The likelihood of such an opening seems weak. But Trump has expressed concern over the increased rhetoric, believing that a major military intervention with Iran would be devastating for him politically, people who are familiar with the situation said. The president told his team members that a new conflict would lead to a violation of his promise of a campaign to eliminate foreign interference. And he is disturbed by suggestions, his assistants, led by National Security Adviser John Bolton, somehow lead him to war.
Since last week, Trump called on outside counselors to complain to Bolton, people familiar with the conversations. Trump is disappointed that Bolton has allowed the situation in Iran to reach a point where armed conflict seems to be a real possibility, but his disappointment by his national security adviser actually began earlier this spring over Venezuela when such dynamics ̵
As tensions with Iran escalated last week, National Security Council officials close to Bolton initially refuted the need to make desalination options, including during a meeting last week with state and Pentagon officials.
But in a subsequent session on Wednesday with the same group, these NKC officials are singing a different melody, according to an administration official. Instead, the authorities have asked the Pentagon to develop additional deterrence and dissection options to enable the president to reconsider them, according to an administration official.
Trump denied on Wednesday that he had "internal struggles" for his Middle East policy. But he reiterated his desire to start talks with Iran, a desire to strongly advocate over the past week.
"There are different opinions and I make a decisive and final decision – this is a very simple process." All parties, opinions and policies are covered, "he writes," I am sure Iran will want to speak soon.
"He Will Take the Solution"
Sarah Sanders, the White House's press secretary, denied on Thursday they were split inside administrators but it clearly showed that Trump's views would prevail
"The president is the last one to make decisions, and he will take all the information and intelligence that is given to him, and he will decide that he thinks he will, that it is best to keep Americans safe. It's so simple, "she told reporters." There is only one person who is chosen to make these decisions and that's the president. It is he who will decide. "
Even when Trump pointed out that he wanted to cool the tensions with Iran, his desire was to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and increase the sanctions against Iran – against the advice of the earlier its national security advisors – which has brought Trump closer to the gulf of the conflict with Iran.
Trump has directed aides in recent months to tighten visas for Iran's economy, believing that it can put pressure on the leaders of Iran to negotiate a better nuclear agreement with it. But while this pressure strategy has caused damage to the Iranian economy, she has done more to support Iran in a corner – and get her out – instead of bringing her back to the negotiating table.
Trump will meet Uly Maurer, the president of the Swiss government, at the White House to discuss the ties between the peoples and "issues such as Switzerland's role in facilitating diplomatic relations and other international issues," said White home.
The United States and Iran have no official diplomatic relations, but Switzerland serves to protect the United States in the country. This means that they represent the interests of the United States in Iran by providing services to US citizens in the country such as visa processing. They also serve as a channel for diplomacy between the two countries, although there are other mechanisms for communication between the two countries.
Last week, after Trump publicly urged Iran to summon him against a backdrop of intensified tensions with Tehran, the White House was contacted. According to a diplomatic source familiar with this move, the Swiss share a telephone number the Iranians could call .
The source said the Swiss would probably not hand over the number, unless the Iranians did not want it specifically, very unlikely to do so. White House officials say Trump's lessons are sincere
State Secretary Mike Pompeo, even though he is a hawk from Iran, also urges to open diplomatic channels with Iran. The largest hostage talker in Trump's administration sent a letter to Iran earlier this year that the US would enter into prison talks if Iran released the 82-year-old Bakoure Namazi. The Iranians rejected the proposal, saying they would not meet any preconditions. Since then, a more muscular militaristic approach has been adopted.
The Iranians have so far failed to talk to Trump, and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said this week that talks with the United States would be similar to "poison."
Trump is strongly advocating for some sort of diplomatic contact behind the scenes even when his national security team increases his rhetoric for Iran and assesses military capabilities. Last week, the Pentagon set up a group of strikes for B-52 aircraft carriers and bombers, and the White House updated its war plans to include more than 100,000 US soldiers in the Middle East east if Iran hit US forces in the region or accelerated the development of its nuclear weapons.
On Wednesday, the United States announced it ordered a partial evacuation of the US Embassy in Baghdad and the United States. Consulate in Erbil, Iraq, based on new threats in the region.
Several American allies have questioned the answer to the new intelligence and have not ordered such evacuations of their diplomatic associations. Even in the US administration, officials have been describing an increasing level of concern over the past months among career officials in the direction of Iran's Trump administration policy.
Bolton and his body of Iranian hawks in the NKC insist on "action because of the action," said an administration official who had been involved in the discussions without a clear strategy or set of goals. Concern is that there is simply a desire to increase pressure on Iran by escalating tension without a clear alien. Before returning to the government as Trump's national security advisor, Bolton openly advocates a regime change in Iran.
Now there is serious caution with regard to Bolton in the circle of Trump by outside counselors who enjoys free access to the president and spends
"We have to be careful about his decision," one of Trump's external advisors told National Security Advisor.
Another adviser said Trump "has no interest in doing it at all" when it comes to introducing a military conflict with Iran.
Trump runs a serious campaign in 2015 and 2016 against his involvement in foreign wars. Bush's decision to invade Iraq, later determined to be based on untrue information on weapons of mass destruction. At that time, Bolton served as Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
Bolton's propensity to increase tensions sometimes raises concerns in other areas of the administration, according to people familiar with the issue. The former Fox News expert enjoys an open-door policy with the president and spends more time with him than any other member of the national security team, these sources said. official capacity. Instead, the person with the distinctive mustache was often seen passing by the White House driveway chambers and the West Wing for routine foreign policy meetings with the President. When Trup finally hired Bolton, Trump directed his assistants to tell people that Bolton had promised him he would not start any wars. Trump regularly jokes with world leaders, ambassadors and military officers that Bolton wants to invade countries and start wars.
These furious tendencies and easy access to Trump sometimes leave other members of Trump's foreign policy circle. Last year, Bolton's request for military capabilities for Iran has sparked anxiety among some Pentagon officials, CNN sources say.
The dynamics was not so pronounced when key administrative positions were filled with officials deemed stable, such as former Defense Secretary James Matisse or former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to people familiar with the matter. But with the missing employees, Bolton seems to have a freer hand-leaving some officials in the State Department and the Pentagon to pay attention to taking steps to keep it under control. with it they say, although they are largely consistent with politics. Both are hawks, but Pompeo believes he is more skilled and diplomatic in his approach, according to sources. The Secretary of State often closes his eyes when asked about Bolton.
Trump meanwhile has long ago crossed any assumptions that his decisions or actions are being manipulated or organized by someone else. Asked last week for Bolton in the light of the recent turmoil in Venezuela, North Korea and Iran – all places where the United States has taken a strong stance without much progress – Trump said his National Security Advisor had "strong views" but that " I'm "John. "