Legacy of Oppression of Ahwaz Arab people is neglected for a century


The issue of Ahwaz   since its brutal military  annexation to the Iranian sovereignty in 1925 falls within the circle of (forgotten issues) and sometimes (losers) as a result of their occurrence under international and regional conditions that prevented their emergence at the international and Arab levels, despite the exceptional strategic and economic status occupied by the region and Is to overlook the Gulf and Shatt al-Arab, and its proximity to Iraq, providing about 90 percent of Iran's oil revenues, which are the vital artery of the Iranian state.

On the other hand, these international and regional conditions, which had prevailed since the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 until the collapse of the former Soviet Union, enabled the successive Iranian governments to implement their chauvinistic policies and arbitrary practices aimed at extracting the Arab identity from the Ahwazi people and abolishing its national and cultural characteristics. Intolerance against all that is Arab without any international or Arab deterrent, taking advantage of its unique strategic importance in the region, which is the main bulwark to the infiltration of Russian Communist to the Gulf and the Middle East on the one hand, and the preoccupation of the Arab peoples in the struggle for national independence and then the Palestinian issue and the Arab-Arab  disputes on the other, in addition to the alliance of some Arab countries with the   former Shah regime of Iran  within the framework of the regional blocs created then by the consequences of the cold war in the world.

The Arab governments, which were supposed to form their positions towards a just Arab issue such as the Ahwazi issue, they did not deal with the Ahwazi issue according to their revolutionary slogans or ambitious national projects, but rather according to their interim goals and narrow self-interests.  Thus, the Ahwazi issue has been subjected to great injustice, which is the fact that it has received no real attention or support from the Western and Arab worlds, despite the tragic situation that the Ahwazi people have suffered over the last nine decades.

Their sons have become second- or third-class citizens, injustices, and discrimination, which reached the level of mass displacement and the confiscation of Arab lands forcibly and planted with Persian settlements.  The Khomeini revolution of 1979 failed miserably to find a  fair  solution to the Ahwazi issue in line with its declared Islamic and revolutionary slogans after losing historic opportunities to build confidence between it and the Ahwazi people by insisting on dealing with it based on oppression and intimidation, Which culminated in the decision of the Iranian regime to implement the so-called sugar cane project, which was used as a cover for the rape of vast Arab lands,   to establish the Persian settlements   on lands that were taken from its Arab owners by threats and deception.

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