JD: Let me talk about what President Trump did this last Monday he implemented again re-implemented I should say the sanctions on Iran. Meanwhile in Russia Vladimir Putin sent an envoy to the area in Iran as that was happening. What do we know about that story?
KT: Well the US has reimposed the sanctions that were lifted by President Obama as part of the failed Iran deal. They are aimed at preventing Iran from selling oil on the international market and from gaining access to international financial markets as well. The Russians as you say are very upset with that.
JD: Now that Russian envoy was not the only visitor there in Iran. Louis Farrakhan who heads up the nation of Islam here in the United States was there; made some very provocative statements. From that location he warned President Trump against reinstituting these sanctions. But at the same time he warned the United States not to attack Iran and start a Middle Eastern war because some of the players you’ve already mentioned, China and Russia may be coming quickly to the Middle East to get involved in that war.
KT: Such a war would trigger a broader war. A war that would include Russia, China and all the nations of the world. Farrakhan is a bit of an apocalyptic thinker. So Farrakhan is an interesting character he has influence behind the scenes, he does have significant influence in the black community and the Muslim communities in the United States. He is an Israel hater and a notorious anti-Semite but also somebody who believes in the prophetic future. And he believes that US involvement with Israel in a war in the Middle East would set off a world war.
JD: Ken Timmerman and his look at Iran as President Trump reimposes sanctions on this Islamic state.