U.S. President Donald Trump’s hardball approach to Iran is likely to create more tensions in the Middle East, this according to Pippa Malmgren, a leading policy analyst and former White House advisor to President George W. Bush.
Malmgren noted that President Trump is using the same negotiating tactics on Iran by pulling out of the Nuclear Accord as was used on North Korea.
“North Korea is important because the way the President negotiated was to threaten everything, and that kind of got everybody to come to the table, so he’s doing the same thing with Iran,” Malmgren told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Mines & Money New York conference.
The economist and policy analyst added that while Trump’s hardline approach may not mean that the outcome will be a disaster, it does mean that geopolitics in the Middle East will likely become tenser in the near future.