Trump’s game with North Korea does not work with Iran

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The double standard of Trump will not seduce Iran. Western media believe that aware of Trump’s unsuccessful approach with North Korea, the Iranian authorities are smart enough not to follow suit with their North Korean counterparts on the nuclear issue.

A weekly edition of the political news magazine Atlantic examines in an article the insanity of Trump’s Korean game against Iran. According to the commentator, Trump’s Korean game on the Iranian nuclear issue does not work.

The article begins with a little headline on the imperious tone of the American president addressing Iranian officials: “Call me! The author adds thereafter the unsurprising response of a senior commander of the Guardian Corps of the Islamic Revolution (CGRI) who refused the demagogic approach of the tenant of the White House.

Kathy Gilsinan, author of the article, states that Trump had taken the same approach to Iran he had recently adopted in the North Korean nuclear issue.

The Atlantic journalist writes:

“The recent verbal exchange between the US President and the IRGC revealed something interesting: Trump had resumed his North Korean game – using the language of maximum pressure while encouraging Iranian officials to join him at the negotiating table – which could, according to him, take place even in Tehran.”

According to the article, the fact that President Trump is performing as it follows several days of increasing tension between Washington and Tehran. And this, just after the hawks in the US administration put oil in the fire in order to exacerbate tensions between Tehran and Washington. The author specifies in this context:

“National Security Advisor John Bolton announced last Sunday that US warships are heading to the Middle East because of Iranian threats in the region.”

Prior to negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump made the situation on the Korean peninsula as confrontational as possible. In the same context, he threatened Twitter Pyongyang with an atomic strike. At the same time, he called on his secretary of state to suspend his consultations with the North Korean authorities. This was how Trump’s strategy worked and Kim expressed his willingness to meet with the US President.

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iranian expert at the Carnegie Foundation, tells Atlantic:

“Hostility to the United States is not as inherent in the identity of North Korea as it is in Iran.” […] In fact, one of Kim Jong-un’s goals would be to maintain normal relations with the United States … while Iran’s Supreme Leader sees normalization with the United States as a more existential threat. great than persistent hostility.”

The author of the article reaffirms that Trump’s policy towards Pyongyang will hardly be useful on the Iranian nuclear issue.


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