Disinfo: The Deep State pushes US president towards war with Iran


Even though the main anti-Iranian hawk of the Trump administration, John Bolton, is not in the White House anymore, the so-called ‘Deep State’ continues dictating its policy to Trump, who will face a big pressure from political elites because he is the only one who can authorise eventual bombings against the Iranian oil infrastructure.


This is a conspiracy theory, part of a well-established Russian disinformation narrative about global elites secretly ruling the world, and specifically a so-called ‘Deep State’ in the United State that promotes aggression wars and prevents US reconciliation with Russia. You can see other examples of this here, here and here.

No evidence is provided to support the claim. On the contrary, there is ample evidence that many important elements inside the US government and political system, such as the Pentagon and the US Congress, oppose a military intervention against Iran without Congressional approval.


  • Reported in: Issue 164
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Spanish, Castilian
  • Country: Iran, US
  • Keywords: New World Order, Deep state, Donald Trump, Conspiracy


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