„President-elect Donald Trump has been assembling a national security team stacked with fierce opponents of last year’s comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, signaling what is expected to be a major departure from the Obama administration’s final bid to preserve the deal before leaving office, according to multiple sources familiar with Trump’s transition plans. Trump has been installing well-known opponents of the deal to key national security posts for the incoming administration, including at the White House National Security Council, the CIA, and the Department of Defense. (…)
Other recent national security picks include KT McFarland, a longtime national security analyst and commentator who has vocally criticized Iran and the nuclear deal, and Yleem Poblete, who served for nearly two decades as a senior staffer for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
A senior congressional aide familiar with Poblete’s work on key national security matters told the Washington Free Beacon that Trump’s picks would not back down from a showdown with Iran as it continues to fund terrorism across the Middle East. (…)
Trump’s selection of these foreign policy heavyweights comes as Congress overwhelmingly voted last week to extend economic sanctions on Iran for 10 years, a move that elicited an angry response from Tehran.
With Poblete, Flynn, and others steering the ship, the Trump administration is expected to go even further with new sanctions on Iran for its behavior, which includes testing advanced ballistic missiles and threatening actions in the Persian Gulf.“ (Adam Kredo: „Trump Assembling Team of Fierce Iran Deal Opponents“)