It’s gunboat diplomacy in the 21st Century with a twist of organized crime mentality thrown in for added “maximum pressure”. And adding insult to injury, the question remains: what is the Trump administration “offering” any way?
Virtually unknown across the West, the SCO is the foremost Eurasian political, economic and security alliance. It’s not a Eurasian NATO. It’s not planning any humanitarian imperialist adventures. The SCO is bound to significantly expand by 2020, with possible full membership for both Turkey and Iran. It will then feature all major players of Eurasia integration
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.