What’s behind harsh criticism of trump, North Korea and Iran?

What’s behind harsh criticism of trump, North Korea and Iran?


Что стоит за резкой критикой Трампом КНДР и Ирана?

Experts believe that perhaps the President made a special emphasis on these countries to heighten concern about possible new conflicts

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald trump has used the most important tribune to warn about the nuclear threat from North Korea – amid a new increase concerns in Washington about a possible impending conflict.

In recent weeks, the American government laid the basis for the transition strategy developed for competition with the great powers such as Russia and China.

In his report “On the situation in the country,” addressed to Congress and the nation, trump said that Moscow and Beijing challenge “interests, economy and values” of the United States. But the harsh words of the President were reserved for Iran and North Korea.

“Reckless North Korea’s quest to acquire nuclear rockets may soon threaten our home,” he warned, implying that the window of opportunity to respond to the ambitions of Pyongyang is small.

“We have been campaigning for maximum pressure to prevent this,” he added.

Special emphasis on Iran and North Korea, together with Iraq were the “axis of evil”, as they called her predecessor trump George W. Bush, appears to have been done in order to increase the feeling of new conflicts.

The trump speech took place on the background of statements by the distinguished expert on Korea who predicted the position of U.S. Ambassador in Seoul, stating that he withdrew his candidacy and criticized the idea of a preventive strike.

Secretary Rex Tillerson and the Minister of defense of Jim Mattis promote diplomatic strategy, which aims to convince the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-UN to sit down at the negotiating table on its nuclear weapons.

However, there were reports that other senior figures support the idea of a strike on the nuclear sector, Kim Jong-UN to demonstrate the seriousness of US intentions, in the hope that it will not provoke a wider conflict.

Victor Cha, senior adviser at the Center for strategic and international studies, who until Tuesday was kandidatom to the post of U.S. Ambassador in Seoul, rejected the idea in an article in the Washington Post.

“Blow (even large) will only lead to delays in the implementation of missile and nuclear programs of North Korea, which are carried out in the deep unknown places, impervious to bunker busters”, – he wrote.

“In addition, the impact will not only stop the proliferation threat, but rather will exacerbate it,” he added, warning that Kim Jong UN might try to sell nuclear weapons “bad players” for the sake of money or revenge.

Cha also pointed out that millions of South Koreans and tens of thousands of expats from the United States and American troops will be under immediate threat of counterattack by North Korea.

“The President would jeopardize the American population the average size of a U.S. city, if it is to assume that crazy and is adamant the dictator would be reasonably intimidated by the demonstration of the kinetic power of the United States,” wrote Cha.

According to the Washington Post, the failure of the Cha to support the idea of a preemptive strike cost him the post of Ambassador, and the trump in his speech made clear that he doesn’t want to compromise.

“Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only contribute to aggression and provocations, – he declared. – We need only look at the vicious nature of the North Korean regime, to understand the nature of the nuclear threat he can pose to America and our allies.”

Trump has also raised the stakes in its confrontation with Iran, promising that the United States will support street protests against the clerical regime in Tehran.

He also said that compares favorably with his predecessor Barack Obama, suggesting that failure to support the failed “Green revolution” in Iran in 2009 was a mistake.

“When the Iranian people rebelled against the crimes of a corrupt dictatorship, I did not remain silent,” he said.

“America will stand on the side of the Iranian people in its courageous struggle for freedom,” he said to the applause of legislators.

The President also noted progress in the fight against grouping “Islamic state” in Iraq and Syria, noting that in the war with jihadists “to be done a lot more work.”