It has been two years since the killing of Qasim Soleimani, the head of The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), by the United States special forces at the orders of then-President Donald Trump severely altered the ties, equations and partnerships between the US and Iran. Adding to the difficulties for Iran to go back recasting its exchange and engagement with the US will be a herculean task as for the stance and postures of Democrat Joe Biden at the helm of affairs?
Can the conservative leadership of Iran support Biden on his assurances rather than words sounding as the reflection of realism as the roadmap for achieving the goals and objectives of its foreign policy? The Iraq invasion in 2003, the Afghanistan crisis, the Rise of the Islamic State etc., vividly illustrated a desperate and adamant US displaying its might and worth seeking a complete capture and control of these territories for their will to challenge the hegemony and monopoly of Americans.
Similarly, for Iran was placed and put under sanctions for defying the provisions of the nuclear deal, testing its nuclear capacity and calibre became out of sight with the US coming heavily on all such attempts. Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action offers a blueprint for Iran to match and march towards its commitment to significantly cut down on nuclear enrichment programmes which are undertaken keeping in viewing the domestic compulsions safeguarding the sovereignty of the Islamic republic.
Joe Biden should come out of his perceptions on Iran and seek to jointly work on amicably resolving the differences of views and opinions, alerting both countries to the prospects and possibilities of dialogue, cooperation, coordination and consensus on issues which are to be acknowledged and appreciated with all sincerity and seriousness. History isn’t always about annexing and conquering but about taking a leaf out of your mistakes for actions, amendments and corrections. Uncle Sam will have to show large-heartedness by shedding their pretensions.