US President Donald Trump and his hawkish administration are stooges of the pro-Israel lobby, which has long been pushing for war with Iran, according to a former US intelligence officer.
Trump is leading the pressure campaign against Iran to appease the pro-Israel lobbyists and individuals surrounding his administration, Scott Rickard told Press TV in an interview following Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric.
In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump urged the world to isolate Iran and threatened to impose more hard-hitting sanctions against the Islamic Republic. He accused Tehran of sponsoring terrorism and sowing “chaos, death and destruction” in the Middle East.
The US president renewed his criticism of “the horrible 2015 nuclear deal” between Iran and six world powers. Trump withdrew the US from the historic deal in May and ordered sanctions to be reinstated against Tehran.
Rickard said Trump and top…