U.S. And Iran Trade Threats. Is This Just Prelude Of Further Negotiations?

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U.S. And Iran Trade Threats. Is This Just Prelude Of Further Negotiations?

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On July 22nd, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the US that war with Iran is “the mother of all wars,” while not completely rejecting the idea of a peaceful agreement

Rouhani’s exact words were “must understand that war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace,” while speaking in front of diplomats in Tehran, as reported by Iran’s state news agency IRNA. The Iranian President also warned Donald Trump: “do not play with the lion’s tail, because you will regret it eternally.”

Hassan Rouhani’s comments come months after the Trump administration announced the withdrawal of the US from the Iran Nuclear deal. The decision was also accompanied with the reinstatement of sanctions on the Persian country. CNN reported that according to Brian Hook, a State Department policy and planning director, more than 50 international companies have said they are leaving the Iranian market due to the sanctions. The said sanctions shall be reimposed on November 4th.

President Rouhani’s comments also follow a July 22nd rhetorical assault of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He verbally assaulted Iranian leaders, comparing them to “mafia”, while promising unspecified backing for Iranians who are unhappy with their government.

This came in front of a mostly Iranian-US audience in California. He called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif “merely polished front men for the ayatollahs’ international con artistry,” in regard to the nuclear deal.

Reuters reported that Pompeo’s speech is the latest step in the communication offensive against the Iranian government. It is, according to Reuters, aimed at creating unrest in the Persian country and help in pressuring the government to shelf its nuclear program and support of militant groups, according to anonymous US officials.

According to the Trump administration’s policy towards Iran, Rouhani had this to say: “You are not in a position to incite the Iranian nation against Iran’s security and interests.” Publicly, the Trump administration, as reported by Reuters, claims its policy is not a “government change” in Iran, it is to purely change Tehran’s behavior in supporting militant groups, supporting proxies in the Middle East and nuclear and missile work.

Pompeo continued his tirade by claiming senior Iranian leaders had benefited from embezzlement, sweetheart deals and other ill-gotten gains. He continued by dismissing Iran’s ayatollahs as “hypocritical holy men” who “seem more concerned with riches than religion.” He also announced the launch of a 24/7 Farsi-language TV, radio, digital and social media platform channel. He also claimed that the US is attempting to limit internet censorship in the Persian country.

Trump’s answer to Rouhani’s comments came late on July 22nd. It was a more-aggressive inits  manner twitter diplomacy attempt: “To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”

All of this follows an escalation in tensions between the US and Iran rose over Iranian oil exports which happened in early July 2018. CNN reported that a Trump administration official promised to reduce the number of countries that import Iranian crude oil to zero, which led to a backlash from Iran.

After the mentioned above rise in tensions, Iran hinted at closing the Strait of Hormuz. The Iranian government did not expressly mention closing the Persian Gulf, it expressed its intention to prevent any country from shipping oil via it, following the aforementioned sanctions and threats on Iranian crude oil trade. On July 20th, Iran again threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz once again, as reported by Memri. Although on July 3rd. Memri reported that many inside and outside Iran have interpreted these statements as an Iranian threat to close the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has historically threatened to close the Strait numerous times in the past, never to follow through on it, as show Memri archives. As aforementioned Trump’s twitter diplomacy and the harsher US stance towards Iran might, in fact, push the country to bring its threats to fruition.

Regarding withdrawing from the nuclear deal in May 2018, Trump had the following to say: “It is clear to me that we cannot prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb under the decaying and rotten structure of the current agreement. The Iran deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing we know exactly what will happen.” President Rouhani, however, reiterated that a retaliation could be avoided if the remaining European members of the nuclear deal can make up for the withdrawal of the US.

According to the Guardian, what is happening since May 8th with Iran, and what transpired with North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-Un is Trump’s gamble for glory. Just as every gamble, this one can too, backfire. His arguable success with Jong-Un is more than likely not going to be repeated with the Persian country. The Washington post, in an article from May the 4th foreshadowed what is happening at this moment. The Trump administration would attempt twitter diplomacy with Iran, albeit from what has been provided so far, much harsher. They would attempt to escalate the issue, thus forcing Iran into a deal. Iran, as the Washington Post predicted would initially play the victim, seeking to worsen the relationship between the US and the international community and, in particular, the other members of the nuclear deal. Then, as announced mid-July 2018, they would incrementally expand aspects of its nuclear program such as the centrifuge factory, increasing research and development. Thus, showing that Iran is resisting Washington, and hoping that members of the international community, infuriated by Trump would let it pass. And this is indeed what is happening, Iran is lashing out and there seems to be no actual international community efforts to quench that. Because Trump’s “strategy of increased tension” which finally leads to the other side capitulating due to his aggressive business-like approach might fail to work this time.

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  • Merijn

    War with Iran is the Mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all Peace..

    America is just Shouting War…WAR…WARRR… they had plenty of chances to start a WARRR… but they did not…. why would they start a war this time or another? THE BULLY GOT HIS ASS WACKED BIG TIME… He is Nothing…a Beaten Dog… Hollow Phrases & Empty Words…Death Throes of an Empire…
    Bring on Your Nukes AmeriKKKa..Custer’s Last Stand…

  • Snowglobe

    There has been a rumor going around for a couple of months now that Iran will be returned to the hands of the people because their military will not stand against the people when asked to.

    It would be good for the people if this was to happen. The new noise seems to be just that. Noise.

    Some current noise….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngHeY2i_9F8

  • leon mc pilibin

    Trump was elected by the jew zionists for one thing only,,to do EVERYTHING that israhell wants.And so far he has delivered on most things,,but the big one is WAR WITH IRAN,to be fought with american forces of course,while the satanic jews in occupied Palestine rub their hands with glee.

    • Snowglobe

      Many of his actions substantiate your words.

      The current noise is a propaganda war. For the Americans to open a war front in Iran would be suicide for them and would light the fuse of WWIII.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      yes they been threatening to do that, for how long now, 30-40 years? Farting and doing is not one and the same thing.

    • Justin

      You might be pleasantly surprised what happens at the end of all of this! Dont go ASSUMING that Israel is getting out clean. “Keep ur friends close but ur enemies even closer”!
      Jews are going down my friend! Jews are going down! Just wait and see. November is going to be VERY Exciting!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2d5d53146b9fb0fac5dbf51e32ad2041eae38fa92895dccd7e9107fbc5fc89e3.png

      • S Melanson

        And so the great deceiver will turn on Israel – along with a coalition of Arab states and Iran…

  • chris chuba

    Trump’s statement is clearly a veiled threat to attack Iran for the crime of saying something he didn’t like.
    Iran’s statement is better categorized as a warning, ‘don’t go to war against us’, I would not call it a ‘threat’.

    • Sinbad2

      Trump might be an idiot, but he knows how to communicate with the idiots that voted for him.
      His stupid threats to all and sundry is popular with voters, and the American media attacks on him only strengthens his position.
      If coming up to the next election, it looks like he might lose, all he has to do is start a war to ensure victory.

  • BL

    There won’t be a war, the US is in no position to fight any more wars against any nation, let alone one against a formidable one who is capable of defending itself.

    • Promenade Press

      That is too logical. You are right. US Army is a paper tiger, broken after 17 years of war, US economy is taking on debt and another 2 trillion for war would be suicide but..one should never underestimate the stupidity of the American people and the control of the Zionist murders have on the USA. There will be war. I predict by 2019. Iran must ramp up missile production. move more troops, improve air defense with the S400, and let Trump further destroy America’s position with its former Allies. The good news is this will be the end of the United States as a world power. It will worth it.

      • Promitheas Apollonious

        the good news it be when instead of united states, is 52 new countries.

      • BL

        If they were suicidal enough to want to go all in they would do it in Syria which is much easier and much less risky. I guarantee you there won’t be a war. The Anglo-Zionist empire is done.

        • Sinbad2

          They have to sell the enemy to the American people, that takes years of the American media going on about Saddam this and Saddam that. They are doing it to Putin now, notice how they never talk of Russia, just Putin.
          They have been badmouthing the Ayatollah for over half a century, for Americans, it doesn’t matter that the Ayatollah has changed, the average American doesn’t know or care, they have been programmed to hate.

          Actually the American media is now doing it to Trump. Check out the front page of all the big media outlets, and everyday Trump is the headline.

  • potcracker2588

    the moment the usa called out jerusalem as the capital of the illegal satanic entity israel the war was on.Will Israel (satanic jews) retreat from the middle east, will the satanic jews rtreat from all their power bases throughout the world including the banking system,the political system,the drug pushing,the paedohile industry,the booze industry,the fake news industry etc… impossible…..its all been set up centuries ago…..including the surveilance state(big brother)…1984 the novel written in 1948 describes what is happening now…coincidence?? high freemason wrote it…… and hundreds of other literature points to this period of time……..peace???LOL peace is not possible any more as long as the satanic jews are pulling the strings in the backroom in all important aspects of our planet, be it the banking system or the fake news media

  • JEinCA

    This is what happens when a large nation allows Jews to rise to positions of power and influence.

  • You can call me Al

    In my view NO. The US idiots have been after Iran for decades and now they seem to have lost in Syria, they will be desperate for a new war.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      They are desperate and even try their best, to start a war with Russia. But…….. they know they will lose, going after Iran. They will cause China and Russia to take active sides and they both definitely will not side with NATO and that means the end of many we take granded today.

      This world need to be reset, by the people, who still have their senses and are normal.

  • occupybacon

    USA and Russia will benefit a lot from closing the Strait of Hormuz, also other countries from the region while the rest of the world will have to pay $200 per barrel. On the bright side, the Houtis will conquer Mecca.

    • Barba_Papa

      Americans would suffer too, as oil produced and refined in the US is subject to the same market prices, the ones that would get pushed up, as the rest of us. It’s inherit at having a free market. Prices get determined at Wall Street, not Washington. If Washington could artificially set the price that would lead to a massive black market where cheap (compared to the rest of the world) oil and refined fuel would be smuggled from the US to Canada and Mexico to the rest of the world.

      And that’s excluding that for years the US has a lack of refining capacity, causing it to import refined fuel products, even though now being a net exporter of crude oil.

      • occupybacon

        You are right, the american ppl will suffer too, but less comparing to others, I mean the differences will grow, the oil companies will profit, they will sell their expensive fracture gas and oil, Exxon will team with Russia to sell gas from north to EU, USA will not have any more objections in this trade if Exxon is involved. I don’t know about the refining capacity in USA but I guess they can fix that in very little time if needed.

        Ok, this won’t happen, but I guess it’s on the table.

        • Barba_Papa

          How will they suffer less? They will pay the same high prices at the gas pump and only the executives will bank the extra profits to their offshore tax free havens. Meanwhile high energy prices will wreak havoc on the US economy and cause recession, putting people out of jobs.

          • occupybacon

            Check the price of the gas at pump from US, then check it for a EU country

          • Barba_Papa

            But that price difference is driven by EU taxation, because a barrel of oil still costs the same in the EU as it does in the US . There’s a shitload of fuel duties on gas in the EU. Not in the US. For the US in this scenario to have significantly lower fuel prices the US government would have to subsidize fuel. Like what happens in the Middle East. And if gas were to get really expensive EU countries can still lower their fuel duties (and still rake in enough taxes to the same levels as they do today). And since the US does not have enough refining capacity, if EU countries were to stop any exports of refined petroleum products to the US untaxed gas prices could actually become more expensive in the US then it does in the EU. And it takes a lot of time and investment to build up refining capacity. The last time oil prices were very high and even US consumers were compaining at the fuel prices at the pump it did not trigger new investments in expanding US refining capacity.

            That’s the fun thing about capitalism. It does not always do the logical thing, only the profitable thing. And in this age only the profitable thing in the short term.

          • occupybacon

            You are very sure that US will be unable to refine their own oil… that’s sad. The same mistakes did Germany and Japan underestimating the US on WW1 and WW2 with their capacity of making warships and stuff. Also by your logic if country x extract oil and country y doesn’t, because of the capitalism they will have the same price on oil. How about NOW?

    • Sinbad2

      Russia would benefit, the USA would collapse.
      All the money used to buy oil goes through American banks.
      If say Australia wants to buy oil, first we have to buy US dollars to pay the Saudis. The Saudis put the money from the sale in American banks.
      The USA makes 1 billion dollars a day in money changing fees, and a lot of that comes from oil sales.

      Why do you think the USA destroys any country that tries to sell oil in anything but US dollars?

      • occupybacon

        Don’t worry about the Saudi oil, you’ll buy directly from USA :)

  • Ariel Cohen

    How deplorably pathetic, that a whole nation, an economic and military superpower can be bridled and controlled by a relatively small fringe group of ZioNazis that turn the levers of power, economics, media and politics. Every American must feel sick to his/her stomach to realize their proud nation has been hijacked completely and their sons and daughters ready to be thrown into the crucible of war for Israel’s benefit .. .

    • Sinbad2

      Actually Americans seem to like watching their guys killing people all over the world.
      They get off on the bloodshed, they murder about 40 of their fellow Americans everyday, and the most popular movies are the ones where an American Rambo kills hundreds of Chinese, Russians or Arabs.

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    hahhahha trump is off his rocker