Earlier in December the US Senate voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years, a decision that was criticised by the Iranian foreign minister at the time who said it showed the US government had “a lack of credibility”.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization to start planning the development of nuclear-powered ships in reaction to what he called the United States’ violation of their nuclear deal.
In a letter read out on state television, Mr Rouhani condemned the move as a breach of the 2015 nuclear accord and told the nation’s scientists to begin “planning the design and production of fuel and nuclear power plants for maritime transport”.
Last year trump stated, ‘Any commander-in-chief worthy of defending this nation should be prepared to stand up on 20 January 2017 [inauguration day] and rip to shreds this catastrophic deal’ speaking of the peace deal between six world powers and Iran.
In my mind, it is doubtful trump will back peddle on this one after appointing James Mattis to Secretary of Defense who has called Iran, “the single most enduring threat to stability and peace in the Middle East.”
It seems more than likely Iran will be involved in some conflict in the not too distant future.