Netanyahu behind Trump’s decision on Iran deal


A political analyst believes that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is US President Donald Trump’s “puppet master” and that Netanyahu was behind Trump’s recent decision about the Iran nuclear deal.

Veterans Today Editor Kevin Barrett made the remarks in an interview with Press TV when asked about Trump’s decision on the 2015 nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

On Friday, Trump refused to certify the agreement and warned he might ultimately terminate it, in defiance of other world powers and undermining a landmark victory of multilateral diplomacy.

Trump also said his goal is to ensure Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon.

“We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” Trump said.

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“Once again Trump is giving us this extremely kind of paranoid and hostile approach to world affairs, we’ve seen this repeatedly with his exaggerated talk, his threats to North Korea and now he’s threatening Iran,” Barrett, an author and political commentator in Madison, Wisconsin, told Press TV on Friday.

He said Trump’s problem with Iran is not related to its nuclear program, but is about Tehran’s view on Zionism.

“Iran tells the truth about Zionism and reflects the opinions and views of the vast majority of people in the Middle East, about Zionism which is that Zionism has to end and Palestine has to be liberated,” he said.

“So that’s the real issue here and Trump’s extreme hostility towards Iran, which is all based on this non-existent problem around nuclear weapons, is really reflection of the fact that Netanyahu controls Trump’s White House,” he noted.

He also called Trump a puppet of Israel, who listens to Netanyahu and does as he says.

“Trump tells us that he first decided to run for president precisely because he wanted to tear up the Iran deal,” he said, adding, “He just said that on a number of occasions (and) what that really means is that Netanyahu people put him up to running for president for that reason and hammered that issue home to him.”

Trump is required by law to certify every 90 days whether or not Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. If he argues that Iran is not in compliance, that could cause an American withdrawal from the international pact.

While Trump did not pull Washington out of the nuclear deal, he gave the US Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions against Tehran that were lifted under the pact.

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); a audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.

He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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  1. What justification does Trump intend to use for refusing to certify that Iran is acting in compliance with the agreement? It’s already been established that Iran is acting in full compliance. What’s he going to say? “Iran is not in compliance, because I said so.” I honestly wouldn’t doubt it. What else is he going to say? This just goes to show everyone that Trump’s total subservience to Israel is unwavering. He will keep his promise to them and scrap this deal, even if it means ruining relationships with supposed EU allies and destroying whatever credibility the USG might have still had in the eyes of the international community.

    Aside from doing Israel’s bidding, there is no other reason for Trump not to certify the deal. This move is bad for America in more ways than one. No one is going to want to make any sort of deal with the US, on any level. Even it’s vassal states will eventually get to the point where they will have to put themselves first. Aside from Saudi Arabia and Israel, nobody sees this as a good move.

  2. You are aware of the interactions between Obama and Israel and the UN over the past few years, eh?
    Some things were done, and some things were not done. The Israeli right is not the Dems. Far as I know, Trump is the first President to suggest moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Kushner ? gimme a break for crying out loud

  3. The process of elimination is nearing completion. The only person Trump has not publicly attacked is Netanyahu. It is strangely ignored yet progressively obvious and should be a point the public should be able to examine without meticulous analytical skills. Pretty simple. And any talk of criminalizing speech that promotes BDM, should be forthrightly condemned publicly by any “patriot” or those who call themselves such. We are married to no country and we should pick our friends more wisely. Lessons from the Revolution apply here.

  4. Trump was ALWAYS meant to be chosen. The Game at play now, which Dumb actively partiCIApates in, is to make himself so unpopular that the Western population REACTS against his actions and remarks. This in turn leads to ACCEPTING THE SOLUTION; a Coup at the Palace.
    Note the lack of false flags during the Selection Process, a clear indicator that Dumb is The Chosen One.
    So we are entering a period of great domistic friction. How did all empires solve that?
    Gathering around a villain.
    A war against a nuclear power North Korea, will we not accept.
    But what about war against the New Bogeyman Iran, the sponsor of Terror in The Middle East?

    • I’m not so sure. The republicans had a huge field and really wanted the obvious election rigging to be exposed on the Dems side while they relied on their old steady gerry wandering and voter ID schemes.
      The inherent corruption on both sides opened a door for criminal gangs to sneak in knowing they would not be publicly charged with things that everyone else was doing. Hillary stole it from Bernie, and Trump stole it from the entire republican field and Hillary. Due to their own dirty practices. “Hillary” was over confident and did it overtly. The republicans were wringing their hands and drooling, thinking their clean primary would glare in favor while covertly behaving the same way. Thus, the door was ajar, when Trump jammed his arm through.

    • I meant to say gerrymandering but gerry wandering works too. I’ve got this plant taking over my yard, called “Creeping Charlie”, but I jokingly call it Creeping Jerry because it reminds me of how the gerrymandering works. Slow and efficient, it stifles the grass and everything else. Unlike the dandelions which I really like, it has no flower to speak of.

    • Israel pushed the US into invading Iraq, the most disastrous move America has ever made. Now Israel is creating and funding these propaganda groups to push for an even bigger disaster for America.

      Iran’s actual role in the Iraqi resistance was to restrain it, not unleash it. Iran should be credited with saving thousands of American lives (or blamed, depending on your point of view, since almost everybody in the Middle East is angry at Iran for that decision…the whole Middle East strongly supported the Iraqi resistance against an illegal invasion by war criminals.)

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