April 2, 2015 Special Dispatch No. 6014

Board Director Of Hizbullah-Affiliated Daily On Joint Statement By Iran, World Powers: 'The West Has Capitulated!'

April 2, 2015
Iran, Iran | Special Dispatch No. 6014

Several hours after the joint statement by Iran and the world powers in Lausanne, Switzerland on Iran's nuclear program, Ibrahim Al-Amin, the board chairman of the pro-Hizbullah Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, published an article in the daily titled "A New World: The West Has Capitulated!" In it, he wrote that in every conflict there is a winner and a loser, and that in this case it is the West, led by the U.S., that has been defeated. He said that what happened is a great achievement, for it is not just Western recognition of Iran's right to nuclear energy, but Western recognition that every nation is entitled to attain its rights - which will lead to greater rebellion against Western and American hegemony in the coming years. He concluded his article by saying that in his speech following the joint statement, President Obama implicitly acknowledged that the U.S. had had no other choice, and that Iran's enemies heard Obama saying, 'I am at your service, Khamenei."

The following are excerpts from the article:[1]   

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif and the delivering the joint statement in Lausanne (image:

"Winners and losers, that has been the essence of conflicts in the world since time immemorial. Only those who go through life with their eyes shut say that conflicts are resolved through [diplomatic] settlements. What happened yesterday in Lausanne was the outcome of an intense conflict that has been ongoing since the Soviet Union collapsed and the West, led by the United States, took over the management of the world since there was nobody to oppose or deter it. The outcome of this conflict is simple: the West has capitulated!

"Many in the world and in the region will look for ways to say that Iran was the loser, but, setting aside the resentment felt by the losers, we hear only the excuses that were voiced by U.S. President Barack Obama in explaining the agreement with Iran. He said clearly and succinctly: after trying everything with Iran, we were left with [only] two options - either war or an agreement - so we opted for an agreement. Obama did not say that war was an unrealistic option, but that is the truth. The most important fact is that, yesterday, the West did not [just] acknowledge Iran's right to attain nuclear energy. It acknowledged that any people that has a clever and capable leadership, and has unity and determination, is entitled to receive all its rights. [Therefore,] in the coming years we shall witness a growing rebellion against the hegemony of America and the West.

"In the period between today and June 30 [the date slated for the signing of a final agreement], the enemies of Iran - not the enemies of the U.S. - will attempt to blow up the agreement or plant booby traps [along its path] in order to thwart it. But this time they will have to take into consideration that the bombs [they plant] will blow up [in the faces of] America and  Europe before their repercussions reach Iran.

"Those in the world who are on the side of good have an easy way to deal with the events. They need only witness the rage of the global right-wing [elements] that want to continue oppressing the peoples, the rage of that racist enemy of humanity, Israel, and the rage of the benighted and backward regimes in the Middle East to know that these elements want only evil.

"What happened yesterday can only be called historic, and Obama accurately described what really took place. He described the facts of the negotiations, which reflect the real balance of power. He was not happy enough to say that this was a new victory for America. Rather, he came close to saying that there had been no other choice. But the real tragedy for the enemies of Iran around the world was that they heard Obama end his speech yesterday with the words "Khamenei, I am at your service!"




[1] Al-Akhbar (Lebanon), April 3, 2015.

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