US President Donald Trump addresses a press conference in Brussels in July 2018, flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and National Security Adviser John Bolton. Of all the promises that Trump made in his campaign for the presidency, preventing another war is the one promise he must keep. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump must prevail over hawks like Bolton and prevent war with Iran

  • America should know from past experience that regime change does not guarantee the advent of democracy
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US President Donald Trump addresses a press conference in Brussels in July 2018, flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and National Security Adviser John Bolton. Of all the promises that Trump made in his campaign for the presidency, preventing another war is the one promise he must keep. Photo: AFP
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US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, at the White House in Washington on May 8, 2018. Photo: AFP
Philip Bowring
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Philip Bowring

The Trump administration’s demonisation of Iran benefits Saudi Arabia and Israel more than the US

  • The US’ escalating rhetoric and moves against Iran have raised fears of American military action. However, the main beneficiaries of a weakened Iran are its adversaries in the region

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US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, at the White House in Washington on May 8, 2018. Photo: AFP
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