Iranian “regime change” is not the publicly stated goal of the Trump Administration’s policy. We can hope that Trump will decide on his next steps with regard to Iran based on much broader international considerations that impact his domestic goals.
Trump is a far-right, neoconservative, leader, which means that he supports America’s continuing to serve the interests of the fundamentalist-Sunni trillionaire Saud family who own Saudi Arabia, Eric Zuesse writes.
In the perennial electoral battle between principlists (conservatives) and reformists, Iranian reformists have once again won handsomely.
President Hassan Rouhani, 68, won a landslide victory in the presidential election on May 19. More than 40 million Iranians voted on that day. That puts turnout above 70 percent.