EU leaders will meet on Friday to discuss U.S.-Iran conflict. European diplomats tell Reuters renewed UN sanctions may be forthcoming.
Heart4Iran’s Mike Ansari says things won’t calm down anytime soon. “The Iranian Islamic leaders are seeking ways to retaliate on hard or soft American targets globally. This development will escalate the tension between the two countries,” he explains.
“In fact, this is the farthest [the] U.S. and Iran have ever been from establishing peace.”
Over the weekend, Iraq voted to expel U.S. troops and Iran pulled back from the 2015 nuclear agreement. U.S. President Trump tweeted warnings about further attacks while Congress took steps to block military action.
Believers remain a target as U.S.-Iran tensions escalate. “When Iran’s relationship with the West is strained, the Iranian Christian persecution ramps up,” Ansari says.
“In light of this latest news, one can expect a major crackdown on Christians and other minorities living in Iran.”
The threat doesn’t stop there. “Furthermore, the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) has been identifying and actively monitoring Iranian groups or factions residing in the West, whom they deem as a threat to the Islamic institution of Iran,” Ansari explains.
“This includes Iranian churches, synagogues, special interest groups, student groups and opposition leaders residing outside of Iran. The threat of IRGC retaliation may extend to any of these groups in the West.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Please pray for religious minorities in Iran who may be facing retaliation from the government.
- Pray for God’s strong presence and peace to cover the situation at hand.
- Pray for Mohabat TV’s Virtual Church platform. This is an outlet where people can learn how to stay spiritually strong despite social unrest.