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Foreign Correspondent: Trump Moves Encourage Iranian Hardliners


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Foreign Correspondent: Trump Moves Encourage Iranian Hardliners

Reese Erlich

'What will come next from the crazy man in the White House?'

Friday prayers in Tehran generally attract political hardliners, who have become emboldened by Trump’s belligerence.

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'What will come next from the crazy man in the White House? ’

Hopefully, a Brain Aneurysm, a Massive Heart Attack, or perhaps just a quiet passing in sleep.


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So far Rouhani has responded very carefully to Trump administration provocations, waiting to see what actions Congress may take. But Iran issued a clear warning.

Iran “will not be the first to withdraw from the deal,” read an official statement from the Rouhani administration. “But if its rights are not respected, it will stop implementing all its commitments and will resume its peaceful nuclear program without any restrictions.”

Trump claims to support the Iranian people against their repressive government. But US belligerence has had the opposite effect. Iranians are rallying behind their government, and Trump has emboldened Iran’s hardline conservatives, known as principalists.

“The principalists have reasserted their power,” an Iranian academic told me. “They warned the country that you can’t trust the United States. And Trump proved them right.”

*Nobody can trust the US Government today, not even We the People, who have found that we don’t count, except to pay whatever can be squeezed out of us, and to serve the Oilagarchy as cheap labor or cannon fodder.
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