PressTV-‘Trump will escalate war if Iran shows weakness’

US President Donald Trump will escalate his war of tension against Iran and North Korea if he realizes they are showing weakness, an American writer and retired professor says.

Professor James Petras made the comments in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on a statement issued by former US Defense Secretary Bill Perry, who told Politico on Wednesday that the cabinet can’t stop a nuclear war if Trump wants one.

Perry said that nuclear war has “become more probable in the last year, partly because of President Trump,” and partly due to events beyond the president’s control.

Professor Petras said, “It is possible that Trump can override his cabinet, but up to now he has vague statements that are very radical but has not implemented them. So there is a gap between what he says he wants to do and what his cabinet is willing to support.”

“Up to now we can say that he has taken some very hostile positions toward…

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