Gatestone Institute suggested recently that Iran is well on the way to “puppeteering” the Palestinian territories to which it funnels money; clearly, demonstrating its staunch support for terrorism there and showing that Iran has no more regard for Palestinian sovereignty than it does for Syria’s.

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8 comments on “More Iranian Doublespeak – Syria, Sovereignty and Terrorism
  1. […] to other Middle Eastern states): from Iran’s bid for regional hegemony, to its military activity undermining the sovereignty of its neighbors, to “resistance” in the form of terror sponsorship. Dismissing the very […]

  2. […] not only the sovereignty of its neighboring states (while hypocritically lashing out against any perceived threat to its own sovereignty), but also the struggle of the embattled, beleaguered Kurds for a sovereign […]

  3. […] its violent ideology of resistance. Is all that over now? Not if you ask the many victims, Iranian, Syrian, and otherwise, of Iran’s continued support – both financial and ideological – for […]

  4. […] further attacks and remove the murderous group from power, bringing its own troops and proxies into Syria (exacerbating the Syrians’ plight in the process). Even the Iranian bodybuilder and social media […]

  5. […] that Iran does not define terrorism in the same way as the international community – selectively discerning, as it does, between terrorism and what it calls “resistance,” or the terrorism it sponsors and […]

  6. […] if this doublespeak were not enough, Iran’s latest move proves beyond all doubt that its’ hyperbole on […]

  7. […] human rights record, terror sponsorship, persisting tensions with the West, destructive involvement in Syria, and nuclear and military ambitions. The catalyst is the resumption, after a four-year ban, of […]

  8. […] past boasted about its role in such altercations, threatening to take action against any Western “evil presence” near its territory, it is now making light of its latest confrontation with US Navy […]

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