Trump’s vows on Iran hard to turn into actions
Tehran, Iran, November 9
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Newly elected US President Donald Trump is unlikely to be able to carry out what he has said to his fans regarding Iran, Mehdi Motaharnia, futurist and political science professor at Tehran Islamic Azad University, told Trend November 9.
"With regard to Iran, Trump has talked of hard power and put on agenda the confrontation with Iran. He has pledged to Americans that if US warships are threatened by Iranian fast boats, he will order attack on them. He has also said he will tear up the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This resembles campaign talk rather than policy that Trump would be able to carry out," Motaharnia said.
"The victory of Trump today creates some populism is America, populism that Iran tacitly took as deconstruction in the US, Iranian leaders having endorsed his statements. But it was not kept out of mind that what happens in the US is a democratic system which even provides its deconstructers with the chance to become president," Dr. Motaharnia said.
However, he said that regarding Trump’s pledged foreign policy, the new US president will be able to develop grounds for convergence with Moscow and work toward closer positions on global conflicts.
Russia is Iran’s ally in such regional conflicts as Syria’s, which has turned into a hot issue of debate between Iran and the US.
Russia also backed Iran during its long talks with the world powers to reach a nuclear deal.