Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Hassan Rouhani”

Trump’s Latest Unhinged Threat

The president reportedly does not want war with Iran, but it is hard to take that seriously when he makes cavalier threats about “ending” a nation of 80 million people.

Posted May 19th, 2019

Trump Wants Iran’s Surrender, Not a ‘Deal’

The truth is that Trump and his officials have never wanted any kind of “deal” with Iran.

Posted May 9th, 2019

The Iran Obsession Keeps Getting Worse

The administration’s plans would be guaranteed to increase tensions with Iran and sour relations with the Iraqi government.

Posted March 19th, 2019

The Iran Obsession Strikes Again

The entire exercise is likely to be embarrassing for the U.S. because it will underscore just how isolated our government is following the president’s destructive decision to renege on the JCPOA.

Posted September 4th, 2018

Trump’s Latest Weird Offer to Meet Rouhani

Now that the U.S. has reneged on the deal and started reimposing sanctions, it is politically impossible for any Iranian politician to entertain such an offer.

Posted July 30th, 2018

Trump Seeks Confrontation for Its Own Sake

Trump’s Iran obsession is extremely dangerous for both the U.S. and Iran.

Posted July 24th, 2018

Trump’s Iran Policy: Punishing the Iranian People, Helping the Regime

The more pressure that the U.S. puts on Iran, the more that it helps the regime consolidate its hold on power.

Posted July 24th, 2018

Bolton Expands on Trump’s Deranged Iran Threat

The president’s outburst was already very dangerous and irresponsible, and Bolton’s comments make it even worse.

Posted July 23rd, 2018

Trump’s Iran Derangement

Trump’s response to Rouhani’s comments shows how ready he is to threaten war against another country over nothing more than words.

Posted July 22nd, 2018

Trump’s Persistent Iran Delusions

Another case of Trump declaring victory when nothing has changed.

Posted July 17th, 2018

A Very Gullible President

Trump’s credulity about an Iranian cleric’s statement is of a piece with his repetition of other false claims about the nuclear deal.

Posted July 3rd, 2018

Iran Has No Interest in a ‘New Deal’

The nuclear deal with Iran doesn’t need to be “fixed” or built upon or “enlarged.”

Posted April 25th, 2018

Trump’s Weird Offer to Meet Rouhani

If this bungled attempt at making contact with Iran is any indication of how the administration thinks diplomacy is supposed to work, things are much worse than we thought.

Posted November 2nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran’s choice. Haleh Esfandiari previews Iran’s presidential election. Four things to know …

Posted May 19th, 2017

Our Hard-liners Need Iran’s Hard-liners (II)

A Raisi victory would be a sudden move in the wrong direction.

Posted May 16th, 2017

Our Hard-liners Need Iran’s Hard-liners

It would be better for Iran and the wider region if Rouhani won, if only because it would deprive hawks in Washington and Riyadh of a new excuse for even more aggressive policies.

Posted May 15th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new battle for Afghanistan. Kelley Vlahos reports on the war in …

Posted February 17th, 2017