US, not Iran in need of talks

Tehran, Jan 7, IRNA – The US President Donald Trump has recently hinted at probablity of talks with Iran but he sounds reluctant to note that the American administration is currently not in a situation to start any cooperation with Iran so his remarks are shere attempts to render a false narrative of the situation.

According to IRNA, commenting on the issue, spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi said on Monday (January 7) that the allegations repeatedly leveled against Iran by US president claiming that Tehran was keen for talks with Washington were merely the expression of Trump's own false and absurd dreams.

When Trump left the Iran Deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on May 8, 2018, he thought in vein that he could put pressure on Iran and compel it to sit at the negotiation table with the US.

As emerges from the Iranian officials’ remarks, his proposal for talks was rejected by Iran over and over.

So it could be easily deducted that Trump has lost the game.

Proposal for holding talks with Iran to reach a “real deal” was made by Trump when he withdrew from the Iran deal and thus disclosed to the world lack of commitment to the international agreement with Tehran. This was the agreement which the world leaders and the European countries believed everyone had to strive to save.

In July, 2018, Head of Iran’s Presidential Office Mahmoud Vaezi said that Trump called eight times for talks with the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his 2017 visit to New York to attend the annual United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting.

So, this is in contradiction to what Trump had said “Iran at some point will call me and ask for a deal.”

Hamid Aboutalebi, advisor to Iran’s president, is also among the officials who made strong reaction to Trump’s remarks and said that those who believe in dialogue as a way to end disputes in civilized societies should also bind themselves to its tools.

Analysts believe that Trump as a president has no political experiences, and his acts and remarks are thoughtless.

Trump’s exit from different international deals including JCPOA and Paris Agreement have not only created tension across the globe, but also defamed the US president inside the country and hurt the American people, structure and bodies.

His unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal also led his European allies to stand against Washington.

If Trump had drawn a roadmap for talks or offered exact definition for the issue, he would not have deemed it necessary to leave the July 2015 nuclear deal which had been reached after intensive talks.

His June 2018 meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un also brought no desired outcome. Analysts strongly believe that the meeting which was the first ever held between the leaders of the two countries bore not fruits.

Trump as a TV personality thinks that politics works like a show at an American TV channel but now it is high time for him to take his bitter lessons from the reality of international politics.

What makes Trump a poor strategist and a especially bad negotiator is the paradox filling his words and also his misconduct and bad behavior towards his administration members.

And the latest example of this contradiction is Trump’s December order to pull the US forces out from Syria soon. This is despite the fact that he had in January declared that he is not after swift withdrawal.

In December, 2018, Trump ordered withdrawal of the US troops from Syria.

As for Iran issue, while he on one hand has said that he is after talks with Iranian officials without preconditions and 'whenever they want,” on the other hand, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there are “12 specific conditions” needed to hold talks with Tehran.

Setting up conditions for talks then forgetting them, making abrupt changes in policies, withdrawing from international agreements with no logical reasons and using the language of threat when proposing negotiations are all indications which document the US administration’s political incapability.

Meanwhile, the absolute fact is that Iran does not care about the US administration's whims and wishes and does not look at Washington's deeds and behaviors for the simple reason that Tehran has no relations with Washington and feels no need for it.

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