Iran and World
Friday July 21, 2017

Trump: "Iran Will Never Have Nuclear Weapons"

When Mr. Trump arrived in Israel after his visit in Saudi Arabia, he called for a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. It’s unclear what form this deal would take, and Trump said he prefers to leave it to both sides to decide between themselves.  

Trump said Iran had negotiated a "fantastic deal" with his predecessor, winning "a lifeline and prosperity”, when he spoke in Jerusalem. He continued, ”…instead of saying thank you", the Iranians were backing terrorism.”  On Monday, he accused Iran of "deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias".

Trump, Senator McCain, Rex Tillerson All Send Strong Messages to Iran Regime

On Sunday, United States Senator John McCain said that President Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia this weekend has sent a message to the Iranian regime, the Washington Examiner reported, that the U.S. and its allies are ready to block Tehran's efforts to destabilize the region. 

On Fox News Sunday the Republican Senator said, "There's no doubt that if we're going to impede the Iranian's continued efforts to exert, certainly, significant strength in the region that this is an important step forward.”

US and Russia to Discuss Iran's Role in Syria, and Dispute over Deir Ezzour

Regarding the Syrian conflict, both the United States and Russia agree on fighting terrorism, but still differ on specific issues. Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, during his first visit to Washington since Donald Trump assumed office, will discuss with Rex Tillerson Iran’s role in Syria. It will also focus on Moscow’s support for Tehran’s Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, as perceived by Washington and Gulf states. 

The new administration has established a strategy that consists of three phases: destroying ISIS, establishing de-escalation zones, and establishing peace.

Revisiting the Trial of Oliver North and the Iran-Contra Affair of 1986

More than 30 years ago, it came to light that the US government had secretly supplied arms to Iran. It grew into a scandal when former Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and National Security Council aide Oliver North revealed, when questioned by former Attorney General, Mr Edwin Meese, that money from the Iran arms sales had been diverted to the Contras in Nicaragua who were supported by the U.S. to oppose the left-wing Sandinista government. It was part of an illicit effort to avoid the scrutiny of Congress that was first reported by a Lebanese newspaper.

Obama Administration's Appeasement of the Iranian Regime Goes Further Than Initially Suspected

In January last year, the Obama administration was involved in an act that would open the country up to further manipulation from Iran. It released seven Iranian-born prisoners that had been charged with “sanctions violations or violations of the trade embargo”. In return, Iran released 5 Americans that had been held by Iranian authorities since 2011. 

After the fact, it was discovered that it was not just a prisoner swap that took place. And it was also discovered that the Obama administration’s claims that the Iranian prisoners were accused of violating sanctions were downplayed – the men were actually national-security threats.

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