Find Avi Melamed ’s comments on the current events in Iran published in the Jerusalem Post. Article by FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE, SARA MILLER/ THE MEDIA LINE | Published: OCTOBER 15, 2022
… Avi Melamed, founder of the Inside the Middle East Institute, which provides nonpartisan education on the region, agrees that vital expressions of support from the West have been lackluster.
“There is a need for Western support and external support, and in that sense, not so surprisingly, there is a lot of discontent,” he says. “There is a growing feeling of disappointment [among] both the Iranians and peoples in the region vis-à-vis the position of the West.”
Like Vahid, Melamed believes foreign nations should be recalling their ambassadors from Iran as an initial step but argues a more stringent response is also needed.
“I would expect very tough sanctions on the Iranian regime and its major leaders,” he says. “I would expect some international decisions that will have teeth and will be applied and will be reinforced on the ground to make very clear that the West will not put up with that story, but what we see so far is very mild.
“We see gestures of Western leaders, but what we don’t see is Western leaders or Western influential media [speaking out].” … For more stories from The Media Line visit themedialine.org
Avi Melamed ’s comments on the current events in Iran as published in the Jerusalem Post. Article by FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE, SARA MILLER/ THE MEDIA LINE | Published: OCTOBER 15, 2022
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