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Biden’s win; a flicker of hope for Iran?

If Iran were even to surrender ties with the US' enemies today, it would still be a burden on an already jumbled up global foreign policy but, could potentially lead to a smoother transition and optimistic, eager forthcoming struggle.

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Donald Trump, before 2016, was an ordinary or extraordinary billionaire. Though he was well-known in politics for being anti-Washington, he spread this impressive un-orthodox vibration wherever he went. In his time of being a civilian, Trump was also very well-known for his towers around the world and reality TV-show the Apprentice.

The show started in 2004 and was a hit-TV show airing regularly on NBC. It was a famous scene for Trump to fire many on the show with the famous phrase, “you’re fired”. Trump continued this tradition into his later political life by satisfying his ego back in his 2016 campaign. He reportedly hired a look-alike of President Obama and fired him, for his personal “issues”. This custom also reflected his presidency and his path to the White House, a place he once detested, as he replaced his Attorney Generals, his Secretaries of State and even his National Security Advisers. He kept the same strategy with the U.S. ‘allies around the world, even the ones with brittle communication.’

Iran is a nation united within itself but struggles with sanctions placed by the Trump administration on grounds of curbing Tehran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms threats

After US’ withdrawal from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), Iran has a chance to revive its relations with the United States and finally make its way out of the Chinese bond, which it has just recently, and forcefully formed. Not realizing what impact it could have on the people, President Trump quickly sanctioned Iran and its top ranking officials. The upcoming Biden administration has vowed to go back into the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA) and maintain a relation with Iran for global security. Biden would also go further as to strengthening ties to prevent further expansion of Chinese power, beyond Pakistan. This would surely limit the fast-growing economic hub and the influence it could potentially have over the world.

Read more: What Biden’s win means to sanctions-battered Iran?

If Iran were even to surrender ties with the US’ enemies today, it would still be a burden on an already jumbled up global foreign policy but could potentially lead to a smoother transition and optimistic, eager forthcoming struggle.

China-Iran ties

During this short time China-Iran friendship, both have drafted the Iran-China 25-year cooperation program which focuses on regional collaboration on issues for its people and cyber security. Though, this could prove bad for Iran in the long run, the US could be on board with more sanctions. Iran is a nation united within itself but struggles with sanctions placed by the Trump administration on grounds of curbing “Tehran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms threats”.

A savior is desperately needed for a country searching for allies, trying to pick the right one

A report by Federation of American Scientists, outlined, “Global banks mostly left the Iranian market during 2011-2015 and hesitated to reenter the Iran market after the 2016 easing of sanctions because of (1) reported concerns that the United States might still sanction their Iran transactions; (2) a lack of transparency in Iran’s financial sector”. The IMF reported that Iran’s economy declined by about 8% during March 2019-March 2020, and a further contraction is expected during 2020-2021.

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A savior needed

The point is, departure from such ties could mean new beginnings for the Iranian people and would surely help develop the nation, already hit by recessions and declines. It is finally time for Iran to realize even testing to form ties with its northern neighbor could end in national security concerns given China’s interference in many democratic institutions in many countries around the world.

Iran has a history of cooperation with the West, especially with its significant position between Europe and Asia. President Trump announced on Twitter, “I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defense, effective immediately. Chris will do a GREAT job! Mark Esper has been terminated. I would like to thank him for his service.”

This could greatly delay any possibility of restoring relations with a new government, despite the elections. This integral part of the system is deeply connected. A country at crisis is needed to be saved. A savior is desperately needed for a country searching for allies, trying to pick the right one.

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Juan Abbas is a freelance writer for the Daily Times. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.

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