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Desperation Rules Washington's Policy on Iran

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13.08.2019

US president Donald Trump has managed to fulfill many of his election campaign promises – scrapping the TPP deal, as well as the Paris climate agreement, along with the Iran nuke-deal, ending the Afghan war, and building a wall on the US-Mexico border. Even though we may disagree with his promises and some of them are extremely controversial in nature, on top of being purely unilateral, the fact that Trump did fulfill his campaign promises speaks volumes about the lengths he may go to in order to fulfill remaining promises – particularly, Iran’s subjugation. Perhaps, it is the only one that has proven to be too tough for Trump, thanks to Iran’s resistance and the support it continues to receive from two of America’s strongest strategic competitors: China and Russia. The US president, therefore, is desperate to deliver on this promise and is working on a multi-faceted policy, ranging from provoking military clashes in the Persian Gulf and pushing other countries into conflict with Iran to secretly convince the Iranians to give in to negotiations, and to re-impose sanctions. It is a remarkable show of desperation prevailing in the White House!

This desperation stems primarily from the Iranian refusal to accept these US terms, and it grows out of Washington’s inability to force Iran into capitulation. To achieve the purpose through ‘other’ means, the US secretly invited, according to reports in the Western media, the Iranian foreign........

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