WASHINGTON – President Trump told his defense defense secretary Patrick Shanakhan that he did not want to go to war with Iran, in the opinion of several representatives of the administration, in his message to his warlords that the intensification of the American campaign against the pressure, the Government, headed by the office in Tehran, should not be transformed into an open conflict. Trump statement during a meeting on Wednesday morning in the Situation Hall took place during a briefing on the growing tension with Iran. The American intelligence agency said Iran had deployed missiles on small ships in the Gulf, causing fears that Tehran could strike US troops and assets, or their allies.
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On Thursday, Mr Trump was asked during a visit by Swiss President Ulya Maurer whether the United States is going to war on By Iran 19659008] "I hope not," he answered.
The president sought to wipe out the reports that two of his most militant assistants, the national security adviser, John R. Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, spoiled the fight against Iran and fled ahead of it in the promulgation of a military confrontation.
"There is no quarrel," Mr Trump said in tweet on Wednesday night. "Different opinions are expressed, and I make a decisive and easy decision – it is a very simple process.
But Mr Trump added that he is confident that Iran "will want to speak soon," signaling openness to diplomacy, which, according to officials, is not shared by Mr. Bolton or Mr. Pompeo. The president's hopes for a dialogue with Iran are unlikely to give a quick breakthrough. In Tokyo, Israeli Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif stated that there is no "opportunity" for discussion with the administration to weaken tensions, reports Agence France-Presse.
"Escalation by the United States is unacceptable," Zarif told reporters, according to AFP. Pompeo outlined 12 steps that Iran must take to meet the United States – measures that some in the Pentagon find unrealistic and could support Iran's leaders in the corner. He recently called the American policy of domestic political unrest in Iran
. Bolton, a private citizen, has long called for regime change in Tehran. He resisted compromises that would open the door for talks with Tehran, stocked NS with the Islamic Iranian organizers and guided by the latest political changes to strengthen economic and political reservations about the country's leaders
Trump is less disappointed with Mr. Bolton's handling of Iran – he advocates more stringent measures than Tehran's warning, rather than the development of a story about that his national security adviser is conducting a policy of administration in the Middle East, say three officials. The president, they say, is well aware and satisfies recent administration steps, which include imposing increasingly burdensome sanctions on Iran and appointing a military wing of the government, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, a foreign terrorist organization
However, the seriousness of the Iranian threat was the subject of fierce debate among officials of the administration. Some officials argued that this did not require dramatic US response, such as the deployment of thousands of troops to the Middle East, or the partial evacuation of the United States embassy in Baghdad
. Mr Trump suggested sending 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran attacked US troops or accelerated work on nuclear weapons. The options were ordered by Mr. Bolton, who held extremely stringent control over the policy making process for the National Security Advisor.
Bolton, officials said, quietly expressed disappointment with the president, considering him as unwilling to seek change in a region that he had long seen as a swamp . This, in turn, led to the fact that people in the White House looked at Mr. Bolton with deep skepticism, and some asked if his work was in trouble.
Trump is also impatient with Bolton's other big campaign: the effort to remove President Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela. After an unsuccessful attempt by the opposition to pull out key allies of Maduro and turn Venezuelan soldiers against him, Mr Maduro seems more complicated than ever.