The US president is highly mistaken to assume that it can negotiate with Tehran the same way it holds talks with countries such as Saudi Arabia, says a political analyst, who believes that Iran will never be blackmailed.
“[US President Donald] Trump thinks that he can negotiate with Iran in the same style that it negotiates with the Taliban, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. However, Iran cannot be milked like Saudi Arabia,” Mehdi Zakerian also told ISNA in a recent interview.
He maintains the situation in the region will not improve and tensions will not be resolved unless the United States stops denying the fact that Iran is and has always been a major regional power.
The political analyst stressed that even Iran’s southern neighbors are wrong in not accepting this reality.