US President Donald Trump has repeated his rhetoric against Iran’s nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying the accord is “the worst deal I’ve ever seen negotiated.”
Since Trump started campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, he has on several occasions spoken ill of the JCPOA, giving promises ranging from an immediate repealing of the deal to renegotiating it.
An independent researcher and commentator believes Trump is primarily following the script put before him by powerful lobbies over the nuclear deal, adding that nothing “is up to his own will”.
“I have said ... that neither Trump nor really modern presidents of the United States are ultimately in charge. Trump is taking dictation from very powerful and very frustrated and very frightened lobbies here in the United States as well as in Europe and abroad in the Middle East,” Pye Ian told Press TV in an interview on Monday.
He also stated the problem is not about nuclear weaponry because Iran has held “fastidiously” to the JCPOA ever since initial discussions were made.
The commentator further argued the JCPOA has been broken by the United States unilaterally largely due to Iran’s efforts to destroy Daesh.
“Iran is outmaneuvering, they are crushing ISIS (Daesh) alongside their partners and allies - Russia, Iraq and Syria - and that was not meant to be planned that way. It was meant to be ISIS breaking through Syria and allowing for a balkanization of that country along for a regime change and allowing for longer term American and Israeli platforms to follow through throughout the Middle East. That obviously is null and void,” he said.
Ian further opined that whatever Trump has signed or said since he has come into office has caused “division” and “fear”, noting that “this is all by design”.
He predicted if the United States fully breaks its commitments under the nuclear agreement, it will be further isolated