The US is playing a game of diplomacy and pressure again, as it withholds its idea of blacklisting the Iranian Foreign Minister. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, for now, isn’t going to be under the American firing line with threats of certain sanctions imposed on him.
Apparently, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has opposed designatingZarif “for the time being”, owing to a fact that the White House would like to take decisions of these kinds with a cool head. Taking such a stand would mean closing all doors of diplomacy and dialogue with Tehran. Javed Zarif is Iran’s chief negotiator and is expected to attend a ministerial meeting at the United Nations next week. The meeting addresses the sustainable development goals that aim to tackle issues like conflict, hunger, gender equality and climate change by2030.
This is another reason that the White House could hold back the move to blacklist the Iranian Foreign Minister which would be in need of a valid visa issued by the United States for his travel to the United Nation’s meeting. The Iran US fight is on its height and Trump does not seem to worry about the repercussions of his non-diplomatic decisions to oust an enemy, something which he is hell-bent to do and prove.