Iran won’t sit down with US President Donald Trump under pressure, American academic and political analyst Dennis Etler says, adding that Trump is totally beholden to both Israel and Saudi Arabia, who want to block Iran from playing a geopolitical role in the Middle East region and eviscerate the Islamic Republic as an independent and sovereign state.
Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while commenting on a statement by Trump in which he claimed that talks with Iran are imminent and could happen “pretty soon.”
A day after he expressed willingness to meet with the Islamic Republic’s leaders without “preconditions,” Trump said on Tuesday, “I have a feeling they’ll be talking to us pretty soon. And maybe not, and that’s OK, too.”
The US president also used the occasion to once again denounce as “horrible, one-sided” the 2015 Iran nuclear…