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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

53 comments

  • Frankie S.
    09/10/2020 21:46

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

  • Siddhant J.
    01/08/2020 14:23

    💥

  • Ben A.
    01/08/2020 13:48

    Trump Got balls Unlike that Black Obama Who play by The Middle east Rules... Go Trump

  • June R.
    01/07/2020 12:01

    He's totally the guy from the movie the dead zone. Geez....

  • Henry S.
    01/07/2020 11:57

    Good job USA ..terrorists deserve hell

  • Hassan R.
    01/07/2020 09:46

    Donald Trump kutta sala Tu khud nhi chata ki peace rahe.America will destroy soon inshallah

  • Rajput R.
    01/07/2020 07:05

    If Today Americans and Non-Americans both agree to what you have said about Sulemani then please also tell them that he was a warrior/Hero for American forces during war against Al Qaeda and ISIS troops. made it easier for Americans to hang Saddam hussain and he fought for American against Iraq in Iraq... introduced him to fight against so called terrorism and today when he was of no use for American agencies and Forces, he was killed. He was becoming second osama Bin laden.

  • Nav I.
    01/07/2020 05:33

    Indians are far more better than american to choose this kind of shit

  • Syed H.
    01/07/2020 05:05

    Time is coming this white 🐕 is no more live from the earth

  • Shuaib K.
    01/07/2020 04:40

    Doug

  • Pannag S.
    01/07/2020 04:06

    Vijay Mallya for pm

  • Gautam M.
    01/06/2020 21:49

    Shithead

  • Syeda H.
    01/06/2020 20:34

    If hv open the doors of ww3 u hv no problme bcz u will fly to moon or mars bcz u r rich u and ur family wll be safe but wht abt others thy cant go to moon or mars ,u r safe frm all danger but not others thtswhy u r every time ready fr war but dont think ppl r not fools .

  • Mikael D.
    01/06/2020 18:02

    i think lets call the god of all

  • Geet R.
    01/06/2020 16:11

    War will happen because it has to prove that the Bible is truth. It is written that war will happen before the second coming of Jesus.

  • Ramesh M.
    01/06/2020 14:22

    Thanks

  • Makarand N.
    01/06/2020 13:50

    This is the dumbest US president ever...

  • Karen N.
    01/06/2020 11:37

    I could not think of a worser job, President of the USA......

  • Mina A.
    01/06/2020 11:13

    Россия вперёд,всем и носы утрёт

  • Rukhsana S.
    01/06/2020 10:33

    I dont understand why usa has to poke its nose in Iraq n Iran

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