Listen: Iran, Donald Trump And Trump Kim Jong Hoon discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Donald Trump, the US president has threatened, Iran with obliteration if it a tux anything American, the threat came after Iran's that new sanctions imposed by the United States are outrageous and idiotic saying that the White House is the commendably crippled, and that the plans to sanction both the supreme leader, Aleka, many and the Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will lead to the parmanent closure of the doors of diplomacy. Paul Rogers is professor of peace studies at Bradford university joins us on the line. Now pool give us the detail on Trump's Twitter meltdown to reacted extremely strongly to the comments by the Iran. Iranian president Dragani about twenty four hours ago, saying that essentially a Trump was mentally, deranged. In other words, there's an over the toll comment. This seems to got Mr. Trump really on the raw in his responded basically by saying that, you know, Iran is really beyond the pale underdeveloped comes to a war. Particularly if Iran actually threatens our even. Taxing their contracts. It will quote be obliterated. Now, this is a kind of language which we saw between Trump Kim Jong Hoon of North Korea. It's his style that at the same time, I think it's a watery because it means that after slight easing over the last forty eight seventy two hours is seems back in a state of high tension. There's another issue, which is come very recent which I think, has not yet been spotted fully. And that is the president of Iraq. The Kurdish politician, a hamster they has said that if the was any of conflict between the United States and Iran, then the Iraqis would not want American troops to be involved from Iranian from Iraqi territory towards Iran. Now the Americans have about five thousand troops in Iraq and this, I think he's actually politically significant behind Sally is the president. He has occurred, which is a normal customer in Iraq. It's a presidential woman's discernment rule. But he got. A very strong majority in the supreme council when he was elected a few months ago, and it's a foia at it's an indicator. The, the Americans cannot depend on the Iraqi government for full support, if there was a war, and this, I think will come as a bit of as a prize, and we'll probably make some headlines over the next twelve hours or so. Function kicked all of this off the new sanctions in which he appears to get the the wrong. I took many referring to the one that had died back in nine hundred thousand nine. What, what can you tell us about these new sanctions? The sanctions extraordinarily they seem to quite limited, but very narrowly focused focused on the current supreme leader Ayatollah having a a as you're say he actually described him as, as I talk. How many who of course, was the, the supreme leader and founder, the revolution who died over twenty years ago, and I think Mr. Trump has been held up, sadly, to some ridiculed in the region in the Middle East region. Because of this, the sanctions are directed against the supreme leader. And I think it is eight member. Seaney members of the Iranian revolution regard. Now as the raw, Iranians appointed out the supreme leader I a- telecom in a does not travel, and he doesn't have a financial interest abroad."