Iran official calls to lobby ‘anti-Trump movements’ to reduce sanctions’ impact

Source: Iran official calls to lobby ‘anti-Trump movements’ to reduce sanctions’ impact | The Times of Israel

( The Democrats justifying their violent mob protests must have given him the idea.  Birds of a feather… – JW )

Conservative lawmaker Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh says negotiation with factions who oppose the US president could help alleviate economic pressures

President Donald J. Trump signs an EO on Iran Sanctions in the Green Room at Trump National Golf Club Monday, August 6, 2018, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Donald J. Trump signs an EO on Iran Sanctions in the Green Room at Trump National Golf Club Monday, August 6, 2018, in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

TEHRAN — One of Iran’s top foreign policy officials has called for negotiations with “anti-Trump movements” in the US to dampen the impact of sanctions, local media reported Saturday.

“America is not Trump,” said Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh, a conservative lawmaker who heads parliament’s influential national security and foreign policy commission, according to reformist newspaper Arman.

“There is a new diplomatic atmosphere for deescalation with America and it is fitting that Iran follows negotiation diplomacy and lobbying anti-Trump movements in America,” he added.

He said this would help alleviate pressure caused by Washington’s “extensive sanction-focused force.”

Anti-Trump supporters rally at the Texas State Capitol on Sunday, July 2, 2017, during an impeachment march in Austin, Texas by anti-Trump supporters in hopes to gain attention and impeach Trump. (Joshua Guerra /Austin American-Statesman via AP)

The US pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May and reimposed punishing sanctions on the country, hoping to pressure Tehran into what President Donald Trump calls a “better deal.”

The US is due to complete the re-imposition of sanctions on November 5, targeting Iran’s oil sector and central bank.

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed Trump’s offers to talk as “a dangerous game.”

But Mehdi Motaharnia, a Tehran-based political analyst, described Falahat-Pisheh’s proposal as “very meaningful” since it signifies a potential shift in conservatives’ stance on talking with the US.

“This comes from a conservative whose party members called (Foreign Minister Mohammad) Javad Zarif a traitor for negotiating with the US,” Motaharnia told reformist daily Hamdeli.

“But now we do not see such reactions when the head of national security and foreign policy commission proposes talks,” he added.

 

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One Comment on “Iran official calls to lobby ‘anti-Trump movements’ to reduce sanctions’ impact”

  1. Kavan Says:

    Mullahs have connected to American anti-war groups, recruit amongst them and use their social networks to lobby and to influence public opinion and prevent tougher policies against them. It seems to me that John Kerry is both chief lobby and chief advisor to mullahs. Apart from politics, mullahs have an extensive network of leftist activists in the so called progressive universities. In media, Christian Amanpour and Fareed Zakaria are the ones that I know,but there must be many more.
    Now they are capitalizing on anti -Trump movement too.


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