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Iran fears the possibility of a war which Donald Trump is reluctant to start

Even in the presence of hawkish, pro-war aides around him, President Trump has managed to cling to his election rhetoric that wars are bad for the United States.

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Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi is concerned that certain elements within the Trump administration are pushing for a war between two countries. “We are aware that evident elements are trying to put America into a war with Iran for their own goals,” Araghchi said. The threat spectrum just a few days ago was indicating a conflict in the Persian Gulf but it appears that the United States has decided to take a step back and de-escalate the situation.

“We hope that wisdom will prevail in Washington, that they do not make this biggest mistake in the region ever. But we are fully prepared for that scenario,” deputy foreign minister added.

We’re not looking for regime change. I just want to make that clear. We’re looking for no nuclear weapons

Iran is going through a rough patch where it is stuck in a quagmire after the U.S withdrawal from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has put the deal in limbo. European signatories are unable to lend the helping hand which they had promised as their own multi-national corporations are facing the risk of U.S victimization if found to be doing business with Iran.

In the troubling times when the economy is in shambles, Iran has also to keep the guard up against the plausible U.S aggression making it even harder to sustain the multiple intertwined, domestic and foreign factors.

Just No Nuclear Bomb

U.S President Donald Trump speaking last week has said that he does not want a regime change, a stance which is 180 degrees apart from his National Security Advisor John Bolton. In fact, he praised potential Iran has with the same leadership to become a great nation of the world. “It has a chance to be a great country with the same leadership,” Mr. Trump said. “We’re not looking for regime change. I just want to make that clear. We’re looking for no nuclear weapons.” But in retrospect, JCPOA or Iran Nuclear deal was the best chance of keeping Iran away from building an A-bomb.

Read more: A War With Iran Would Further Destabilize the Region

There are two reasons which forced Trump to act tough with Iran first one being Iran’s ballistic missile program. Though sitting thousands of miles away from Iran on the map, and due to advance protection against incoming projectile, the Iranian ballistic missiles are not a threat for the United States itself but its key allies in the Middle East, primarily Israel and Saudi Arabia was feeling concerned about them. Secondly, Iranian strategic stretch in the middle east has been a cause of concern for both the U.S and its allies.

Trump Wants No War

Donald Trump has undercut its hawkish National Security Advisor on multiple accounts giving the message that despite what his aides say, eventually he is the one who has the true power of a regime change. John Bolton has been a known critic of Iran and repeatedly called for regime change but President Donald Trump has distanced himself from it. Also, what John Bolton sees as a clear violation of the United Nation’s deals, the recent missile tests of North Korea, Trump brushed it away as “no big deal”.

Donald Trump has advocated stopping the U.S military adventures in the world citing that it engulfs valuable U.S resources which could be spent in making America great. One of his campaign promises was to pull U.S troops out of war around the world. He did exactly the same in case of Syria, and efforts to replicate the move in Afghanistan are also underway.

Read more: Iran plans on disregarding nuclear deal, European powers trying to mediate

Hence despite being surrounded by people who still see coercion as a mean to establish and endorse the U.S might in the world, Trump has so far been successful to keep the U.S away from a major full-fledged war.

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