The Middle Eastern war drums are beating louder – again – with John Bolton in Washington stoking up the rhetoric – again – for an attack on Iran; and the Iranians saying they may now back away from the nuclear restriction deal. This is their response to Trump’s shock move a year ago against the advice of his own military and security chiefs to break the deal. Arguably he did so not because it was ineffective – international inspectors were adamant that Iran was complying to the letter – but simply out of envy and resentment of Obama for whom it represented the single biggest foreign-policy achievement of his time in office.
Iran is suffering under crippling sanctions and the USA is standing firm on imposing secondary sanctions on any European companies that seek to trade with Iran. The US has declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group and announced the dispatching of an aircraft carrier and bomber taskforce to the Middle East.
The relationship charts between the USA and Iran 1906 and 1 February 1979 do look on high alert at the moment, later in the year and into 2020 with tr Uranus in an explosive square to the composite Mars and tr Pluto sextile Uranus on one; and tr Saturn putting up blocks and causing aggravation on the other.
All is not harmony in DC and the main US principals don’t appear to be singing off the same hymn sheet. Pompeo especially is in an undermining slide with Bolton until the end of this administration; and is at daggers drawn with Trump with ructions through the middle of this year and worse in 2020. Pompeo’s Term chart as Secretary of State indicates high tension especially July to September and again in 2020.
Bolton looks frustrated and trapped this year from a variety of influences though he’ll barge ahead bullishly nonetheless. His relationship with Trump isn’t showing signs of strain until 2020.
On the astrocartography Iran is not a winning zone for Pompeo, 30 December 1963 1.32pm Orange, CA since it puts Mars on his IC; and is fairly trapped and very expensive for Trump putting his Saturn Venus and Pluto in the 8th there.
The Iran 1906 chart looks in panicky-failure mode this year; though with a worrisome gung-ho reckless Solar Arc Mars opposition Jupiter in about nine months’ time. The 1979 chart looks hugely unsettled, with possibilities of violence or major disruptions come 2020.
*Add On: Different take on Iran and the deal – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/05/08/trump-right-iran-deal-dead-time-contemplate-unthinkable/