You say this while living in Canada? I have Iranian friends whose relatives can't afford medicine while you people are fantasizing about becoming a superpower while your government is wasting tax money on useless wars. I will have some respect for you if you wrote this post while living in Iran but writing crap while enjoying comfort in the west deserves no respect.They take it as a source of pride. How pathetic!
Don't get me wrong, I support Iran as a counterbalance against Arab countries but you need to build your economy and take care of welfare of your citizens before you go onto foreign adventures.
I don't think so. US sees Iran as a counterbalance to GCC. An Iran allied with the US will have US blessing on the same adventures in Yemen, Syria and what not as long as it doesn't threaten Israeli interests.The Pent up frustration Iranians have been building up for quite a while now was going to blow up sometime sooner or later irregardless of sanctions. External factors only go so far when you have an intrinsically corrupt institution running internal affairs. Iran's government needs/needed drastic reforms or even outright replacement but Iran as a nation is in between a rock and a hard place. It is my view that Middle Eastern nations allied with Israel and the United States will exploit this since (imo) they don't want to see a strong and independent Iran ever again, especially since Iran can be so effective at influencing regional politics even under harsh sanction regimes. So in this lies Iran's precarious predicament. How does it go about satiating an angry populace ravaged by a not so ideal government compounded with draconian sanctions that has markedly reduced the standard of Iranian living undoubtedly adding to a lot of the Iranian populations discontentment. After all, Iran has regional commitments and goals it has to push in order to keep its power. If Iran just threw in the towel and caved into American/Israeli demands that are tantamount to a full surrender: Iran's reputation will be tarnished for decades. More over there doesn't seem to be, at least under this current paradigm, away for Iran to give and take with the America. The United States wants nothing less than a full retreat of any and all Iranian internal and external ambitions.
One thing is for certain though, Trump's Israeli led JCPOA exit and reinstatement of American sanctions have done their job rather well. U.S. weaponization of its economy has paid off and it remains to be seen where this is all heading.