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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

1952 comments

  • Brian B.
    08/24/2021 22:50

    You all want to blame someone who did a great job for our country. Put the blame where it belongs on Biden and the rest of the idiots in government. Nancy , Chuck, the squad and many others.

  • נועם ז.
    08/16/2021 08:06

    Here is something you americans don't 'get'-there is no negotiation with Iran/no apeasing them because unlike you/Europe...,they see it as weekness and abuse it.The only way is to 'break their backs'

  • Edna M.
    08/15/2021 14:42

    He us just an idiot.

  • Darren B.
    07/23/2021 18:30

    RIP

  • Dan Q.
    07/18/2021 10:45

    He gives dumb a bum rap

  • Jean B.
    06/14/2021 23:33

    Stupid loser

  • Julio S.
    06/14/2021 20:48

    EVERY DAY PRESIDENT BIDEN MAKE TRUMP LOOK LIKE A DIAPER CHUMP ...TRUE FACT AND HISTORY WILL FIND TRUMP GUILTY OF 2020 GENOCIDE...

  • Joseph W.
    06/14/2021 05:32

    Dirtbag

  • Jeremy A.
    06/14/2021 04:34

    He’s got a point lol

  • Emalata T.
    06/13/2021 22:06

    You liar USA is the best Leader in the World what about Iran nuclear weapon they plan to suicide bomb the check point in Irag America try to stop them from killing people

  • Emalata T.
    06/13/2021 22:04

    They misunderstood

  • Emalata T.
    06/13/2021 22:03

    You are the best ever

  • Henry B.
    06/03/2021 23:01

    Why don't Americans just stay in there own country and leave the rest of the world alone because the planet will be a safer place

  • Diana A.
    05/31/2021 20:36

    diaper Donnie is nothing but a lying piece of shit

  • Ibs I.
    05/24/2021 15:48

    The Establishment and their Media apparatus love WARS. They make billions from arms, contracts, and sensationalized lies all across the world. And in the end, bequeath nothing but destruction, death, sorrow, and misery all around.

  • Lloyd Y.
    05/19/2021 18:57

    Loser!!!!!

  • Tebogo M.
    12/20/2020 13:06

    Trump is a man of peace, the establishment doesn’t like him because it still wanna make trillions of dollars from fake wars against weak countries.

  • Danny C.
    12/15/2020 05:55

    Soooo sick of this clown

  • Chandramathy P.
    12/13/2020 04:37

    sir President Donald Trump U are A Dove Only Amen:

  • Xin H.
    12/09/2020 23:58

    Evidence: Obama and Biden received huge bribes from the CCP when they were in power. CCP Confucius Institutes and CCP spies all over the United States are examples!

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