Washington underestimates the strength of attachment in Paris and Berlin to the current Iran deal, as well as the depth of differences between Europe and the United States on how to stabilize the Middle East.
Its economic future in question, Tehran is looking to maintain and increase its influence in Iraq by investing in schemes and projects linked with loyal paramilitary forces.
Pompeo’s speech laid out demands which Iran will almost certainly reject and the Trump administration lacks the capacity to achieve.
The Trump administration does not have a plan to get Iran to do anything the United States wants. Pompeo’s new strategy to counter Iran’s behavior across the Middle East is just a long wish list of demands.
The chance of war may be much greater than before President Trump made the decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.
The hardliners on the nuclear deal with Iran are leaving the U.S. president with one option, namely war.
Now that U.S. President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal, the path forward remains murky.
The EU is looking at ways to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal appears to have put regime change at the very center of the new American power play against Tehran.