“The Iran deal was never meant to stop Iran from building a bomb—it was supposed to delay it until disaster happened on someone else’s watch”

BLOOMBERG
Trump’s Latest Plan for Iran: Regime Disruption
by Eli Lake
January 14, 2020

Since President Donald Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani earlier this month, his administration has argued the attack has two main benefits. Taking out Soleimani helped to prevent a series of attacks he was planning, officials say, and his death will deter Iran from further escalations against the U.S. in Iraq and the region. For a handful of Trump’s advisers, however, there is a third strategic benefit to killing Soleimani: Call it regime disruption. READ MORE

BRETBART Joel Pollak: NYT says Trump’s Economic Sanctions Have Destroyed Iran’s Will to Fight The New York Times noted Monday that one reason the United States successfully stared down the Iranian regime last week was that President Donald Trump’s renewed economic sanctions have made the cost of war too high for Iran to bear Read the full New York Times article here.

TABLET MAG Lee Smith: Obama Passed the Buck. Trump Refused to Play The Iran deal was never meant to stop Iran from building a bomb—it was supposed to delay it until disaster happened on someone else’s watch

JERUSALEM POST US maneuvers the EU back into its column against nuclear Iran
A titanic struggle and chess match has been running since May 2018 between the US and Iran over who the EU would support in the nuclear standoff. On Tuesday, it looks like the EU-3 of England, France and Germany finally switched its position to be much more decisively on the US side.

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