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Europe and US collaboration against Iran regime

Europe and US collaboration against Iran regime

By Jazeh Miller

Donald Trump’s recent tour of Europe has shown that the European Union will not serve as the Iranian Regime’s safety net in the wake of US sanctions. In fact, the US and EU basically share the same strategic goals on Iran.

Touring Europe, Pompeo will Likely Promote Maximum Pressure on Iran

Touring Europe, Pompeo will Likely Promote Maximum Pressure on Iran

By Abdolrahman Mahabadi

On Wednesday, the Washington Post discussed the itinerary for US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s pending trip to multiple European countries, and it emphasized that Iran is expected to be a major topic of discussion during that tour. His plans include an unusually long three-day stay in Switzerland alone. That country’s embassy in Tehran handles consular affairs for the United States, which has no diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, and discussions between Pompeo and Swiss officials could very well include matters related to the half-dozen US nationals currently known to be held hostage by the Iranian regime.

John Bolton Talks Tough with Iran, but Does not Contradict President Trump

John Bolton Talks Tough with Iran, but Does not Contradict President Trump

By Edward Carney

On Wednesday, various headlines in Western media credited White House National Security Advisor John Bolton with ramping up the administration’s rhetoric regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran, just two days after President Donald Trump reassured international audiences that he was not pursuing regime change and only expected Tehran to give up all nuclear ambitions via a more satisfying agreement than the one Trump withdrew from last year.

As White House Keeps the Regime Guessing, Iran’s Regional Proxies May be Fracturing

As White House Keeps the Regime Guessing, Iran’s Regional Proxies May be Fracturing

By Edward Carney

Last week, after condemning mainstream reporting on the tensions between the United States and Iran, US President Donald Trump added that the resulting confusion over the nature of those tensions could be a good thing. He speculated that by providing the Iranians with contrasting perspectives on the intentions and decision-making process of the White House, media reports would encourage the Iranians to air on the side of caution.

Trump Disavows Goal of Regime Change but Keeps Maximum Pressure on Tehran

Trump Disavows Goal of Regime Change but Keeps Maximum Pressure on Tehran

By Edward Carney

Following weeks of escalating tensions between Iran and the US, President Donald Trump elaborated upon prior reassurances on Monday, when he said that his administration is “not looking for regime change.” Of course, Trump’s own perspective on the future of American relations with the Islamic Republic is generally recognized to be somewhat at odds with that of his leading foreign policy advisors, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, who has openly advocated for regime change and has repeatedly endorsed the efforts being made toward that end by Iran’s leading democratic opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.

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