Loving, hating, liking, disliking or being neutral about any of her other policies, when it comes to Iran, the undeniable fact is since her rebirth she has stood by Iranians at the hour of their need. The similarities of national interests in addition to well over two and a half millennia of historical ties have made it inevitable.
If it weren’t for her clandestine delivery of anti-tank TOW missiles, fighter jet spare parts and armaments, Saddam’s invading army would have exacted even more Iranian lives to expel as it eventually took. And of course the destruction of Iraq’s Osirak facility by IAF where nuclear bombs were to be made with Iran as the first and Israel as the second recipient is the clearest example of commonality of strategic necessities.
The examples are aplenty, the latest one being the speech just delivered by her Prime Minister at the UN General Assembly saying things given the chance an emancipated Iranian would have said. All other speakers didn’t care enough to mention the dire plight of Iranians under the tyranny of the Islamists or even acknowledge the presence of mostly Iranian demonstrators outside the UN building. The PM of the only democracy in the Middle East, a nation which is a tried-and-true friend of Iranian people did.
“The most urgent challenge facing this body is to prevent the tyrants of Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Are the member states of the United Nations up to that challenge? Will the international community confront a despotism that terrorizes its own people as they bravely stand up for freedom? Will it take action against the dictators who stole an election in broad daylight and gunned down Iranian protesters who died in the streets choking in their own blood? Will the international community thwart the world’s most pernicious sponsors and practitioners of terrorism? Above all, will the international community stop the terrorist regime of Iran from developing atomic weapons, thereby endangering the peace of the entire world?
The people of Iran are courageously standing up to this regime. People of goodwill around the world stand with them, as do the thousands who have been protesting outside this hall. Will the United Nations stand by their side?”