As G7 leaders met in Germany, two major topics of discussion were Iran's nuclear program and the crisis brewing in the Middle East.
Rarely after the Second World War, and never since the end of the Cold War, has the world faced such great calamities, and never has the West been so out of touch and strategically mistaken in its response.
Two factors explain this:
First, there exists a lack of understanding as to the root of the region's problems. Islamic fundamentalism and extremism emerged with the establishment of the religious dictatorship in Iran, and it immediately threatened the region's peace and stability. The ayatollahs in Iran are the heart of the evil phenomenon of Islamic fundamentalism and extremism.
The main goal of the fundamentalists is to create an "Islamic empire" with Sharia law through the use of force. Shiite and Sunni fundamentalists are no different to one another. Both use violence and aggression as their primary tool. It is a mirage to search for moderates among them. The 2003 U.S.-led occupation of Iraq, followed by the gradual occupation of Iraq by Tehran gave unprecedented momentum to the fundamentalists. The sectarian crimes of Bashar al-Assad and Nouri al-Maliki, Tehran's puppets in Syria and Iraq, especially against the Sunni population which were ignored the West have led to the rise of ISIS.
Second, the West is miscalculating the potential of the ayatollahs in Iran to wreak havoc. It is faced with countless economic, social, domestic and international crises and is at its most vulnerable state. The fundamentalist mullahs in Iran don't belong to this day and age; but due to the lack of a firm policy adopted by the West, they have been allowed to foment crises across the region and bring the world to the brink of a new war.
As Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said at an April 29 hearing of the US House of Representatives, there is a solution. To defeat Islamic fundamentalism the world powers must take five key steps: Expel the Iran's Quds Force from Iraq and enable genuine participation of Sunnis in the political spectrum; assist Syria's opposition to end Assad's tyrannical rule; recognize the Iranian people's aspirations to overthrow the ayatollahs; empower a genuine, democratic, and tolerant Islam to counter fundamentalist interpretations of this religion; and block all pathways for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. World leaders must take notice. The ayatollahs are not part of the solution to stop Islamic fundamentalism; they actually lie at the heart of the problem. The real and ultimate solution is to achieve regime change through supporting the Iranian people and their organized Resistance.
This is a viable policy which would lead to regional stability and world peace. The Iranian people will echo this call on June 13 in Paris at the grand gathering for democratic change in Iran.