TEL AVIV — It is “pretty rich” and “funny” for Iran to claim a foreign conspiracy is behind the anti-government protests rocking the country while Tehran “has openly been engaged” in attempts to “take over multiple countries,” contended Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein.
Speaking from Tel Aviv, Klein gave his analysis on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily hosted by Breitbart News’s Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and the site’s editor-in-chief Alex Marlow.
Listen to Klein’s full segment below:
Here is a partial transcript of Klein’s analysis of the ongoing Iran demonstrations:
The question becomes – is this going to escalate into something that would be enough to topple the Iranian regime? Right now, we don’t know the answer to that. It all depends on what happens in the next few days; maybe even few weeks. But I think it is very clear that even if the protests start to die down – and there are no signs of that – already the Iranians have been put on notice.
They are going to have to massively reassess their priorities. If they think they can continue to finance not just terrorism around the world but also the export of the Iranian revolution, which they have been doing successfully to Syria to Iraq and beyond, and they are not going to have consequences for the people who are suffering because the money from the billions and possibly trillions in all of these deals after Obama’s nuclear deal is not going to the people.
Klein warned there are indications the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is “getting ready should this wave turn into something revolutionary to the point where it can really … threaten the regime. But again we are not there yet.”
Klein commented on the Iranian leadership’s attempts to frame the protest as a foreign conspiracy, with the country’s supreme leader blaming the demonstrations on “enemies of Iran.”
Iran is trying to frame this as somehow being some foreign conspiracy instead of actually having to contend with their real unemployment issues and the real issues of the economy they are trying to frame this as some sort of conspiracy.
First, there is zero evidence of that and obviously they are doing that to discredit the protesters. And second, I think it is pretty rich for Iran to be claiming any sort of foreign conspiracy because this is why the people have no money. It is because the Iranian regime has openly been engaged in, I wouldn’t call it a foreign conspiracy, but in open attempts to take over multiple countries. They have been very successful in Iraq. You look at Lebanon. It is basically an Iranian proxy state controlled in part by Hezbollah, which answers entirely and only to Iran.
And now in the last 36 hours … the last rebel-held town on the Israeli border in the Golan Heights has just been taken over by the Syrian Army quote unquote. What that really means is Iran. … With the fall of the rebels it is not pro-Western interests that are taking over. It is the Syrian regime backed by Iran.
So all of this money has been going to export that kind of ideology across the region. I think it is pretty funny that while they are openly trying to turn countries toward their axis in a major way they are claiming that these protesters are backed by some foreign entity or interest.