Reasons for Trump's hostility towards Iran | Current Affairs | CSS/PCS/PMS/IAS

Reasons for Trump's hostility towards Iran | Current Affairs | CSS/PCS/PMS/IAS

Reasons for Trump's hostility towards Iran | Current Affairs | CSS/PCS/PMS/IAS

Reasons for Trump's hostility towards Iran:

Europe's hope that a nuclear deal can pave the way for a transatlantic approach to Iran on the basis of selective engagement has been waning ever since Barack Obama left office. Obama also sought a nuclear agreement to turn back purely antagonistic US-Iranian relations into more pragmatic ones Trump, high-level contacts between US and Iranian officials that have become more often during nuclear talks, they almost ended. The current USA The president, an open critic of the nuclear agreement, is convinced that there is commitment unsuccessful proposition. Underlying Trump's bitter hostility towards Iran are the reasons for this different order and nature. The first is the burden of history.

Antagonism was dominant motive - often the only motive - characterizing relations between America and revolutionary Iran. Counter pro-American chess player Persian shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, in 1979. He not only deprived the United States of a key ally in the region, but eventually led to the establishment of a clerical regime whose ideology the fabric - and hence legality - was saturated with anti-Americanism. Hostage crisis in 1979–81 - when a group of Islamist students had hostages 52 diplomats and officials of the US embassy in Tehran with a silent blessing from government - was just an introduction to the history of mutual accusations and hostility actions. In the following decades, the Iranian regime fueled Washington's distrust killings of political dissidents abroad, support for armed anti-Israeli groups, training and coordination of Shiite insurgents during the occupation of Iraq to name a few. Cahier de doleances in relation to the United States is the same packed.

The allegations range from America's support to Saddam Hussein during central years of the Iran-Iraq war 1980–88, to be shot down (by mistake) Iranian civilian passenger aircraft of the US naval force in 1988 to never fully weakened ambition to change the regime in Tehran. To a large extent episodic attempts pragmatic cooperation - especially in Afghanistan at the end of 2001, when The Iranian government has contributed to the Taliban transformation - it has done little nothing that would alleviate deep-rooted mutual distrust Along with the burden of history is accompanied by the burden of politics. In United States hostility to Iran involves political divisions and is widespread in the media, public opinion and think tanks from Washington (which experts regularly join) and outside the government depending on their political relationship with the administration in the office).

From the beginning of the new millennium, the Republican Party was characterized by uncompromising, almost visceral antagonism against Iran. Former US President George W. Bush has notoriously included Iran in the "axis of evil" a club whose unconscious members also counted on before the invasion of Iraq and North Korea, and in 2006 he presented the Islamic Republic as the greatest threat to US interests in the USA Middle East. In the following years, Republicans were very skeptical in the face of attempts by the Obama administration on nuclear negotiations, and eventually decided to massively oppose the 2015 nuclear agreement.  Now with both The White House and Congress under their control, Republicans ensure fertile basis of confrontation policy.

Trump's last reason for antagonizing Iran is the most insignificant and conditional, and yet it can be decisive because it is related to president's psychology. If she is constant in young and turbulent Trump The Presidency is a systematic attempt to destroy the heritage of its predecessor. From healthcare reform to the Paris agreement on climate change, from immigration to financial regulations, from trade with Asia-Pacific to diplomatic overture to Cuba, there is no Obama political initiative that Trump did not try completely invert or dismantle. No wonder Trump agonizes on the prospect of compliance with the nuclear agreement with Iran, which, after all, belongs to Obama flagship achievement of foreign policy and which Trump likes, as usual for hyperbola he repeatedly called "the worst offer ever."

This psychological feature of Trump's presidential behavior helps explain why In October 2017, the President refused to certify to Congress that the nuclear agreement was in America’s interest despite several key members of his cabinet - including Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford - publicly saying that on the contrary.  "Decree" did not mean, however, the formal withdrawal of the US from the nuclear agreement (as explained below), this gave the opportunity Trump will detail his strategy towards Iran. It is necessary to take a closer look this strategy aims to determine what policy options it leaves to Europeans.

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