US conservative political commentator for Fox News, Tucker Carlson, says Iran is “a formidable force,” warning the administration of US President Donald Trump over escalating tensions with Tehran.
Tucker Carlson made the comment on Fox News, warning that Trump’s approach towards Iran could destroy his presidency.
“We are moving toward confrontation with Iran. That should worry everybody, but it should especially concern the president’s supporters. If President Trump decides to go to war with Iran, it will destroy his presidency, just as the Iraq War destroyed the presidency of his Republican predecessor, George W. Bush,” he said.
US foreign policy establishment ‘ensnaring’ Trump in Iran
He further suggested that the US foreign policy establishment is responsible for heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington as it is trying to “ensnare” The president in Iran
“If there was a swamp in Washington, you’re looking at it, the foreign policy establishment,” Carlson said. “They are working overtime to ensnare the president in a mess in Iran. Let’s hope that he understands exactly what’s going on.”
The commentator further undermined the capability of those at helm of the foreign policy establishment.
“They have no idea what they are talking about… Their track records are embarrassing. Disaster after disaster,” he said. “Instead, they have more political power than they have ever had.”
US national security adviser John Bolton was scheduled Thursday to hold a meeting Pentagon and other top officials on the administration’s “emerging strategy on Iran,” The Wall Street Journal reported.
It added that the move was being made as “key elements of the administration’s Iran policy remain unclear.”
Trump recently addressed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Twitter, threatening Tehran with actions “the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before.
President Rouhani had warned the US over its hostile approach against Iran, saying Washington should know that peace with Iran will be the mother of all peace while war with the country will be the mother of all wars.