A range of U.S. policies have been deliberately designed to provoke an Iranian response.
The definition of insanity: doing the same things over again and expecting a different result. Want a really good example of this...
"The US is strong enough to deal with these issues diplomatically, working with allies around the world, and that is what we should be doing."
"It is the job of the peace movement and all those who seek stability and justice in the world to work toward this outcome."
After threatening to strike Iran in retaliation for shooting down an unmanned U.S. drone, President Trump reportedly approved, and then abruptly called...
"Do U.S. reporters, anchors, and editors really want more Middle Eastern blood on their hands? If not, they need to fix their rather credulous and increasingly hawkish coverage of Iran—and fix it fast."
Much of this assistance has been overt.