UN Ambassador Haley Explains How to Strengthen America’s Hand Against Iran in Nuclear Deal – Iran Focus – News & Analysis

English: Location of Iran and Saudi Arabia.

English: Location of Iran and Saudi Arabia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Iran Focus in London reports that US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivered a thoughtful and impassioned speech on the threat posed by the Iranian Regime and the future of the nuclear deal.

Source: UN Ambassador Haley Explains How to Strengthen America’s Hand Against Iran in Nuclear Deal

Military and diplomatic options have been presented to President Trump. No doubt Trump is reflecting and seeking counsel from those whom he trusts. Strategically, Israel and Saudi Arabia will be taking every opportunity to press their views too.

But America is a bit stretched, with natural disasters at home, massive Russian war-games worrying NATO, the military defeat of ISIS opening up new threats in Syria, plus Afghanastan and North Korea – let’s not forget the investigations into the Trump team’s links with Russia, no doubt fanned with Hilary Clinton’s new book.

Thoughts?

 

Trump’s ability to govern tested by Harvey at home and North Korea abroad – The Washington Post

Here’s an excellent article from the Washington Post. It argues that an effective response to either crisis could allow Trump to demonstrate an ability to govern that has remained elusive during the turbulent first months of his administration but concludes for many of the same reasons, skepticism also abounds.

Source: Trump’s ability to govern tested by Harvey at home and North Korea abroad – The Washington Post

Trump’s intray includes:

  • Russian links investigation
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • ‘Harvey’
  • Public healthcare and
  • Approaching financial crisis.

Perhaps Trump needs to make some concessions to show that he understands politics and horse-trading?.

Thoughts?