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.


01/03/2020 11:58 PM


  • DaHmars H.
    4 days

    think about middle East... Wat the previous other President did, and war Trump did..

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    11/16/2020 12:28

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  • Mark G.
    11/09/2020 18:06

    I think he's better at penetrating these things

  • Debbie M.
    11/01/2020 02:21

    You probably will not hear it from the corrupt media, but four or five more countries will probably reach a peace deal with Isreal! President Trump and Jared Kushner have worked very hard on these peace treaties! It is what the world has always wanted - peace in the Middle East - , and yet, the main stream media will not give our President any credit for such a phenomenal achievement! Well, I for one, thank them! And, MAY GOD BLESS US ALL. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY A FEW LIKES! BECAUSE I WILL KEEP POSTING THIS! LOL

  • Debbie M.
    11/01/2020 01:57

    WHEN THE CORONA VIRUS BEGAN, Pelosi was running around in China Town telling the American people that Trump was xenophobic, and telling people that President Trump was overreacting when he stopped travel with China. And, to begin with, Fauci was telling everybody to NOT wear masks, that it would only make things worse! Right now, the CDC is unsure whether masks are much of a hindrance to the virus! W.H.O. is also coming out and recommending that you DO NOT shut down countries because of the economy! A little confusing isn’t it, and I am sure it was also confusing for the President. Do you REALLY think he WANTED to close the country down when our economy was doing so well! NO HE DID NOT! IF you do any research at all, you will find that what I am telling you is true! I wear my mask and wash my hands! I use common sense, because I have a 88 year old father who mostly stays HOME! So, before you call somebody a liar, perhaps you should know what you are talking about! And, watch something else besides CNN and MSNBC; they no longer report the news!! PEOPLE USE COMMON SENSE UNTIL WE GET A VACCINE! *********And, Dems quit pointing fingers, and using the Corona virus as a political power grab! SHOULD HAVE BEEN A TIME TO BRING AMERICANS TOGETHER! Tired of your CRAP! ******** COMING TOGETHER PEACEFULLY UNDER A RED WAVE!!! AND, I. USE TO BE A DEMOCRAT!!!

  • Dave T.
    10/28/2020 02:18

    He is the best President you yanks have had since Reagan . I hope & pray he wins against the corrupt Demoncats who tried every low trick in the book to impeach him with lies.Along with the sleazy MSM. They are the real threat to world peace . VOTE TRUMP 2020

  • Will B.
    10/24/2020 13:55

    Trump tell us again about your love ❤️ affair with Kim Jong Un⁉️Zip has changed! A couple of photo Ops! Zilch related to their Nuclear capabilities in North Korea 🇰🇵!All talk👅!👨‍🦰

  • Gary T.
    10/20/2020 18:08

    Trump is racist & prejudice. Trump's way of doing things willcause chaos.

  • Barry D.
    10/19/2020 14:57


  • Troy M.
    10/19/2020 01:22

    Obama dropped a bomb on a foreign country everyday of his presidency (8 years FFS)..... let that sink in.

  • Adam B.
    10/18/2020 04:56

    Right you want peace so you increase the military budget, peace in fear is so fragile that it's not true peace, true peace comes from respect of which you lost from your allies

  • Aulikki P.
    10/17/2020 16:11


  • Susan J.
    10/16/2020 01:29

    Hell with other countries its all about $_ n killers. We got our own war here. N besides to busy on other countries to save our own ppl agaisnt terrorism. 9/11 people had no one there to prevent it. Smh

  • Susan J.
    10/16/2020 01:26

    He used the word RESPECT. Lmbo he doesn't do that his self. Spit wasted on him. Smh

  • Klaas B.
    10/15/2020 15:41

    Je bent een smeerlap

  • Henrique M.
    10/14/2020 13:32

    Trump idiot...

  • Debarjun C.
    10/12/2020 16:40

    East or west Donald trump is the best

  • Huee L.
    10/11/2020 07:32


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