Trump Sides With Sunni Devils, Demonizes Iran, As Iranians Reelect Reformer

Donald Trump,Foreign Policy,Iran

“Landslide Win for Iran’s Reformists Doesn’t Fit Trump’s Script, So He Ignores It,” by Robert Mackey:

The hypocrisy of America’s support for unelected despots in the oil-rich Gulf states is not new, but Donald Trump’s lavish praise for them on Sunday, as allies against “Islamist extremism” and “the oppression of women,” was particularly striking, coming one day after Iranian voters danced in the streets to celebrate their reformist president’s landslide re-election. …
… As Iran’s moderates celebrated on Saturday night, Trump and members of his cabinet were dancing with swords in Saudi Arabia. … Instead, the American president promised the monarchs and autocrats in the room that he would work with them “to isolate Iran.” He also promised, bizarrely, “to help our Saudi friends to get a good deal” from American arms makers.

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