The mullahs’ regime, which also oppresses non-Shiite Arabs within Iran, maintains a policy of making pronouncements on the importance of Palestinians determining their own fate.
Tehran, February 8 – A Middle Eastern state engaged in multiple military conflicts in the region in which its forces or proxies have killed tens of thousands of indigenous residents of the area harbors serious concerns over the welfare and indigenous sovereignty of the Arabs of Palestine.
Iran, which controls militias in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon responsible for the deaths of more than 30,000 locals in a bid to secure the regime of tyrants such as Syrian President Basher al-Assad, expresses grave worry about the safety, security, and freedoms of Palestinians under Israeli occupation. The mullahs’ regime, which also oppresses non-Shiite Arabs within Iran, maintains a policy of making pronouncements on the importance of Palestinians determining their own fate.
In addition to the rhetorical support for Palestinian indigenous rights, the country whose fighters routinely violate the indigenous rights of others in the region provides material support to Palestinian groups working to oust the sovereign Jewish presence from the Middle East by exercising dictatorial control over Palestinians regardless of what Palestinians might think. While in a formal sense the Sunni Muslims of Hamas represent an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, a rival of Iran’s Shia movement, Iran has forged a patron relationship with totalitarian Hamas, which aims to impose its Islamist policies on all of Palestinian society, a testament to Iran’s profound concern for an indigenous people to exercise sovereignty.
Of all refugee populations, Iran chooses to highlight Palestinian grievances, underlining Tehran’s concern for refugees in general, save those rendered refugees by Iranian militias, proxies, and clients in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria.
“What we’re seeing is a deep commitment on the part of Iran to the cause of Palestinian indigeneity,” explained analyst Rezan Kain. “It’s so deep, in fact, that it spills over into Iran’s attitude toward refugees more generally. Whereas to the casual observer it appears Iran treats Palestinians and other indigenous populations differently, a closer look indicates that Iran’s activities in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq – and Pakistan, and Afghanistan, for that matter – are aimed at bringing the rest of the region in line with the Palestinian situation. Thus, once Iran is finished, you will find that like the Palestinians, the populations of those countries will be similarly rendered stateless, uprooted, vulnerable, aggrieved, dependent, unstable, and ripe for Tehran’s manipulation for its own ends. Of course Israel and the West will be blamed, as with the Palestinians, and the UN and compliant European states will continue to insist on seeing things Iran’s way.”
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