Iran appears to be attempting to go over the head of Trump's crazed war hawk advisors by talking to Fox News.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that he believes President Trump's own advisers, as well as Middle East allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel, are “dragging the United States into a conflict” with Iran.
Zarif specifically named National Security Advisor John Bolton, Israel, Saudi Arabia, along with close Saudi ally the United Arab Emirates, as all seeking to escalate tensions leading toward a regime change war on Iran.
Wallace asked if they’re “all trying to exercise regime change?” and Zarif responded, “at least, at least.” He explained:
They have all shown an interest in dragging the United States into a conflict. I do not believe that President Trump wants to do that, I believe President Trump ran on a campaign promise of not bringing the United States into another war. But I believe President Trump’s intention to put pressure, the policy of maximum pressure on Iran in order to bring Iran to its knees so that we would succumb to pressure, is doomed to failure.This comes just days after Zarif made similar statements about the possibility of US and Iranian ships clashing in the Persian Gulf, warning that a false flag "accident" scenario could "lure" Trump into war — something which he thinks Trump himself doesn't want to see happen.
An intriguing move by Iran to lower tensions and keep the peace.
Here is the bloodthirsty Bolton's response: