Hostile White House rhetoric against nonbelligerent Iran continues menacingly.
It should terrify everyone for pushing things toward possible war on the country, a nation of 81 million people, second in regional population size to Egypt, armed with sophisticated weapons able to hit back hard if attacked.
Trump regime hardliners Bolton and Pompeo want war on the country, pushing Trump in this direction.
He’s manipulated by hardliners in charge of his geopolitical agenda, including Pentagon hawks, somewhat restrained by their cooler head counterparts — knowing war on Iran would be a far greater undertaking than other nations the US attacked since Vietnam.
A similar quagmire could result, including body bags returning home, highlighted by media hostile to Trump, wanting him defeated in 2020.
At the same time, the fourth estate is militantly hostile toward Iran, on board for transforming the country into a US client state, wanting Israel’s main regional rival eliminated by restoring pro-Western fascist rule over Iranian sovereign independence.
The fullness of time will tell what’s coming. Will or won’t the Trump regime attack Iran preemptively?
If happens it’ll likely follow a significant false flag incident, most likely resulting in US casualties, the way to arouse public anger and enlist congressional support — the Islamic Republic wrongfully blamed for what it surely won’t have anything to do with.
Trump regime arrogance is breathtaking. A July 1 White House statement threatened Iran more than already.
It came in response to Tehran’s legal JCPOA right to increase its uranium enrichment beyond limits it voluntarily agreed to observe.
Foreign Minister Zarif said his nation “surpassed the 300kg (low-uranium enrichment) limit, and we had already announced” an intention to exceed it,” adding:
“(W)e have said very clearly what we are doing and consider this as part of our rights as per the JCPOA.”
He, President Rouhani, and other Iranian officials said uranium enrichment would increase because Britain, France, Germany, and the EU breached their JCPOA obligations.
If they fulfill them ahead, Iran will reduce the amount of uranium it enriches, so far not exceeding a 3.67 level, far below the 90% level required to produce nukes.