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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.

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01/03/2020 11:58 PM
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1953 comments

  • Koonkeo C.
    06/24/2020 16:16

    An idiot

  • Lloyd R.
    06/24/2020 02:40

    America is the biggest corrupt country in the world. Rothchilds control everything. This is why they want Trump out hes the first president to do the job without pay. The other 2 who tried to get the country out from under them both got killed Kennedyn Lincoln. The only 2 who went against the Rothchilds and printed their own bills tax free etc. This why they killed them. Now they are using the main stream media to make out Trump is evil and get him out the office as they cant control him with their money. Wake up.

  • Nelly
    06/22/2020 13:12

    Mr. President Trump You are a good man God bless

  • Abe C.
    06/22/2020 09:56

    Lol.. Nice spin.. Show Trump threatened Iran hurry whahahaha.. threat that Obama never did whahaha spin more..

  • Eljaz B.
    06/21/2020 18:44

    Good hi did not start wars. Good for America God for those countreys.

  • Mok C.
    06/21/2020 11:48

    Just start the war dont act like idiot crying baby trump see who will die in gulf

  • Chuck C.
    06/21/2020 07:49

    Trump 2020

  • Adriaan d.
    06/20/2020 21:19

    How can you not vote for this?

  • Rigoberto G.
    06/20/2020 18:38

    What was did Trump start ? Non ! Libya Obama !

  • Kay D.
    06/20/2020 17:31

    He never wants peace....another lie

  • Mahmood A.
    06/20/2020 17:13

    This the man are really CLOWN RACIST WHO RUN A COUNTRY IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN. He is a RACIST MUDERER KILLER ROBBERY RAPIST in the USA. WHY I CALL HIM A MURDERER? HE KILL THE CHILDRENS OF USA FOR WAR. WHY I CALL HIM ROBBERY KILLER ? AFTER WAR HE ROB THE COUNTRY OF IRAQ, SYRIA, LYBIA and some of other country.

  • Leo V.
    06/20/2020 03:20

    Sumoko America bumalik labor bumalik America

  • John H.
    06/20/2020 02:07

    Hey moron, you have a war going on in your own country!! IDIOT!!💩💩💩💩🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • Almira G.
    06/20/2020 00:31

    To. America President Mr. Donal Trump and his Cabinets. Peace to the world, and Safe the Civilization and new Generations. Responsibilities between all different Cullturals, Religions, Bloods and Life Styles. Peace from Bengkulu City. June 2020. Thank you very much.

  • Lucille B.
    06/19/2020 23:09

    He is fat

  • Elizabeth R.
    06/19/2020 18:03

    He is the new hitler. Yet very dumb hitler

  • Aye A.
    06/19/2020 16:52

    War is not only solution but it could create more suffering for America.

  • Maggie A.
    06/19/2020 09:43

    You're fu#ked

  • Tabatha H.
    06/19/2020 05:18

    Fk them ppl Donald ur doin fine

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    06/19/2020 02:33

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