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Protests we've been telling you about on money doing more rocking in the streets of Tehran Warren is they might be rocking president -- -- -- -- -- Right out of his job more and more of his political opponents blaming him for the nation's economic crisis the problem is his successor.
Could be even worse for the US -- Ferris is senior -- -- foreign policy and national security.
For the Romney campaign in a Fox News Middle Eastern and terrorism expert he also wrote the book the coming revolution.
-- welcome back to the show.
-- certainly appreciate your time as always.
What is going on here I mean do you think that there is real tension going on between happened in Asia -- And the rest of the regime or or do you think that this is sort of a side show.
Well it's both at the same time because -- regime in Iran is very concerned about AM repeat the repetition.
Up demonstrations that took place in 2009.
Which we're about to crumble that regime you know short of international support.
-- you have to corners of the vision you have to add to allow the clerics on the one hand and then you have the probably forthcoming next president of Iran was now sitting as the speaker.
Of the -- and the middle.
You have Ahmadinejad who has few months to be in the other than the current president right that's not to blame him -- for the current economic crisis.
And of course he he is you know not eligible for reelection this is -- and no matter what.
You say that you have some insight who do you think is going to replace him who is that and and what does he mean for the -- Look inside the regime basically if they know who the next person is they're not gonna declare it's obviously because it's going to be an election.
But decade that that -- strongman is to data speaker of the parliament and ID and it just say.
That this man in 2009 was the one who encouraged the regime to crush the revolution and to -- many of these demonstrators so yes.
He's not just as hard he's may be harder than I'm Indonesia against their own people so what does that mean for us.
And any other nuclear aspirations.
All of that is very clear signal of that -- time despite the current regime of sanctions the Iranian regime is getting harder and harder because -- not seeming.
Strategic vis vis -- that the sanctions the people are but not the regime.
So they're gonna get another president who for many other years is gonna continue with the project of the nukes and expansion in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.
Well what -- he's not feeling the sanctions but they're totally dependent on their oil revenue.
To fund the government and they've seen exports drop in half I mean you don't think that's had an impact.
Well -- on the actually -- it has an impact on middle class economy.
On the labor.
On other sectors of the economy.
But as long as there is -- -- -- -- many other dictatorships as long as regime can't survive as the economy of the regime and -- economy of the country.
The country is suffering but not the regime.
Still it but at the -- the people are suffering you don't think they're going to rise up which is obviously you know he is what the sanctions are really all about we have seen pictures and video.
Of unrest in in all over Iran.
You -- believe that's real.
No Minnesota V current sanctions in my in my analysis imposed by the Obama administration have one goal to bring the regime the negotiations.
Not to push fit the people to overthrow the regime because there is no -- in Washington -- under this administration to bring down the regime otherwise.
You would have seen a lot of support going to be and -- also the opposition that is not we're not doing enough for the opposition in Iraq.
Well it sounds like it's impossible to use sanctions to bring Iranian leaders to the table sounds like there's there's no scenario which you believe that would work what else should we be doing.
We have been doing this for many years.
As long as we don't have the full circle around the regime I mean -- given exceptions to China to India to trade and maybe two others as well.
That regime is not really -- completely tightly what we need to do is first -- that encirclement economically meaning tightening vis -- the sanctions.
But more importantly working with the Iran in public with the -- -- opposition.
Against that regime we had one output and given -- -- a member of no mention that June 2000 not.
Too many people on the streets that should've been the Iraq and spring with fans and to limit.
All right well -- -- thank you so much for coming our.
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