Will Trump Sit Down to Negotiate with Iran?

Could the Trump administration be ready to negotiate with Iran?

According to Fox News host Trish Regan, an Iranian source told her that the Islamic Republic of Iran is willing to sit down with President Donald Trump to put aside political tensions for the time being.

On July 7, 2019, she Tweeted out “BREAKING: Iranian source tells me “we WILL negotiate with the US.” if Iran will indeed now sit down with the United States this is a MAJOR development for @realDonaldTrump and his administration.”

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Should these rumors be true, this could represent a positive breakthrough in the current conflict between the U.S. and Iran.

During the last month, the U.S. government has escalated tensions with Iran.

First, it sent a naval strike group to the Strait of Hormuz. It then accused Iran of sinking Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the same area.

Things nearly got ugly when Iran was accused of downing an unmanned drone in international waters. Initially, neocon pressure nearly got to Trump as he was considering launching a strike against Iran. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed, and Trump decided to call of the strike.

However, Trump did decide to slap on additional sanctions on Iran indicating that the U.S. government has not changed course with regards to its hawkish actions towards the country.

But this latest rumor could mark a significant break from the hawkish tendencies of D.C. foreign policy.

Trump should listen to his America First allies, such as Tucker Carlson, and ignore pressure from neocons in his administration and the defense industries they shill for.

Let’s give tough diplomacy a chance for once.