Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

The West does not conceal its intention to hold another color revolution in Iran

The current state of affairs in Iran means that the West intends to have another “color revolution” in Asia at all costs. The practice of such revolutions has proved to be successful in Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. The revolution in Moldova has not taken place yet, but it most likely will as a result of the parliamentary elections in the country.

Iranian opposition continues holding mass riots in Iran after the controversial presidential election. Iran ’s supreme legislative instance, the Guardian Council, rejected the possibility to cancel the results of the vote. The council thereby acknowledged that there were no serious violations made in the course of the election.

Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei emphasized the legitimacy of the vote and said that the difference of 11 million votes (Ahmadinejad’s official advantage over Moussavi) was too large to consider it a fabrication. In addition, Khamenei criticized Western leaders who questioned the results of the Iranian election. Khamenei described such remarks as interference into Iran’s internal affairs.

However, the statements from the spiritual leader pushed the Iranian opposition to taking even more actions of protest to attract the attention of the Western community. Many protesters were seen carrying posters with slogans written in English – the language, which the majority of Iranians do not understand.

Iran’s ex-president, Ayatollah Ali Akbar Rafsanjani took opposition’s side after the government ruled to arrest several of his relatives, including his daughter, in the course of the opposition riots on Saturday. The meeting was dispersed when the police used water jets and tear gas and reportedly inflicted fire damage against the protesters. Iranian officials said that there were 13 people killed in the clashes, although unofficial source speak about 150 deaths.

Most likely, the opposition intends to cancel the official results of the vote and to topple Iran’s spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who recognized the outcome of the election.

Many Iranian theologians sat that Khamenei’s stance contradicts to the position of the Iranian leader, who is supposed to be above the political struggle.

In the meantime, the West is closely watching the development of the situation in Iran and how the scenario of the new revolution is unfolding. An article that recently appeared on The Financial Times, said that Khamenei accused the governments of foreign nations of their attempts to organize a coup in Iran.

“What does it take to make a successful revolution? That question is clearly weighing on the mind of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In his long rant at last Friday’s prayers at Tehran University, Iran’s supreme leader accused foreign governments of trying to foment a revolt in his country. He claims that foreigners are using the uprisings in the former Soviet Union as a model. “They are comparing the Islamic Republic with Georgia,” he complained.

“Mr Khamenei is right about one thing. The comparison between events in Iran and the “color revolutions” in the former USSR is certainly suggestive. Andrew Miller, a journalist at The Economist who witnessed the color revolutions in Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan has come up with a useful “checklist” of some of the factors that can help a revolution to succeed,” the newspaper wrote.

It just so happens that the West does not even conceal the fact that it considers the current events in Iran as another color revolution.

It is worthy of note that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the Iranian government to stop the arrests and the use of force against the protesters. He also urged the nation to respect the human rights, especially the right for freedom of speech and demonstrations.

We did not hear the concerns from the UN Secretary General during the time when the police of Georgia dispersed a mass meeting in November of 2008 or when NATO planes showered Belgrade with bombs. Now the UN seems to be showing concerns about the human rights in Iran.

Will the revolution occur? Iran is not Georgia. Western special services have no experience of successful color revolutions in clerical Islamic states. They could only raise the Taliban Movement to their own harm.

Ivan Tulyakov

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