MEMRI analysis: Iran has toned down rhetoric against U.S. since Trump’s election

MEMRI analysis: Iran has toned down rhetoric against U.S. since Trump’s election
Iran's "Supreme Leader"

[Ed. – However you slice it, the reaction is the opposite of what Trump’s many critics predicted.]

Iranian hardliners have “toned down” their bellicose rhetoric against the US following Republican Donald Trump’s victory over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in last week’s presidential election, according to a Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) analysis published on Thursday.

“Instead there are vague threats that are less specific than in the past about an appropriate Iranian response to any move the US might make against Iran,” MEMRI researchers A. Savyon, E. Kharrazi and U. Kafash wrote. …

Among Iran’s “pragmatic camp,” as the analysis called it, there is “fear that the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] will now be cancelled.”

“[R]epresentatives of the pragmatic camp were quick to stress that the US must adhere to its commitments and implement the agreement with Iran, due to their apprehensions that President Trump would follow through on his campaign promise to reverse it,” it said.

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