For the Iranian regime, the war in Syria is about much more than just keeping Assad in power. It is about extending the influence of its military, as well as spreading a fundamentalism throughout the region. During its military efforts in Syria, the Iranian regime has not only gained territory but has also put into place military bases. Additionally, those bases have been used to send weapons to other areas of the region, as well as to attack Israel from within Syria.
For the first time, however, the U.S. government seems focused on limiting the influence of Iran throughout the Middle East. Proof of this is the recent comments of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who outlined the Trump administration policy on Iran. The U.S. plans to increase its sanctions against Iran and other aspects of its policy include limiting Iran’s influence.
“What has the Iranian revolution given to the Iranian people?” Pompeo said during his policy address on Monday. “The hard grip of repression is all that millions of Iranians have ever known.”
He also demanded that the regime end its support of Hezbollah, Hamas, and Yemen’s Houthis, as well as withdraw their forces from Syria. Iran has rejected Pompeo’s speech, calling it American arrogance and bullying behavior.
European governments are still attempting to continue economic engagement with Iran, despite the fact that the U.S. has pulled out of the 2015 nuclear agreement. Pompeo has called for other countries to participate in the new American sanctions against Iran.
In light of this shift, the Iranian resistance is calling for the U.S. to throw Iran out of Syria. A Twitter campaign is scheduled for Wednesday, with the focus on demanding Iran’s regime leave the country and stop supporting Assad’s government.
The U.S. Secretary of State will be attending the U.S. House of Representatives to speak about the U.S. policy toward Iran and then will speak at the U.S. Senate on Thursday.
Previously, Pompeo has already indicated that the U.S. policy is focused on cutting off the Iranian mullahs in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. The Twitter campaign is falling under the #IranOutOfSyria.
The Iranian resistance is asking everyone to share and invite others to write simple tweets calling on the U.S. administration to focus on the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Quds Force in #Syria, as well as how their expulsion could limit the influence of the Iranian regime and its fundamentalism in Syria.