“For Rouhani, I think this really represents quite a unique chance to get back at the Guards, the first since President Trump withdrew from the Iran deal, which invalidated Rouhani’s strategy of negotiating with the West,”
“The Revolutionary Guards have been gaining even more influence since the US withdrawal, and Rouhani will not pass this opportunity to discreetly hit the powerful Revolutionary Guards where it hurts.”
Europe must “break away from the remnants” of the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA), President Donald Trump said on Wednesday as he announced fresh sanctions on Tehran following a missile attack on a United States base in Iraq.
“Peace cannot prevail in the Middle East as long as Iran continues to foment violence,” he said, calling on Britain, France, Germany and the other JCPOA signatories to seek a new agreement with Iran.
“Soleimani’s hands were drenched in both American and Iranian blood. He should have been terminated long ago.”
“The strike took everyone by surprise – especially the Iranians and the al-Quds force general himself who felt he was untouchable, and who was travelling near an American base near the Baghdad airport when American missiles targeted his convoy.
“The Iranians had every reason to feel confident: the Americans bearly reacted to a series of attacks carried out last year, and Donald Trump, although unpredictable, seemed to have one constant: avoiding any involvement on the ground in the Middle East”