the second headline of the day is with respect to Iran Trump has said that he is not looking for regime change in Iran the president Trump said the u.s. was not looking for regime change in Iran after weeks of escalating tension and the deployment of additional American troops to the region so as we discussed this before the approach of President Trump himself seems to be very similar with the context and with respect to Iran with his approach towards North Korea now whether or not it's going to be successful it's something that remains to be seen United States obviously will be obligated to respond to any kind of direct hostility coming from the Iranian government Iranian forces against American interests in the region whether or not Iranian will do that is something that remains to be seen as I talked about it before whether or not we agree with the Iranian politics Iranian government politics the Iranian regime politics and I do not agree with the Iranian regime whatsoever I'm in favor of disrupting that regime and perhaps even overthrowing that regime if we are hoping to have any kind of a fundamental change in that country but it shouldn't come as a surprise that those people are not idiots they know how to debate they know how to negotiate and they know how to be focused on the interests of the regime the most unfortunate part with respect to Iran is that the interest of the Iranian regime is not aligned with the interests of the Iranian people so this is unfortunately something the Iranian people will continue paying the price for as they have been for the past more than 40 years so yes Trump has said that he's not looking to topple Iranian leadership and what it suggests is that perhaps some kind of negotiations have been happening even though Iranians denied that there are behind closed doors negotiations going on right now there are some news of that while Donald Trump president Truong has said the Iran nuclear deal is possible days after the u.s. deploys extra troops to the Middle East so Trump said that nobody wants to see terrible things happen and that's what I mean by Trump taking the same common kind of an approach that he had taken with respect to North Korea about Iran as well it is true the president Trump approved additional deployment to Middle East to counter Iran and this deployment was approved by President Trump after he was asked for I believe 10,000 to 15,000 increase of troop in the Middle East however he ended up sending only 1,500 extra troops or approving to send 1,500 extra troops to Middle East amid tensions the u.s. is to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East to counter to ongoing threat posed by Iranian forces now we'll see what's going to happen the United States already has a very powerful presence in the region and it has determined and deemed the main purpose for its presence in the region with respect to Iran and an opposition to Iran's hegemonic perhaps intentions and the hostility that is driven by the need to export their revolution reviews and basically creating strong forces and strong alliances for them so on for themselves across the region in order to protect the regime inside Iran an open letter was sent to President Trump on us tensions with Iran assigned by a number of retired US Generals basically saying that any kind of conflict a military conflict with Iran will be disasterous and he should avoid doing that all together and this is coming at the same time with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif saying the US troop boots in Middle East is highly dangerous and he said that after United States decided to send 1,500 extra troops to Iran however the Iranian president has said that Iran would back down even if our land is a bomb and as I said before none of these people really matter what they say in the context of Iranian system of governance because it is the supreme leader who is an unelected figure and basically a dictator who will determine the domestic and foreign policy of the Iranian regime so whatever that is happening between the foreign minister and the president and keep in mind the president has hired the foreign minister as the foreign minister of his government but again Iran has a government that is elected the head of that government is elected is the president and then the president determine who's going to be the cabinet including the foreign minister and then you have a centralized point of authority which is Supreme Leader and all the other alternative forces and alternative figure heads around him who are basically mainly in charge of determining u.s. I'm sorry Iranian foreign politics in general but specifically with respect to United States so at the same time pentagon has said that Iran's Revolutionary Guards are responsible for oil tanker attacks this is something that we've been covering for quite some time and as we discussed this before Iran seem to have used underwater drones and tanker attacks according to a Norwegian insurance company who have also claimed and deemed that Iranian Revolutionary Guards were behind that this is something that is completely possible since Iranians have been focusing on how they can create a stronger military force without spending the kind of money that is required in order to build a conventional kind of a military and armed forces so they were focused on cyber warfare they were focused on drones both underwater and aerial drones also it seems that Iran's many submarine force is and potentially can be dangerous to US forces and and the neighboring countries in Iran and that is partly thanks to North Korea Iranian and North ian's have had a close tie since the beginning of the Iranian Revolution so certain parts of United States government along with certain parts of White House including some of the advisors to President Trump continue to make the argument for tougher military stance and pressure against the Iranians the latest is aid is a Republican representative who has said intel on Iran is a credible this is representative will heard of Texas a Republican who said Sunday that intelligence on Iran as a rate a rising threat is credible you said that I've seen the intelligence it's very credible intelligence this intelligence was produced by hard-working men in the CIA in our intelligence community so whether or not it's true or not it I mean it's something that we probably will never know 100% whether it's true or not but it is being used for political purposes so the outcome of this kind of claim whether or not the claims are true or false are going to be materialized in one way or another so even though President Trump is saying that he's not in favor of overthrowing the Iranian regime they are using the same kind of a intelligence for and with respect to Iran in order to sell for example more weapons to Saudi Arabia President Trump has approved eight billion dollars Saudi weapons sale over Iran tensions a US president donald trump is approving to sell a billions of dollars worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia citing Iranian threats to its arch rival so it's it really is a very definition of carrot-and-stick kind of an approach but it shouldn't also come as a surprise of four United States selling weapons to Saudi Arabia considering how Saudi Arabia has been number one buyer of US arms for at least the past almost a decade so this is something that remains to be threatening to the Iranian government and it really is threatening to do region overall because a lot of these weapons can end up in the hands of extremists militias all across the region we talked about this before how some of the arms that were American arms that were transferred to Iraq ended up in the hands of Isis once they took over some of the military and police bases so there isn't any kind of an ideal kind of an outcome or strategy with respect to Iran in specific but also Middle East in general it's a very very problematic kind of a region and the United States will be doing themselves a favor by just staying away and out of all of that whether or not it's going to happen whether or not United States is willing to overthrow the Iranian government that is being used as a cash cow in order to sell millions and billions of dollars to the neighboring countries around Iran that is something that remains to be seen president Trump seems to be not interested whatsoever what about a year and a half left from the point of elections in 2020 but we'll see what's going to happen era Iran will continue to deal with a very tough kind of economic situation as a result and consequence of US sanctions and it is because of the sanctions and it is because of the latest tensions that Iran's crude buyers began to jump ship most of the country's oil buyers had halted purchase before the US ban on oil sales came in to effect we talked about how Turkey who was one of the loudest voice in opposition to the US sanctions on sanctions on Iranian oil ended up basically not buying any oil from the Iranian in the month of April so at the same time Iraqi protesters are urging Baghdad to stay out of u.s. Iran showdown and this is something again the continuation of what we were discussing last time when we talked about Iran that a lot of people make the argument that Shias in that region will stick together so if the war happens with the Iran with the Iranian regime then the Shia forces will be united against the United States but that's not the case no country other than Iran wants to be involved on the side of Iran in any kind of a military conflict between the United States and Iran including Iran back militias and proxy political players whether militant or otherwise for example Tehran back Islamic Jihad official has said that Gaza militants won't be drawn into Iran u.s. conflict our main mission is how to liberate our land how to free our people we are not part of an international conflict so we'll see what's going to happen Iranians are very aware about the weak position that they have in this conflict in this tensions with United States and they're not stupid to be rushing into any kind of a military conflict directly with United States but at the same time it's very costly for them to back down in a way that it will be showing any kind of weakness on the part of the Iranian regime so this chess game of power and conflict between Iran and the United States including all the allies of the United States and all the countries in the region will have become united against the Iranian regime will continue and I'll continue to cover it for you to the best of my knowledge and ability