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ISRAEL FACTOR IN THE US POLICY TOWARDS IRAN: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF OBAMA AND TRUMP ADMINISTRATIONS
Thesis Topic: Israel Factor in the US Policy Towards Iran: A Comparative Analysis of Obama and Trump Administrations The Persian Gulf region's strategic significance is on the grounds that it contains more than two-thirds (66%) of the world current oil assets and connects three continents Europe, Africa and Asia. Iran's position on the North shores of Persian Gulf with full command over the strait of Hurmuz, the chokepoint that a large portion of the Middle East oil supplies need to go through, is strategically significant. Iran historically experienced the involvement of great powers because of its unique strategic location. Since the foundation of the state of Israel, the Middle East has been the most significant and complex area of American foreign policy. The impact of the Jewish lobby, among other things, is a dominant and extremely significant issue when considering US foreign affairs in the Gulf region. This Research has focused on Effects of various types of lobbying by Israel, as well as its attitude and effectiveness in US foreign affairs toward Iran and have highlighted unconditional US support to Israel and its impacts on Iran. This study aimed to examine the influence of Israeli lobby on the US foreign policy, especially of Obama and Trump period towards Iran. A leader's reasonable decision is critical to the effectiveness of foreign policy. During Obama and Trump's two presidential terms, US foreign policy with Iran was contradictory, with different patterns of dealing with Iran ranging from conciliation to antagonism, all based on American interests. Diplomacy is the only option to find a long-term solution to the security issues that Iran poses to the US in the Middle East. So, there is a need for non-confrontational policies that vanish hostile relations between the US and Iran and also bring stability in Middle East region.
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