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Is perestroika coming up in Iran?

Not everyone in Iran approves of the speeches delivered by the new Iranian president. For example, at Tehran airport “Mehrabad” on September 28, Hassan Rouhani was thrown with stones, eggs and boots. Conservatives who did not like the fact that their president spoke on the phone with Barack Obama did this. Obama himself believes that Rouhani gravitates to negotiations on the nuclear issue because Iran is tired of economic sanctions. Analysts say that Rouhani’s rhetoric is much milder than the harsh style of his predecessor, Ahmadinejad. The conversation between the Iranian and American presidents is important in itself. historical event: in November 1979, after the capture of the US Embassy in Tehran, relations between the two states were severed.

As transmits "BBC", Obama and Rouhani discussed in a telephone conversation an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. The US President told his Iranian counterpart that serious barriers may arise in the process of concluding an agreement, and the success of the negotiations is not guaranteed. Nevertheless, the head of the White House believes that the leaders of the two countries will find a comprehensive solution.

The Iranian president, in turn, expressed the hope that an agreement on the nuclear issue would be concluded within three to six months.

The BBC correspondent Bridget Kendall reports that the Iranian leader was the initiator of the telephone conversations. The conversation lasted a quarter of an hour.

As the correspondent reports. RIA News" Alexey Bogdanovsky, President of the United States, said: “We understand the challenges ahead. The very fact that this was the first communication between the American and Iranian presidents since 1979 underlines the deep distrust between our countries, but it also indicates the prospect of leaving this difficult story behind. ”

In conclusion, Obama expressed confidence that the parties would be able to reach a comprehensive agreement.

With our “perestroika” speeches, we will add, Rouhani had previously spoken at the UN General Assembly, to which he arrived in New York. The Iranian leader expressed his readiness to immediately discuss the nuclear program and explained to the public that there is no place for weapons of mass destruction in the Islamic Republic.

On September 28, returning from America, Hassan Rouhani at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran was pelted with stones, eggs and shoes. Two suspects were detained. He writes about it "" with reference to France Press.

More than seventy young conservatives took part in the action against Rouhani, recalls Lenta. It is noted that the president of Iran was also met by several hundred supporters.

The botanical and egg reaction of the conservative public was caused by Rouhani’s telephone conversation with the US president. At the same time, the negotiations were supported by the majority of Iranian media and social movements.

Rouhani’s stated desire to conclude an agreement on the nuclear issue within a short period of time prompted the American administration to think about the upcoming concrete steps by the Iranian leadership.

The US Secretary of State, for example, believes that it is quite possible to reach an agreement with Iran within a few months. True, it all depends on Tehran’s desire to cooperate.

A CBC journalist asked the head of American diplomacy to comment on Rouhani’s words.

“Of course, it is possible,” Kerry quoted Corr. ITAR-TASS Andrei Surzhansky. “It is possible to reach an agreement in a shorter time, depending on whether Iran is ready to cooperate.”

The US foreign minister also noted that if the Iranians follow “concrete steps” to resolve the nuclear issue, then they will certainly expect weakening of the US sanctions. Speaking about this, Kerry said: “The United States will not lift the sanctions until there is a transparent process to be audited and reported, in which we know exactly what Iran is going to do with its (nuclear) program.”

John Kerry explained what Iran should do. According to him, Tehran should open an underground factory in Ford for international inspectors. In addition, Iran could voluntarily abandon uranium enrichment "above a certain level."

It would seem that the case goes to the negotiations, from which we can expect some results. But not so simple: the United States and Iran are only two sides of the process, and there is also a third one - Israel. The Jewish state has already undertaken a demarche at the UN General Assembly in New York. In addition, Netanyahu spoke out against Washington easing the pressure on Tehran.

Even before the meeting with Obama, the Israeli prime minister called the latest statements by the Iranian president about the desire for a political settlement of disagreements with the world community a “smoke screen” covering the military-nuclear program, reports RIA News". Netanyahu promised to “tell the truth” about Iran’s politics: “I’ll tell the truth in the face of sweet speeches and smiles. It is necessary to present the facts. The truth is vital for security and peace throughout the world and, of course, for the security of Israel. ”

The Israeli newspaper "Haaretz" wrote about the main purpose of the prime minister's trip: "Netanyahu is going <...> with an urgent mission. He is determined to throw a tub of cold water on the romance beginning between the West, led by the United States and Iran, led by the sweet-tongued leader Hassan Rouhani. The prime minister is armed with intelligence data proving that even in this new era Iran is behind global terrorist activities. ”

Arriving 30 September to Obama, the Israeli prime minister first of all declared that Iran should completely abandon the “military program to create a nuclear weapons". Dan Robinson writes about this ("Voice of America").

Anticipating the pressure of the Israeli authorities, even before this meeting, the White House was quick to report that it understands the skepticism of the Israeli leadership regarding the statements of the Iranian side.

What Netanyahu and Obama talked about is not reported, but one thing is clear: the Israeli prime minister stood his ground. Obama agreed and adjusted. As a result, Netanyahu thanked Obama for firmly sticking to his position. Truly, the diplomatic language is beautiful.

Reporters heard from Netanyahu what he had said before.

“Iran has set a goal to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said. “Therefore, for Israel, the only acceptable result of negotiations with Iran is the refusal of that country from its nuclear program.”

As for the sanctions, then, according to the Israeli Prime Minister, they must act until the desired results achieved in the negotiations are confirmed. Sanctions should be tightened, if during the negotiations Iran continues to work within the framework of a nuclear program.

Earlier, Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Israeli delegation to the UN to leave the hall during a speech by Hassan Rouhani before the General Assembly, reports

Calling on diplomats to ignore the Iranian president’s speech, Netanyahu said that the Iranian regime’s policy toward Israel with the new government has not changed.

Commenting on the negotiations with Netanyahu, Obama took a belligerent tone - no, not in relation to Israel, but in relation to Iran. Obama said he did not rule out any action against Iran.

In a certain way, we note, the American president says one thing to Comrade Rouhani, Mr. Netanyahu - another, the general public - the third, which is a mix-compromise between the first and second. It is probably not easy for the White House team to work with such a president.

As the correspondent reports RIA News" Alexei Bogdanovsky, on Monday in Washington, the US President at a meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister said that the US does not rule out any action against Iran in connection with its nuclear program, including military action.

"I am not withdrawing any options from consideration," said Barack Obama. The United States and Israel, he said, are unanimous in the view that Iran should not get nuclear weapons: "We agree that it is necessary that Iran does not possess nuclear weapons."

That is, let us add, Obama could not say anything: he would just give Netanyahu the Washington rostrum.

Read more Obama's speech to reporters after meeting with the Israeli prime minister discussed in the report of the correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Kirsanov.

“Considering the previous statements and actions of the Iranian regime, the threat addressed to Israel, action against Israel, it is quite clear that words alone are not enough. There must be actions that will give the international community confidence that they (Iranians) are fully fulfilling their international obligations, that they are not in a position to acquire nuclear weapons, ”Obama said, further indicating that Iran is committed to negotiations under the influence of sanctions .

According to the American president, "the Iranians seem to be now ready to negotiate" on the nuclear issue only "thanks to extraordinary sanctions."

“We need to make sure whether they really seriously talk about readiness to adhere to the norms of international law, international requirements and resolutions,” Obama said. According to him, the United States soberly assesses the prospects for cooperation with Iran. Negotiations "will not be easy," admitted the president. According to the owner of the Oval Office, Washington will be ready to agree to the easing of sanctions only if it is possible to agree on "the highest verification standards," which will make it possible to conclude that Tehran’s nuclear program does not have a military component.

Obama said about his regional curators: "We will hold close consultations with Israel and our other friends and allies in the region during this process, and our hope is that we can solve this by diplomatic means."

From here, the American leader went straight to the belligerent part of his speech: “I have already said in the past and I repeat that we do not rule out any options for action, including the military, in order to prevent the appearance of nuclear weapons in Iran.”

But the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps 30 of September said that for the resumption of direct dialogue between Iran and the United States, "concrete steps towards meeting with the White House administration" are necessary.

Thus, no matter how the experts comment on the rhetoric of the “perestroika” Rouhani, no matter how apt the Persian conservatives throw their shoes, in fact nothing has changed so far and is unlikely to change in the coming months. The parties are waiting for someone to step first. But no one will step. Tehran will implement the same program, Israel will still draw the “red lines”, and Obama will have to repeat his aggressively empty statements.

Trampling on the spot has been going on for a long time, and Tehran will agree to open a little bit only if the United States lifts at least part of the economic sanctions. But Washington and Tel Aviv have rested and want to be the first to meet Tehran. But there’s a diplomatic deadlock: how can Iran stop the military program, if it’s been not for the first year that it doesn’t exist? On the other hand, how can an oil extracting Iran get rid of sanctions that strangle its economy? It seems that the economy of Iran will soon turn into a self-sufficient, almost autarkic one. As for the bomb, it will also be created - perhaps precisely because Iran is pushing a hostile external environment.

To present Comrade Rouhani in the role of a “perestroika” is extremely difficult. Firstly, the decisive voice is not with him, but with the Ayatollah. Secondly, it is difficult to imagine that the leader of the state would open up the most important state secrets to overseas democratizers and let the western nozzles to the underground nuclear facilities. Thirdly, both Israel and the United States possess nuclear weapons - and they are not the ones to teach other countries peace-loving. In such an environment, Rouhani will find it extremely difficult to find and especially to show those qualities similar to those that Secretary General Gorbachev showed to his people and the world community in the past century.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. bubla5
    bubla5 3 October 2013 08: 44 New
    For me, the meaning of perestroika is the destruction of the state
    1. alone
      alone 3 October 2013 23: 10 New
      Well, this is what we are talking about.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 3 October 2013 08: 48 New

    “We need to make sure that they really seriously talk about their readiness to adhere to international law, international requirements and resolutions,” Obama said. According to him, the United States soberly assess the prospects for cooperation with Iran.

    Whose cow would mumble, and Obamovskaya would be silent! These are the mericatos - the guardians of all international norms, rights, requirements, resolutions! Something apparently has become with Obamushka with memory, and not only with memory.
  3. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX 3 October 2013 10: 05 New
    In the photo, Ahmadinejad seems to be baptized wassat
    1. Petergut
      Petergut 3 October 2013 10: 20 New
      Quote: Фкенщь13
      In the photo, Ahmadinejad seems to be baptized wassat

      Hassan Rowhani o_o
      1. FunkschNNX
        FunkschNNX 3 October 2013 10: 38 New
        It makes no difference :-) to me they all look alike :-)
        1. ulugbek
          ulugbek 3 October 2013 19: 31 New
          Look Would be on your face dear. lol
  4. Gari
    Gari 3 October 2013 10: 37 New
    Good day to everyone, everything is just in the order of information for respected colleagues on the forum, what I myself just read-
    According to the FARS agency, 230 out of 290 parliamentarians signed a statement in support of the president.

    Deputies of the Mejlis, who put their signatures on the document, took part in a meeting with Rouhani on Tuesday evening. During the meeting, the head of the executive branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran explained to parliamentarians the reasons that prompted him to agree to a telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama, which the Iranian press already calls "historical."

    Rouhani explained in detail the essence of the changes that his administration is making to the foreign policy of the Iranian state, in particular with regard to negotiations with the Six on the Iranian nuclear program, ITAR-TASS reports.

    The vast majority of deputies of the Majlis adhere to conservative positions, which are shared by the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. However, local observers conclude that the Iranian spiritual leader supports the reformist approach of the new president and his team to foreign policy, although Khamenei himself has not yet expressed his opinion regarding Rowhan’s trip to New York, a conversation with Obama and other steps his administration has taken to improve Iran’s relations with the United States and other Western countries.
    ij-kurs-Hasana-Rouhani-0886 /
    1. Arberes
      Arberes 3 October 2013 12: 02 New
      Quote: Gari
      Good day to all ,

      And to you FRIEND, good day! drinks
      Keep the gift from the heart.


      Well, how are you? Armenian soul?
      What do you breathe on the Internet?
      Forgive me Friend, a little free style?
      That whim of a clumsy poet!

      How tired of the epistolary genre!
      And you know Friend, I dream about one thing.
      Close your eyes and be suddenly
      Among friends in his native land!

      Native faces, kind look
      Eonyak spilled on the glass melts.
      Cheerful laughter and kind words
      Well, what else is not enough for happiness ???

      Only far from relatives and friends
      We understand the rare encounter of sweetness!
      Say to hell with this internet?
      Deprive laughter and voices, bring joy!

      All the same, I want to hope that ROUHANI is a wise politician and he will be able to smooth out some sharp corners of Iran’s foreign policy? At least the recognition of the Holocaust is a signal to the West ???
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      2. Gari
        Gari 3 October 2013 12: 38 New
        Quote: Arberes
        And to you FRIEND, good day!
        Keep the gift from the heart.

        Good afternoon Buddy!
        Thank you!
        Quote: Arberes
        Say to hell with this internet?
        Deprive laughter and voices, bring joy!

        And to meet only at such a table.
  5. Lindon
    Lindon 3 October 2013 10: 48 New
    There were already such headlines in 1999.
    Type in Google Ayattola Gorbachev. Then Gorbachev was not an abusive word.
    Nothing in Iran will change.
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 3 October 2013 11: 59 New
      Quote: Lindon
      Nothing in Iran will change.

      and nothing should change in Iran. should change in America - all economic sanctions should be lifted.
  6. slaventi
    slaventi 3 October 2013 13: 45 New
    Is perestroika coming up in Iran?

    You will not wish perestroika to any enemy. I hope this fate passes Iran.
  7. washi
    washi 3 October 2013 15: 50 New
    For good Iran (together with Azerbaijan (the former territory of Persia)), one must return to one's native religion - zooasterism, which interacts with all major religions (common values).
    This is not real.
    It remains to establish cooperation with the Caspian countries. Russia for. Kazakhstan is relatively neutral (who will give more). Azerbaijan is against (the Turks did not have time to conquer them). Tajiks, Uzbeks - are waiting for handouts.
    Turkmens are good warriors (if you don’t bother with electronics and education. For the money to send them to destroy the production of drugs - many will go
  8. Yarosvet
    Yarosvet 3 October 2013 15: 52 New
    1. bear
      bear 3 October 2013 22: 12 New
      Yarosvet (3)
      The dream of Russian citizens to see Putin and Medvedev in public transport is unrealistic, however, their backs will sap, especially pensioners lol
  9. Black
    Black 3 October 2013 16: 29 New
    Good day to all.
    The 1979 revolution was called its Islamic participants, but in essence it was and remains a national revolution, since its most important goal was to rid the country of the influence of foreign states. Much of what was dreamed of, did not come true. Instead of leadership in the Middle East, problems of isolation. In fact, Turkey, which is in the process of successful and comprehensive modernization, has come to the first place ...
    I think that “velayat-e-fakih” will not hurt to reduce the confrontation, moreover, the steps taken by Rouhani could not have been taken without this blessing.
  10. Altona
    Altona 3 October 2013 20: 04 New
    A thin world is better than a good quarrel ... Iran could not expand its foreign policy vector due to the harsh nature of Ahmadinejad and his intransigence, too many tough statements have been made ... Now there is a chance to soften the situation and drag the United States into the negotiation process, even with the goal is to delay time for tougher actions on their side with Israel ... How to end this negotiation process is now the tenth thing, the main thing is to soften the accents in the dialogue and gain time until a more advantageous foreign policy emerges ... the US is now weakened by internal problems, and the image of the aggressor does not add points to them ...
  11. 7ydmco
    7ydmco 3 October 2013 22: 51 New
    If Obama will go all the way to rapprochement with Iran, then Saudi Arabia may even get bogged down, but in general, El Murid writes well in this region.
    1. alone
      alone 3 October 2013 23: 13 New
      Quote: 7ydmco
      If Obama goes to the end on rapprochement with Iran

      those who go on rapprochement with the usa usually end badly.
      1. 7ydmco
        7ydmco 4 October 2013 10: 50 New
        Yes, only the leadership of Iran, I think it understands the same.