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'Genocidal': Trump-Who Claims He Doesn't Want War-Threatens 'Official End of Iran'

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' Trump's saber-rattling about Iran has reached a dangerous new low with his threat to 'end' Iran! If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!' Trump tweeted. 'Since the president reneged on the Iran nuclear deal last year his policies have been geared towards provoking Iran into retaliation to give cover for a perilous escalation favored by administration hawks.'  Trump's  tweet came after  Fox New said a rocket was fired into Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, about a mile away from the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. There is no evidence that Iran-backed forces were behind the attack. A  'similar incident' in Iraq last year 'led to Bolton asking the Pentagon for options to militarily strike Iran.'

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Common Dreams says: "Trump's belligerent threat to destroy Iran comes on the heels of reports that a "low-grade" rocket landed in an empty lot near the U.S. embassy compound in Baghdad. Last September, a similar incident led to Bolton asking the Pentagon for options to militarily strike Iran. At the time, then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis shot down Bolton's plans. With Mattis gone today, Bolton is well positioned to push Trump and the U.S. into a conflict that would be catastrophic for U.S. interests and regional and global stability.


"President Trump has claimed that he doesn't want war, but his bombastic rhetoric is ensuring that he walks into one. Threats of destruction, a la "fire and fury," will not get him a deal with Iran, just as they haven't with North Korea. Instead, if Trump is sincere about wanting diplomatic compromise, he should cease his policy of economic warfare that is strangling the Iranian people and pursue a tone of mutual respect with Tehran. Foremost, this would require him to fire John Bolton, who has made clear he opposes U.S.-Iran diplomacy in principle."

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