Although the Trump Administration is still in its early days, there is already a significant change to the way the United States is dealing with the Middle East.
Trump gave an executive order to put a temporary ban on Muslim immigrants and Syrian refugees entering the US. For at least 30 days, temporary visas will be suspended for people coming from Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
He said: “We cannot, and should not, admit into our country those who do not support the U.S. Constitution or those who place violent religious edicts over American law.”
It is believed that the ban will remain in place until the administration can put a vetting process in place.
Refugee processing bans have happened before – in particular after the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001 – but only last a few months at the most.
Human rights groups have slammed Trump’s plans.
Trump has mentioned that he will attempt to contain Iran and will hold it to the terms of the nuclear deal.
Iran has policies in place that support terrorism and has committed numerous war crimes in Iraq and Syria. It appears that the Trump administration has identified Iran as the main supporter of Bashar Assad in Syria.
The Iranian regime lost one of its pillars earlier this month after the death of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. This weakened the regime and made its fears of another 2009 uprising all the more real. The people of Iran are voicing their opposition more than ever, partly thanks to social media.
The people of Iran are left to suffer in miserable social conditions while the IRGC takes the millions of dollars freed up by the nuclear deal to support terrorism abroad.
US officials, disturbed by the way Obama’s policy of appeasing the mullahs in Tehran failed, have urged President Trump to consult with the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in order to deal with the regime. The NCRI is the organized opposition that is striving for democracy and human rights in Iran.