Press Release by U.S.-Iran Alliance
Lake City, UT - 8/29/08 - Recently, the Iran regime has
denied reports that
it purchased over 1 million tons of wheat from the "Great Satan." When pushed
hard enough, the regime's reaction evidences that it will respond to Washington
favorably and rationally, and not suicidally.
To meet Iran's wheat supply shortage, Iran traded with the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this month. According to Bill Nelson, a grains market analyst at Wachovia Securities, Iran fell 5 million tons short of their yearly supply needs due to harsh droughts that have decimated local wheat crops.
Since Iran has sought agricultural self sufficiency, announcing foreign assistance from the U.S- one of Iran's arch rivals, would undermine their domestic and foreign policies. While Iran's denial of wheat purchases exposes ideological and moral weakness among Iran's ruling elite, their position may afford Washington strength to address other issue areas with Iran, including the current impasse over Iran's nuclear program.
Not only do Iran's hardliners benefit from maintaining opposition to "the global arrogance" by denying foreign support, but they also reap rewards by accepting the foreign assistance that solves the wheat crisis. Tehran's ability to secure its interests by acting pragmatically demonstrates a high level of diplomatic fluidity present in the thinking of Iran's leaderships. Acting against this intelligence would be a significant loss for Washington.
The U.S.-Iran Alliance seeks to prevent a U.S. or Israeli war with Iran and to promote Three Principles in Iran: respect for the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, free press on par with internationally recognized democratic standards, and free elections on par with internationally recognized democratic standards & monitored by international observers.
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