Iran under Putin’s jackboots

Iran under Putin’s jackboots

Reading Time: 3 minutes read

By Zaman Feyli

The collapsing Islamic regime in Iran has upped its fearmongering to further intimidate the public that if the regime falls, Iran will disintegrate and end up like Syria.

The intimidation and disinformation tactics are in parallel with Russia’s Liberal Democratic Party’s leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s position which repeated the same propaganda in a news conference.

In the case of Iran’s disintegration in a realistic perspective it should be clear by now that the Khomeinist regime is the greatest threat to Iran’s integrity.

It’s important to point out that the Islamic regime’s involvement in Syria has caused the utter destruction of that country, wherever Tehran wields influence, the result is chaos, bloodshed and destruction.

Under intense existential pressure, the Islamic regime frequently runs to the Russians to help keep it in power, by buying time and offering up bits and pieces of Iran’s territorial integrity for sale. Meanwhile Putin’s regime manipulates its hegemony over Iran to exert internal pressure in Russia, in order to cover its failures and flex its muscles abroad.

The Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea undermines Iran’s rights and is detrimental to the Iranian national interests, in effect it is another bribe from Tehran’s officials to prolong the lifespan of the regime.

The man behind the acceptance of the treaty is Ali Khamenei. He wields absolute power, while under article 77 of the Islamic regime’s constitution “every international treaty must be confirmed by the parliament.” But the Supreme leader’s commands are far above the constitution and the titular lawmakers of the Islamic Parliament (Majles) slavishly follow Khamenei’s orders.

In a meeting heavily publicized by the Iranian and Russian media, Putin gave one of the oldest Quran manuscripts to Khamenei as a gift. Putin is well aware that the Mullahs’ religious cult and hegemony, far outweigh Iran’s national interests.

Under 1921 and 1940 Iranian-Soviet treaties, Iran had a 50 percent share of the Caspian Sea, However, in the new agreement Iran’s share has been reduced to less than 20 percent.

Vladimir Putin’s ultimate goal is the annexation of the Caspian Sea, like the illegal annexation of Crimea, these blatant land grabs are done under the cover of fabricated ‘Legal Conventions’, against this backdrop, the Islamic regime’s propagandists. All this, in order to quell the opposition inside Iran which constantly maintain that Iran has never had a 50 percent share of the Caspian Sea.

The Islamic regime’s close relationship with Russia is not based on friendship but out of political expediency. Tehran’s officials have allowed Russia to use the Southern Ports of Bandar-e-Bushehr and Chabahar as military bases; another act of treachery against the Iranian nation,  as well as a catastrophic compromise by Mullahs in “gifting” a very valuable parcel of Iran to Russia, knowing full well, just how Moscow has ed the opportunity to access warm water ports for centuries.

These ports will probably be used for warships and nuclear submarines, protected by special forces troops (Spetsnaz) under the guise of ‘military advisors. There are also reports of an airbase near Bandar-e-Bushehr as a hub for Russian fighter jets. These gradual and almost silent Russian inroads into other countries is the Kremlin’s tried and tested modus operandi; the same scenario happened in Syria, with Russia maintaining a massive army presence in and around Latakia, Syria.

Their unprecedented cooperation is founded on the mutual geostrategic goal of opposition to the United States, they fear the United States’ presence in the Middle East and try to hamstring it.

In a real world, a healthy relationship between Iran and United States, not only would benefit both parties but also would isolate Russia and create an economic bottleneck for China. Russians are aware of this and try hard to keep their Khomeinist dependents propped up.

This treaty between Russia and the Islamic regime have been compared by many experts – and rightly so – with the Treaty of Turkmenchay, which was an agreement between Iran and the Russian Empire, a shameful treaty by which Iran ceded to Russia control of several areas in the South Caucasus, these territories comprise modern day Armenia, southern parts of the Republic of Azerbaijan as well as Nakhjivan and parts of Turkey, but in effect today’s treaties are much worse than those of the highly unpopular Qajar Dynasty.

In an interview with Iran’s state-run Channel Two, Rajab Savarov, the Farsi speaking advisor to Russia’s special Caspian Sea working group, maintained that the Islamic regime is crucial to Russia’s national interests. He overtly emphasized the colonization of Iran by the Khomeinists’ regimes operatives.