Escalating Political Tensions in Iran Sees Hearts Changing Towards the Good News of Jesus Christ

The U.S. and Iran are like two high school boys circling each other, ready for a fistfight. Europe, meanwhile, is stuck in the middle, while Russia and China are on the sidelines telling everyone to calm down.

According to The Japan Times, European Union leaders are trying to help Iran while avoiding U.S. sanctions on their own countries. Officials say the EU has until July 8 to save Iran; otherwise, a 2015 nuclear deal is off the table.

As explained here, the 2015 agreement relieved Iran of global pressure as long as officials promised not to develop nuclear weapons.

Calling the nuclear deal “defective at its core,” President Trump stopped U.S. involvement a year ago and imposed U.S. sanctions that effectively crippled Iran’s economy. In recent weeks, tensions rose from a “war of words” to tanker attacks, U.S. troop movement, and warnings of nuclear enrichment. More about that here.

Are recent developments simply a political ploy? Or, is there a real risk of military confrontation between the U.S. and Iran?

“There is a chance the political dance may escalate into military confrontation,” says Heart4Iran’s Mike Ansari. “Despite Mr. Rohani’s rhetoric that he doesn’t want to go to war with any country, for years Iran’s Quds force has waged war and promoted instability across Yemen, Syria, Iraq and the region.

“The current U.S. administration has taken a much harder stance against Iranian government which has got the Mullahs scared and desperate,” he continues.

“To what extent would the Ayatollahs go? It’s hard to predict but it’s safe to assume no country wants to see the Ayatollahs rule over a nuclear Iran.”

Meanwhile, God’s Spirit is moving in the world’s 9th-most difficult place to be a Christian and changing many Iranian hearts.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth