A few days after the election of Hassan Rouhani, another U.S.-based Iran analyst received an email
But the list of American policymakers who are apparently too foolish or too greedy to care is long;
The question with this administration is, what will Trump see as an acceptable return for this waiver [granted to India for its trade with Russia and Iran]? Will he demand a transaction in return, some give on the trade side or a big defence deal for the US as well? Russia and Iran are sticking points, but the fact that the Trump administration is dealing with these privately is a sign of how much the relationship has changed. [Mr Trump] usually doesn’t give out freebies.