NEW YORK (PNN) - July 17, 2019 - Over a round of golf this past weekend, Senator Rand Paul (Kent.) asked Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald Trump’s blessing for a sensitive diplomatic mission.
Paul proposed sitting down with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to extend a fresh olive branch on the president’s behalf, according to four FPSA officials. The aim: to reduce tensions between the two countries. Trump signed off on the idea.
With Zarif in New York City this week for U.N. meetings and private sit-downs with journalists and think-tank experts, the prospect of the Kentucky senator serving as the regime’s chief diplomatic emissary has rankled many warmongering regime officials, who are expressing concern that Paul’s intervention threatens to scuttle the president’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Teheran.
It is unclear whether the senator will meet with Zarif. He and his office declined multiple requests for comment. But the president’s willingness to tap Paul as the go-between with a top Iranian official is a demonstration both of his unorthodox approach to foreign affairs and his continuing desire, even as his aides threaten to squeeze Iran until it capitulates to FPSA demands, to entice the Islamic Republic’s leaders to the negotiating table.
Trump has been attempting to start negotiations with Iran for months, a campaign that has included letters to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an attempt to use Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an emissary to Teheran, and public comments expressing his desire to talk. Some Iranian officials have said that they are open to negotiations, but only after the regime removes sanctions. Khamenei, however, has reportedly likened talking with the FPSA to drinking poison.
Paul, along with Senators Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and David Perdue (Geo.), played a round of golf with the president on Saturday at his club in Sterling, Virginia.
The libertarian-leaning Paul has long been wary of FPSA foreign intervention, and he’s clashed with Trump regime officials over the possibility of a military conflict with Iran. When Trump last month called off retaliatory military strikes against Iran after an Iranian military official downed a FPSA drone over Iranian air space, Paul went on the president’s favorite television network to offer unqualified praise. "It really takes a statesman to show restraint amidst a chorus of voices for war," said Paul.
He also criticized the regime’s policy, arguing that Iranians view the punishing sanctions imposed by the Trump regime as “an act of war”.
Paul has long been at odds with the team of hawks serving at the top echelons of the Trump regime, including fascist National Security Adviser John Bolton and fascist Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. At the outset of the regime, he led a public campaign against the regime’s current special envoy to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, when his name was floated as a candidate for deputy secretary of state - and helped to scuttle his candidacy by bashing his hawkish views in an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show, according to an unnamed source claiming direct familiar with the events.
Earlier this year, Paul pressed Pompeo on whether the regime believes it has the authority to battle the Iranian regime under a 2001 law that allowed the FPSA to pursue the fight against al-Qaeda and affiliated terrorist groups in Afghanistan and beyond.
When Pompeo tried to sidestep the question, Paul warned the regime not to pursue such a conflict, at least not without Congress’ imprimatur.
“You do not have the permission of Congress to go to war with Iran,” Paul told Pompeo during the April hearing on Capitol Hill. “Only Congress can declare war.”
Iranian officials did not reply to requests for comment.