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    Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’

    Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’

    6/2/19
    BELLINZONA, Switzerland — In a second major softening of American policy toward Iran in recent days, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the Trump administration was ready to negotiate with the country’s clerical leaders with “no preconditions.” The statement followed President Trump’s comment last week that he was ready to talk to Iranian leaders and was not seeking regime change, overruling a longtime goal of his national security adviser. Mr. Pompeo’s statement also re-calibrated his earlier position that the United States would not lift sanctions on Iran unless it complied with a dozen sweeping demands, suggesting that those demands could be part of negotiations instead of preconditions. Iran’s leaders consider the demands unacceptable.

    Mr. Trump appears to be trying to walk a tightrope on Iran policy. He has told aides he wants to avoid a war, yet his top foreign policy officials are pressing him to amplify a “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran that relies on sanctions and shows of military force. “I think the administration is trying to de-escalate tensions to accommodate the president’s recent statements that he’d like to negotiate with Iran,” said Dalia Dassa Kaye, a Middle East analyst at the RAND Corporation, a research group. “But the problem is Secretary Pompeo’s statement is still talking about negotiations only when Iran starts acting like a ‘normal’ country. That type of language is not likely to entice the Iranians to the table, especially as maximum pressure policies continue on the ground.”
    The old carrot and stick approach. Not very avant garde. I doubt the mixed messages will entice the Iranians to cave.


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    Re: Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’

    Negotiation! It’s what Trump does! Japan, China, Mexico, Canada, North Korea, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador......



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    Re: Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’

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    The old carrot and stick approach. Not very avant garde. I doubt the mixed messages will entice the Iranians to cave.
    I'm sure you think more highly of the Iranian chants of Death to America Death to Israel as the prior administration seemed to.

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    Re: Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’

    The old carrot and stick approach. Not very avant garde. I doubt the mixed messages will entice the Iranians to cave.
    It is difficult to trust any of this, from either Iran or the US.
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    Re: Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Trump Administration Says It Will Negotiate With Iran With ‘No Preconditions’



    The old carrot and stick approach. Not very avant garde. I doubt the mixed messages will entice the Iranians to cave.
    He ****ed up the Iran Nuclear Treaty just so he could go back and 'save it' a year later. That's how Trump operates. He destroys, causes chaos, then goes back and fixes it and takes the credit for it all. That's why nothing is getting done in Washington. Every day is ground hog day.
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