Trump’s belligerence towards Iran plays into the hands of Tehran’s hardliners | 

White House puts Iran ‘on notice’ over missile testThe US president’s attacks on Iran are coming thick and fast, but they’re likely to prove counterproductive

“Iranians know too well from their own experience with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, their hardline former president, how dangerous it is to have a politician telling you passionately half of the truth without caring that the other half is often a lie or a distortion of facts.”

Essay by: Saeed Kamali Dehghan is a staff journalist with the Guardian. He has previously written from the Iranian capital, Tehran. He is now based in London and was named 2010 Journalist of the Year at the Foreign Press Association awards.

His email | @SaeedKD

To read the complete essay go here: Trump’s belligerence towards Iran plays into the hands of Tehran’s hardliners | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Opinion | The Guardian

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