US President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran, flanked by Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, Vice-President Mike Pence and military leaders, in the grand foyer of the White House on January 8. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran, flanked by Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, Vice-President Mike Pence and military leaders, in the grand foyer of the White House on January 8. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran, flanked by Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, Vice-President Mike Pence and military leaders, in the grand foyer of the White House on January 8. Photo: Reuters
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Under Trump, the US’ interventionist policy towards the Middle East has reached a new low

  • The assassination of Iran’s Soleimani was carried out in Iraq against the wishes of the Iraqi government. For sure, Iran has been interfering in Iraq, but no more than the US. The US is out of control, and must return to established norms

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran, flanked by Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, Vice-President Mike Pence and military leaders, in the grand foyer of the White House on January 8. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran, flanked by Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, Vice-President Mike Pence and military leaders, in the grand foyer of the White House on January 8. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump delivers a statement about Iran, flanked by Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, Vice-President Mike Pence and military leaders, in the grand foyer of the White House on January 8. Photo: Reuters
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