Trump’s maximum pressure policy is working but apparently not to the advantage of regional and global peace and stability.
Since the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, the Trump administration has indicated that they are not seeking regime change in Iran, rather a more appropriate nuclear deal.
Iran’s air defence missile systems shooting down a high-tech US military drone south of the Gulf on Thursday, June 20 is the latest example of increasing tensions between Washington and Tehran over the past year.
With U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the P5+1 countries in May 2018, Iran’s nuclear activities have moved to the top of the international agenda again.
The active presence of those who prefer the option of armed conflict both in the US and Iran seems to present a new and grievous challenge for the entire region.
Reaching to a multilateral, regional or bilateral mechanism to address terrorism and conflicts has to be the only mechanism to be used against cross-border counter-terrorism efforts.
The assumption that Trump will never risk a war seems to be the main detriment of Iran’s counter strategy. But, this is a great gamble.
Despite being a result of external pressure, Iran’s intentions to ease regional tensions and get along with its neighbors will reflect positively on Ankara-Tehran relations.
On March 23, 2018, the US President Donald J. Trump appointed John Bolton to serve as his new National Security Adviser.