At last week tonight John Oliver turned his attention to diplomacy, "the thing that keeps us from immediately going to war with our enemies and telling Lichtenstein how we really are feel."
The Trump administration has a number of diplomatic missions, including a planned North Korea Summit and a state visit to French President Emmanuel Macron. Donald Trump also has to decide if he wants to re-certify the nuclear deal with Iran. Per Oliver Trump could finally kill the arrangement. After all, Trump has gone on record (well, Twitter) as not a fan of the deal, calling it "terribly dreadful incompetent one of the stupidest and most dangerous misstatements ever." Iran's Core Business Can Drop on May 1
The relationship between the US and Iran is known to be "tense," according to Oliver, who summarized his most prominent historical points. When the world learned that Iran was developing nuclear weapons, the country was hit with "crippling sanctions" to convince them to stop the program. In order to lift sanctions, Iran had to promise to stop developing nuclear weapons, reduce uranium supplies, and enrich uranium so much that it looked like it was being exploited by a single breeder bomb. Iran currently has no nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons Most other countries involved in the Iran deal have no interest in renegotiating it, and Trump could sell it. According to Oliver, Trump has surrounded himself with what Oliver calls "Iran hawks" sanctioning Iran, or worse. To hopefully persuade Trump to stay in the Iran deal, Oliver once again bought an ad in Sean Hannity's show on Fox.
If you want to learn more about the long, strange history of the relationship between Iran and the US, Oliver suggests to subscribe to the new podcast he launched with Dawson's Creek Star James Van Der Beek named Talkin & # 39; Tehran . "If you did not think that James Van Der Beek was an expert in Iranian history, you need to broaden your expectations of what people are capable of," joked Oliver.