Washington- Former US congressman Ron Paul has warned that the Trump administration’s failed Iran policy was leading Americans to war in the Middle East region.
In an interview attached to a featured article titled Trump’s Failed Iran Policy Is Leading Us To War, Paul said Trump’s failed hostile “maximum pressure” policy against Iran had received no support by most other countries.
The former Republican congressman and presidential candidate referred to the Trump administration’s Iran policy as an example of “arrogance at it greatest”, insisting that the use of force, and bullying a country to submit to US demands, was not the right direction for the Iran policy.
“If people really, really cared about it they would be going in a different direction,” he said, pointing out that diplomatic relations and trade deals were the right path to peace.
“We should be able to talk to people.We should be able to trade with people,” he said.
He noted that America’s defeat at the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) was another indicator that the Trump administration was on the wrong path and other members of the UNSC had understood this.
Paul said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Special Representative for Iran Elliot Abrams, who were currently running US foreign affairs, were hawkish neocons (neoconservatives), pursuing the objectives set by the deep state, which were devised to benefit the owners of the military–industrial complex.
“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been foaming at the mouth for war with Iran for years, along with the various neocons like Eliot Abrams who serve as cogs in the war machine,” the article reads.
According to Paul, Trump’s Middle East policies had resulted in an escalation of tensions, driving the region towards war.
“The friction is growing. It is growing very much,” he said.
Paul noted that, “It has been aggravated with the recently signed treaty between the UAE and Israel,” he said.
Paul noted that the US arms sales to the UAE was being publicized as a positive development.
The former congressman condemned Washington’s “imperialistic” ideology, warning that promoting global hegemony was the established bipartisan US foreign policy condoned by both the Democrats and the Republicans.
“We’re going to be interventionists, we’re going to be imperialistic, we’re going to be inflationary, we are going to rule the world until we can’t rule the world anymore,” Paul insisted.
He cited the seizure of Iranian tanker ships delivering fuel to the suffering people of Venezuela as another example of failed US foreign policy.
He said Americans needed to make efforts to build better relations with other nations, instead of antagonizing them.
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