The image of the power manifestations: Trump and Rouhani

The image of the power manifestations: Trump and Rouhani

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Each year, specifically in September, the States Members of the United Nations meet in the General Assembly Hall in New York and continue for three months to discuss issues and questions within the competence of the United Nations, adopt the budget, determine the quotas of Member States and elect non-permanent members of the Security Council. These discussions are attended by many presidents, kings and princes of the world, in which they speak. Under the rules of procedure of the General Assembly of the United Nations, its members are equal and each has one vote, at the legal level.
On the political level, it is quite different, and this is what can be seen in the course of the speeches delivered by the rulers. The political discourse given by the Presidents represents a real test of the strength of the State and its political, economic, military and security presence at the level of the entire international community. This strength and weakness can be seen in the speeches of Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, and Hassan Rouhani, President of the Republic of Iran.
Apart from the presentation of Trump’s speech in front of UN General Assembly on his internal achievements, and also a ay from Rouhani ‘s presentation of Washington’s isolation and the need for its commitment to the law and its departure from the Middle East, the number of attendees present during each speaker’s speech will find most representatives of states , if not all present deny during President Trump’s speech . While many representatives of states in the UN General Assembly did not like to hear Rouhani’s speech, they preferred to leave the General Assembly Hall. The evidence for this is the two pictures taken for the two presidents during their speech. Today, uncle is living the “age of the picture”. What is more, if it is a “television picture”, the picture goes directly to the mind, so that it becomes visible at the moment of observation and plays its role at the same moment and this role continues depending on one’s attitude towards accidents and facts.
This is the true size of Iran and the United States of America at that international level. International relations from the dawn of history to the present day are based on the calculations of power in all its forms .The picture suggests that the Trump administration has won its political battle against Tehran in the UN General Assembly Hall. This is a clear expression of American diplomatic power. This force may be strengthened on the economic level, the politicians in Tehran to be deeply aware that once the United States withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, the stage of decline in the exchange rate of the Iranian currency against the US dollar began. How will the Iranian economic situation be with the coming sanctions? On November 4, the second package of US sanctions on Iran will come into force, and if the Trump administration can prevent Tehran from selling its oil on world markets, then it will be in front of a significant force, which requires Tehran to reconsider its calculations.
It is useful to point out what has been said above, not admiration for American power or Trump’s administration, but international relations are based on a combination of political, economic, military and security factors that make this or that country deal with other states as a matter of surplus power or arrogance. If Tehran thinks that it is possible to impede that force or fight it through its militias deployed in some Arab countries, in this case it is wrong. Washington is not dragged into a war of militias and if it is forced to war with it, its goal will be the Iranian depth. Contemporary historical experience shows that when the political capital of the state fell, its political system fell.

Iranian Studies Unit
Rawabet Center for Research and Strategic Studies