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Why Europe Could End Up Being Blamed for Nuclear Deal Collapse

| May 07, 2018

Iran Pulse

The recent visits to Washington by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were in all likelihood the last chance for Europeans to convince President Donald Trump not to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. With prospects for winning over Trump fading as the May 12 deadline for sanctions waivers approaches, one might argue that US allies in Europe have lost sight of the prize in the process of appeasing him. Indeed, rather than exclusively focusing on addressing Trump’s stated concerns about the deal, which probably cannot be satisfied anyway, France, Germany and the UK, known as the E3, would serve their interests better by laying out alternative strategies for protecting trade between Iran and the European Union should the United States withdraw....

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For Academic Citation: Rouhi, Mahsa.“Why Europe Could End Up Being Blamed for Nuclear Deal Collapse .” Al-Monitor, May 7, 2018.