regime change

Russian Foreign Ministry: Trump Arrest a ‘Crisis of Liberalism’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday refused to comment on the arrest of former President Donald Trump, ostensibly because doing so would constitute interference with America’s internal affairs. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, however, ventured that Trump’s arrest represented a “crisis of liberalism.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov moderates Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press

Iran’s Former Ambassador Admits Regime Change Is Only Option for Iran

Iran’s former ambassador to Germany, Seyed Hossein Mousavian, made an argument on Ohio-based talk show Going Global with David Delgado on Monday evening that regime change is truly the only option for the Islamic Republic, because the nation will not change its behavior and “behave like a normal country” to have sanctions removed, as United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Trump administration has suggested.

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Adm. Mullen Hopes Iran Deal Will Lead to Regime Change or Reform

Adm. Mike Mullen, former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has offered what he admits is a rather weak defense of the Iran deal: he hopes it will lead to regime change by strengthening reformists within the Tehran government. In an op-ed for Politico Magazine, Mullen claims that “Iranian reformists…support a nuclear deal because it would be a first step in the evolution they would like to see.” He also rules out a military option and says that Obama’s deal is the best deal possible.

Adm. Mike Mullen (AFP)