President Obama’s friendly overtures to Iran have been rebuffed, but what inferences have Iran’s leaders drawn from Obama’s approach? Iran’s FARS news agency reports on an interview with Ali Reza Zaker Isfahani, head of the Presidential Strategic Studies Center:
Head of the Presidential Strategic Studies Center Ali Reza Zaker Isfahani said on Wednesday that enemies of Iran have given in to the Islamic Republic and accepted the country’s nuclear realities.
“Fortunately, revolutionary steps of the Iranian people pave the ground for the enemies’ failure as well as acceptance of Iran’s nuclear realities,” Zaker Isfahani stated.
He underlined that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government could break the dominating international order by following the Late Imam Khomeini’s path, adding, “This has led to the acceptance of Iran’s nuclear energy right by the new US president, Barack Obama.”
Meantime, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced on Wednesday that his country views the nuclear issue as a “closed case”.
I’m not sure whether Iran’s interpretation of Obama’s submissive attitude is correct, but I am quite certain that it was foreseeable.