"Instead of caving, Iran is moving step by step out of the nuclear deal and in recent months it hit six ships, attacked Saudi oil facilities and set fire to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad," Chris Wallace pointed out.
The "maximum pressure" strategy's only effect was to make life miserable for Iran's civilian population, to prevent diplomacy and encourage U.S. allies like Saudi Arabia to act with greater bellicosity.
"They have all shown an interest in dragging the United States into a conflict," Javad Zarif told Fox News Sunday. "I do not believe that President Trump wants to do that. I believe that President Trump ran on a campaign promise of not bringing the United States into another war."