Sunday, June 16, 2019

Trump offered to suspend sanctions while negotiating with Iran, Khamenei rejected the offer: more attacks expected Elijah J. Magnier


Trump's negotiating strategy with Iran is not working as planned. Instead of being forced into submission by sanctions, Iran has concluded that it is in its interest to go to war if need be rather than to submitt. Since this would driving the price of oil up to level that would threaten the collapse of the global economy, Iran appears to be gaming the risk of war on the assumption that POTUS would not be willing to go there.

Trump often resorts to the "crazy person" tactic in negotiation. Iran can beat him at that game.

Elijah J. Magnier — Middle East Politics
Trump offered to suspend sanctions while negotiating with Iran, Khamenei rejected the offer: more attacks expected
Elijah J. Magnier

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1 comment:

Kaivey said...

I wish I had put it out, but an ex Bush millitary advisor said what Trump was doing was extremely dangerous. He was said Trump was trying to frighten Iran to the negotiating table to get the best deal, but it is like lighting touch paper and could blow up into a world war. Even an accident could trigger one. He said Trump was being totally wreckless! An idiot!