Iranian Official: We Must Not Show Weakness to Trump

Iranian former chief of the Revolutionary Guards and presidential candidate Mohsen Rezai speaks during an interview with AFP in Tehran on May 29, 2009. Rezai will push for the creation of a global consortium to enrich uranium in the Islamic republic if elected, he told AFP. The veteran conservative and …

The Algemeiner reports:  US President Donald Trump is not as flexible as his predecessor Barack Obama was regarding Iran, a top Tehran regime official said this week, the semi-official state news agency Mehr reported.

In a letter he wrote to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Mohsen Rezaee (pictured) — the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council and a former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) — wrote, “The policy of rejecting war and aggression in the face of a belligerent rhetoric of the White House would not produce desirable result like that it would during Obama administration. Trump is totally different than Obama and his overnight decisions would turn the situation upside down once he saw Tehran more malleable and retreating against US regional allies such as Saudi Arabia and Israel.”

“The current language of diplomacy and peace should be changed to signal to Trump that Iran was not too weak and compromising to be easily molded in the hands of the White House,” Rezaee went on to say. “Nor should Tehran act in a manner to tantalize Trump administration into even more dangerous adventurism such as military option. This is the art of the foreign policy and diplomacy to keep a safe distance from Trump, yet to prevent him from going too farther afield and into the wilderness.”

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