May 4, 2019, 3:14 PM
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US Analyst: Trump, trading with tools of pressure on Iran

Tehran, May 4, IRNA -- Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council Barbara Slavin believes that Trump is a businessman who uses Iran's push instrument to advance his goals inside and outside the country.

In an interview with IRNA, Slavin, who is also an American journalist and foreign policy expert, said Trump is also looking for the support from neo-conservatives and pro-Israel Jews in the United States, as well as Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Referring to remarks by Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the effect of The '#B_TeaM' on Trump, she said: 'Trump is not looking for a war, but he puts pressure on Iran to collect votes.'

Zarif has recently warned that the B_Team, comprised of Bolton, Bin Salman, Bin Zayed and Bibi [Netanyahu] are following dangerous scenarios in the world.

In a tweet, he uploaded a video of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who confesses to lies, cheats, and stealing while being the CIA director. Addressing Pompeo, Zarif then highlighted that “You continue to do the same at State.”

The top Iranian diplomat tagged Donald Trump, saying, “You campaigned against costly stupid interventions,” adding, “The conniving cabal of warmongers & butchers, the infamous #B_Team, are plotting for way more than what you bargained for.”

Referring to Zarif's suggestion to swap prisoners with the United States, she added: 'This is an important step, to my opinion, the channels of communication between the two countries should not be cut off. Dialogue and diplomacy between the two sides should continue.'

'Trump is interested in the release of prisoners, and creates an interior image for him. It even seems to me to be moving towards inclusive talks', The senior international affairs analyst continued.

Zarif said during an interview in New York that Iran is ready to swap prisoners with the United States.

'I put this offer on the table publicly now. [Let's] Exchange them”, Zarif said during an interview at the Asia Society in New York, adding that he has the authority to swap prisoners.

** Javad Zarif's words were wise

She went on to say that 'talking to the Fox News about the distinction between Team B and Trump, Iran's foreign minister made the statement that Trump had no desire for another military conflict in the Middle East.

'Fox News is Trump's favorite network and he sees the plans for this network. Wise words were spoken smartly' added Slavin.


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