The coronavirus lockdown in Iran saw the nation confined to their houses for the entire New Year holidays, the pick travel season in the country. But Iranians are gradually experiencing a small slice of normality.
With the campaign season ending Thursday morning, the countdown to the 11th vote for the Islamic Consultative Assembly has begun. For over a week, candidates were trying hard to appeal to nearly 58 million Iranians who are eligible to cast votes in the country of 83 million.
America has issued an official death threat against IRGC’s Quds Force Commander Esmail Qaani, following the “targeted killing” of his charismatic predecessor. But there is a red line the US should be unwilling to cross.
To err is human and to take responsibility is divine; and there is no opportunity for a government who feels no shame in assassinating a commander touted by some as the second most powerful Iranian official to shed crocodile tears.
The recent protests in Iran, ignited by a sudden hike of gasoline prices, have been presented by the western political and media circles as yet another proof that Iran is in need for something in the vein of regime change. On the ground, though, the reality is different