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    Trump to Bail Out Iran

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-...an-sources-say

    President Donald Trump has left the impression with foreign officials, members of his administration, and others involved in Iranian negotiations that he is actively considering a French plan to extend a $15 billion credit line to the Iranians if Tehran comes back into compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal.

    Trump has in recent weeks shown openness to entertaining President Emmanuel Macron’s plan, according to four sources with knowledge of Trump’s conversations with the French leader. Two of those sources said that State Department officials, including Secretary Mike Pompeo, are also open to weighing the French proposal, in which the Paris government would effectively ease the economic sanctions regime that the Trump administration has applied on Tehran for more than a year.

    The deal put forward by France would compensate Iran for oil sales disrupted by American sanctions. A large portion of Iran’s economy relies on cash from oil sales. Most of that money is frozen in bank accounts across the globe. The $15 billion credit line would be guaranteed by Iranian oil. In exchange for the cash, Iran would have to come back into compliance with the nuclear accord it signed with the world’s major powers in 2015. Tehran would also have to agree not to threaten the security of the Persian Gulf or to impede maritime navigation in the area. Lastly, Tehran would have to commit to regional Middle East talks in the future.

    While Trump has been skeptical of helping Iran without preconditions in public, the president has at least hinted at an openness to considering Macron’s pitch for placating the Iranian government—a move intended to help bring the Iranians to the negotiating table and to rescue the nuclear agreement that Trump and his former national security adviser John Bolton worked so hard to torpedo.

    At the G7 meeting in Biarritz, France last month, Trump told reporters that Iran might need a “short-term letter of credit or loan” that could “get them over a very rough patch.”

    Iranian Prime Minister Javad Zarif made a surprise appearance at that meeting. To Robert Malley, who worked on Iran policy during the Obama administration, that visit indicated that “Trump must have signaled openness to Macron’s idea, otherwise Zarif would not have flown to Biarritz at the last minute.”

    “Clearly, Trump responded to Macron in a way that gave the French president a reason to invite Zarif, and Zarif a reason to come,” he said.

    The French proposal would require the Trump administration to issue waivers on Iranian sanctions. That would be a major departure from the Trump administration’s so-called “maximum pressure” campaign to exact financial punishments on the regime in Tehran. Ironically, during his time in office, President Barack Obama followed a not-dissimilar approach to bring the Iranians to the negotiating table, throttling Iran’s economy with sanctions before pledging relief for talks. The negotiations resulted in the Iran nuke deal that President Trump called “rotten”—and pulled the U.S. out of during his first term.

    Trump’s flirtations with—if not outright enthusiasm toward—chummily sitting down with foreign dictators and America’s geopolitical foes are largely driven by his desire for historic photo ops and to be seen as the dealmaker-in-chief. It’s a desire so strong that it can motivate him to upturn years of his own administration’s policymaking and messaging.
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    Wait, wtf wasn't part of the bitching he did about Obama's good deal with Iran that Obama paid the Iranians billions? While I do support peace with Iran and ending the needless tension Trump's policy reversal created, I am wondering why Trump is now doing what Obama did. Then again, who knows maybe Bolton is the one to blame for Iran.

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    I know, it’s completely out of character for Trump to be hypocritical about anything.
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    How is this even an article? Can they stop writing articles based on "sources" and bullshit. This is mental masturbation. Why do people even waste their time on stuff like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soflabillsfan View Post
    How is this even an article? Can they stop writing articles based on "sources" and bullshit. This is mental masturbation. Why do people even waste their time on stuff like this?

    You know every article ever written was based on sources, right? And if this turns out to be true that everything you just wrote makes you look stupid
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    ...Meanwhile, we're selling the Saudi's whatever they need to build a bomb - the guys that actually played a role in 9/11,

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    Quote Originally Posted by HipKat View Post
    You know every article ever written was based on sources, right? And if this turns out to be true that everything you just wrote makes you look stupid
    Not true. Most articles should be about actual policy or maybe even actual comments from the administration. This article is based on "sources" talking about nothing. When he makes an actual move, then you can discuss it. Speculating is just mental masturbation. Why do you even concern yourself with stuff like this? It's bizarre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soflabillsfan View Post
    Not true. Most articles should be about actual policy or maybe even actual comments from the administration. This article is based on "sources" talking about nothing. When he makes an actual move, then you can discuss it. Speculating is just mental masturbation. Why do you even concern yourself with stuff like this? It's bizarre.
    It's not as bizarre as defending someone that lies to you and the the American people almost every time he opens his mouth
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    Quote Originally Posted by soflabillsfan View Post
    Not true. Most articles should be about actual policy or maybe even actual comments from the administration. This article is based on "sources" talking about nothing. When he makes an actual move, then you can discuss it. Speculating is just mental masturbation. Why do you even concern yourself with stuff like this? It's bizarre.
    Seems like it’s safe to say that this offer is definitely not on the table lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Byrds View Post
    Seems like it’s safe to say that this offer is definitely not on the table lol
    Lol. If Trump went and cut a "new" deal with Iran or helped them, I would say he deserves the criticism and people calling him out. But that hasn't happened. Just hate all these articles that are meant to make him look bad and are really meaningless.

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