Trump unleashed in defeat? He would have planned to bomb an Iranian nuclear plant before leaving

The transition of power in the United States is complicated and uncertain with a Donald Trump who persists in putting obstacles to Joe Biden, his elected successor in the White House, to the point of giving his own political entourage a hard time.

The latest information leaked by the American newspaper The New York Times portray the tycoon as now more than ever an out-of-control leader.

According to the investigation of the New York-based outlet, the country, and by extension the entire world, came close to witnessing a tragedy: last weekend, the outgoing president of the United States spoke bluntly of his intention to launch an attack against Iran, specifically against a nuclear site.

The New York Times, which has leaked the information, indicates that the chosen target would probably have been the large Natanz plant.

Investigators at the newspaper learned that during a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Oval Office, Donald Trump asked several of his closest associates, including Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chief of Staff Mark Milley, “if there was any option to take action against the (chosen) site in the coming weeks.”

But these top officials “dissuaded the president from going ahead with a military attack,” the US newspaper writes.

The view in Iran, until the end

It is not surprising that the Iranian regime remains the black beast of the Republican head of state until the last days of his term.

In 2018, it unilaterally abandoned the international agreement that had been so hard signed with Tehran in 2015; Donald Trump believed that this agreement would not prevent the Islamic Republic from acquiring nuclear weapons.

He then tightened sanctions against Iran.

And before leaving the White House, your current tenant intends to add another layer of additional punitive measures.

Some observers see this new move as a way to definitively prevent the future Biden administration from rebuilding the relationship with Tehran that he has left in pieces.

Meanwhile, the European countries that have actively worked for the international agreement, only hope the opposite: that the president-elect takes office and begins the transition.

“A moment of potential weakness”

Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge Biden’s victory for the first time Sunday before backtracking and repeating allegations of voter fraud. Despite mounting public pressure, the Trump administration has refused to initiate traditional transition briefings for the incoming president’s team on national security and policy issues.

Former Obama administration Secretary of Homeland Security and Arizona Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano said Monday there was no equivalent to the presidential daily briefings that Biden has thus far been denied.

“There is no doubt that there is new information that has been developed in the last four years that you need to know to make sure that nothing is lost,” Napolitano said in a virtual press conference.

Napolitano’s predecessor, Michael Chertoff, the former Bush administration Secretary of Homeland Security, openly called on “everyone to come out and demand that we honor the constitutional process of a peaceful and efficient transition of power.”

“The bottom line is that our adversaries see the transition period as a time of potential weakness, which they will take advantage of if possible,” Chertoff said, specifically citing North Korea, China and Iran.