Thursday, August 1, 2019

On Iran, Trump Is Shoving Israel Out Into the Cold


https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/.premium-on-iran-trump-is-shoving-israel-out-into-the-cold-1.7584048
But if Tehran has concluded that it must talk with Trump, it’s going to have to give him something in exchange for ending the sanctions. Trump would then tout any concessions as a triumph for his re-election campaign. And if the Iranians offer him something substantive, such as ending the sunset clauses, that would have to be considered a genuine achievement.

But even if Trump is able to substantially improve the nuclear deal, that wouldn’t come close to fulfilling the Iran wish list of Netanyahu and pro-Israel U.S. conservatives. That includes items like forcing them to end funding for terrorism, as well as ending their entire nuclear and missile development programs.

So any new Iran deal may turn out to be a bitter disappointment to Bolton and the Israelis, not to mention Trump’s Jewish and evangelical donors and supporters.

1 comment :

  1. Kalonymus AnonymusAugust 1, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Silly article. Trump wasn't elected by Israel, not is he subservient to them.
    Israel is already fighting a war with Iran, presumably with collaboration from Saudi Arabia. we can't predict the outcome of conflict between America and Iran and shouldn't take it for granted that is really well necessarily gain from it.

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