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Trump on Iran and the Middle East

What Trump has said about Iran and the Middle East and what he just did there... doesn’t quite match.

Officials try to play down Trump’s remarks on Iranian threat

U.S. President Donald Trump’s top national security advisors have appeared on television shows to defend the U.S. assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani, which pushed both countries to the brink of war. But the officials backed away from Trump’s assertion that Tehran planned to target four U.S. embassies in the Middle East, a justification he used for the decision to kill Suleimani, the architect of Iran’s regional security strategy.

Congress is still highly skeptical

The administration’s muddled messaging on Iran has added to the public debate over the Jan. 3 strike against Suleimani. Lawmakers—both Democrats and Republicans—are still not satisfied with the evidence the administration has provided in classified briefings to back up the claim that Suleimani was planning an “imminent” attack. Meanwhile, reports that Trump authorized the strike on Suleimani seven months ago could further undermine the administration’s justification.

**Will Iran negotiate? **

Despite recent hostility from both sides, the Trump administration hopes that harsh U.S. sanctions and protests in the streets of Tehran will drive the regime to the negotiating table. Trump tweeted support for the protesters both in English and in Farsi, saying the United States will “continue to stand by you.” But the former commander of U.S. Central Command cautions that Washington must remain vigilant, and that it would be a mistake to take Iran’s word that it does not seek further escalation.

NATO struggles to adapt

Senior NATO officials were not told in advance that Trump would call on the alliance to increase its involvement in the Middle East, U.S. and NATO officials told Foreign Policy —leaving U.S. and NATO officials scrambling to come up with policy ideas to respond. Details are sparse on what Trump is asking for, besides a new name for the Middle East expansion. A NATO delegation, led by Assistant Secretary General for Operations John Manza, was in Washington on Jan. 10 for meetings at the State Department to hash out how to respond to Trump’s request.

Brut.

01/03/2020 11:58 PM

968 comments

  • Diana A.
    05/31/2021 20:36

    diaper Donnie is nothing but a lying piece of shit

  • Frankie S.
    09/10/2020 21:46

    American government always thinks its a world Government. world leaders do not understand world peace

  • Glonel E.
    01/08/2020 16:04

    Sino sira ulong pangulo ngayon??

  • Nik A.
    01/08/2020 16:00

    You is biggest terrorist

  • Babu M.
    01/08/2020 15:35

    OMG 😂 is this guy stand-up comedian or what ?

  • Sheet S.
    01/08/2020 15:25

    Keep going I hope you will kill them all

  • KB E.
    01/08/2020 15:20

    You want peace , why you killed PRS.moleimani ? Destroy America 👿👿👿👿

  • JM J.
    01/08/2020 15:13

    Namumulubi na kc ang usa kaya ngawa ng gnyang eksena

  • Mary N.
    01/08/2020 15:09

    awit

  • Fujie Y.
    01/08/2020 15:01

    stupid trump your a true evil

  • Brandon M.
    01/08/2020 14:54

    I think they will say condolence because you will die. Surely, they will put you down to rest with your wig

  • Mac M.
    01/08/2020 14:53

    All of these is connected to day 1 when US hold it’s foot in middle east, the decision that brought endless problems/killings not just for people within the affected area but all over the world. And fast forward 2020 here comes again the fear of another war.It has to stop somewhere!!! You can’t talk peace and have a gun-Francis M

  • Pia B.
    01/08/2020 14:52

    basher 😂n

  • Armak K.
    01/08/2020 14:51

    you want peace? THEY WANT PEACE? THE DAY MIDDLE EAST WILL HAVE PEACE, IS WHEN YOU PULL OUT EACH AND EVERY AMERICAN SOUL OUT OF THAT PLACE, BECAUSE AMERICANS STARTED THE WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST... AND YOU HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 20 YEARS‼️ THE MIDDLE EASTERN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OPPRESSED BY YOUR TROOPS AND YOUR GREAT NATION FOR 2 DECADES ... SO UNLESS‼️ YOU GET THE HELL OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE'S BACKYARD‼️ THERE WILL BE NO PEACE‼️

  • Rose d.
    01/08/2020 14:46

    he dont want war,he wants peace andd he wants to bring back the troops to his country...then why is their war now,why is their no peace since iran will not stop untill its end...why is he sending those troops instead of bringing them back home...how about their families that waits for them?for my own,one war is enough,if you loose their is no another declaration of war because if winning is all you want then play a cheese.dont send humans just to win...its how many decades ago...thats why their is no peace because nobody accept what they lost...its yours then take it,if they wont give it then talk with that and investigate with the leaders...this not right...too many lives already lost..innocent lives..😥😥we all know the islamic law,they will take what you have taken...and we know the US law,they never negotiate...may God will be centered

  • Zan A.
    01/08/2020 14:33

    Peace Politicians... Nope... US is a WAR Politicians...

  • Siddhant J.
    01/08/2020 14:23

    💥

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    01/08/2020 14:20

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  • Kenny N.
    01/08/2020 14:11

    I don't get it. Is he supposed to go all Clinton and not do anything about Iran attacking us embassies