President Trump’s deft plan of exiting from the JCPOA, which had been touted as a successful foreign policy coup by supporters of the accord, exposed the real face of the terrorist leaders of the Islamic Republic, who, on the basis of this accord, had taken liberties to expand their support for regional terrorism. Trump’s action revealed and destroyed covert plans to escalate tensions in various areas.
Regime apologists who have taken “exile” in the West claim that President Trump is an impediment to diplomacy between the US and the Islamic Republic. Khamenei claims negotiations with the US is forbidden by the Quran. How to be Iranian is this bewilderment?
For many years, the Islamic Republic used its nuclear program as leverage to frighten world powers into negotiating for sanctions relief. The regime no longer has that leverage. Therefore, having the upper hand over the mullahs, the US should speak from a position of strength, and not apologetically rush back to a flawed deal.
Obama White House staffers have willfully maintained regular contact with Tehran since the Democratic Party lost the 2016 US elections. Furthermore, they continue to brief Democratic members of Congress on their activities.