US President Donald Trump’s only interest is feeding his ego, while pro-Israeli neoconservatives in his administration reject the Iran nuclear deal, according to American scholar Kevin Barrett.
Trump reiterated on Friday an offer to renegotiate the landmark Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The JCPOA, which Trump pulled the US out of in May, had been signed after lengthy negotiations between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany (P5+1).
Trump claimed he had left the “horrible, one-sided Iran nuclear deal” in order to pressure the Iranian government to end its “malign actions” in the Middle East.
Barrett, an American author, journalist and radio host with a PhD in Islamic and Arabic Studies, told Press TV in a phone interview on Friday that Trump’s repeated offers just served to feed his own ego.
“Donald Trump is apparently reiterating his…