United States ‘ready’ to make new Iran deal amid heated exchange

United States ‘ready’ to make new Iran deal amid heated exchange

United States ‘ready’ to make new Iran deal amid heated exchange

"The Trump doctrine when it comes to Iran was the Reagan doctrine when it came to the Soviets", Graham, R-S.C., said on Fox News on Monday night.

He added that the United States can't be a monster without assistance; it has to have assistance of the European, Asian continents. And Iranians have heard them - albeit more civilized ones - for 40 yrs. But that approach faces an uncertain future now that Washington has withdrawn from the nuclear deal with Iran, and quickly moved to use its tremendous economic leverage to pressure all other nations to stop importing Iranian oil, the life-blood of the Iranian economy.

In the case of North Korea, the verbal war cooled quickly and gradually led to the high-profile summit and denuclearization talks.

Earlier on Tuesday, Iran's armed forces chief of staff warned the USA of a robust reaction if it continued to threaten Iranian interests.

After speaking with European officials about Trump's warnings, International Crisis Group president Rob Malley said diplomats on the continent were not "really taking it seriously". Before the nuclear deal, the USA was punishing Iran with the help of allies and even some adversaries.

The escalation in rhetoric came as the Trump administration has launched an offensive of speeches and online communications meant to foment unrest and help pressure Iran to end its nuclear program and its support of militant groups, according to US officials familiar with the matter, reported Reuters.

Democrats have expressed alarm about Trump's Iran bluster.

He says: "Iran has said very clearly that any war with them will be very costly, and this means American bases throughout the region could be a target".

The analyst added that "neither Iran, nor any other country is interested in escalating tensions in the region". Trump said in May that he was withdrawing from the agreement signed by the Barack Obama administration.

He said, his administration stands ready for Iran to come back to the negotiating table, adding that the USA is ready to make a deal, not like the one done by the previous Obama administration.

President Trump at Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday.

"We'll see what happens, but we're ready to make a real deal, not the deal that was done by the previous administration, which was a disaster", he said during a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. "I think that he believes because his hard line on North Korea paid off that it is also going to pay off with Iran".

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