شنبه ۶ خرداد ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۱:۲۴
TIES: Activists Disagree on Impact of Resumption of US-Iran Relations
July 22, 2004 - In the aftermath of the publication of a report issued last week by the New York-based think tank Council on Foreign Relations advocated “selective engagement” of the Islamic Republic. The impact of resumption of ties between the two countries is a topic of discussion among Iranian exiles. US policies and relations with the US has little effect on the survival the Islamic regime, Berlin-based commentator Ahamd Tahmasbi tells Radio Farda’s broadcaster Siavash Ardalan. Sixty years of US-USSR diplomatic relations did not mean that the US was boosting the Soviets, he adds. Tough US policies against the Islamic regime can help promote democracy in Iran, Geneva-based journalist Nima Rashedan says. “Iran is heavily dependent on gasoline imports. An embargo on gasoline would create a chaos beyond the ability of the regime to manage, he adds.