Thursday, 2 February 2017

Trump Putting Iran On Notice

All the time Donald Trump is messing up America it's funny but it stops being quite so humorous when he starts throwing his military might around and he seems to have Iran in his sights with his tweet that he is 'putting them on notice' after a missile test flight.
The Iranians responded by saying they will not bow to American threats and the Russians have weighed in to say that the missile test did not violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a deal signed between Iran and six major world powers (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) in July 2015, which curbs Tehran’s nuclear program.
The Russians back Iran for the same reason that America back Saudi Arabia, because they buy billions of pounds worth of military equipment from them so to wag a finger at Iran threatens Russian coffers and the Russians don't like that.
They are also fighting on the same side in the Syrian conflict so Iran has a powerful ally standing beside it and Trump may be as dumb as a post but even he isn't that stupid.
During his campaign he called the JCPOA deal 'terrible' as it would lead to Iran developing nuclear missiles and threatening the World although he also complained that the terrible deal shout American companies out of post-deal economic opportunities in Iran.
If Trump believes that provoking the Iranians is a sound policy move and will make Iran back down and not break out and actually pursue nuclear weapons as a means of self defence then it may find that as alienated as it is around the Globe at the moment, there is a whole new level of alienation his country could go to yet and his round up of an axis of the willing will be even tougher than that
of George W Bush's when he invaded Iraq.
Hopefully he will just stick to passing policies that continue to make him a laughing stock and leave the foreign policy to nations less likely to dig out the George W Bush and Tony Blair guide to dealing with the Middle East countries.

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