Allies at Cross-Purposes: Trump Puts Europe Into Damage-Control Mode
Allies at Cross-Purposes: Trump Puts Europe Into Damage-Control Mode
Jean-Yves Le Drian and other foreign ministers have presented a united front against new Iran sanctionsOLIVIER HOSLET EPA
17 May, 2018, 06:25
Major European powers and Tehran committed Tuesday to keep working together to save the Iran nuclear deal despite U.S. PresidentDonald Trump's determination to kill it off. "Our talks (with the E3) will continue in the next two weeks", he said, referring to Britain, France and Germany.
"Guarantees of benefits of the JCPOA should be given to Iran". However, the full range of its ominous ramifications, not only for Iran, but also the Middle East region and the world, remain to be seen.
The EU insists the deal is working, pointing to repeated United Nations inspections verifying Iran's compliance with its side of the bargain, and Mogherini's spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told AFP ahead Zarif's arrival that "we must do our utmost to preserve it".
Even if Pompeo is successful in getting the European members of the deal and the United States back on the same page, there is no reason to believe that Iran (which successfully recouped funds that were frozen under the sanctions regimen, has the Europeans anxious to preserve the deal and has China and Russian Federation on its side) will give up more than it did before. Bolton said on ABC's "This Week".
Trump added that he will not sign the waiver of nuke-related sanctions against Iran.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson vowed Monday that the UK would consider how to help European firms maintain confidence in doing business in Iran.
"We're not talking about annexes or modifications of the agreement at all, we're talking about setting up concrete measures" to preserve the deal, Mogherini said.
Instead of exacting economic pressure when it could have been more effective, Trump said, "The deal lifted crippling economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for very weak limits on the regime's nuclear activity, and no limits at all on its other maligned behavior, including its sinister activities in Syria, Yemen, and other places around the world". The announcement triggered US plans to reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic within roughly three to six months. For the world, it will mean further division between the US and the European Union and further global imperialist competition.
These same foreign ministers once spent weeks trying to toughen sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and its support for groups like Hamas and Hezbollah to please Mr. Trump and get him to agree to stay in the nuclear accord. European governments are casting about for ways to protect their firms from running afoul of US sanctions, which has led to threats from Brussels and counter-threats from White House National Security Advisor John Bolton. The commission is expected to unveil them to European Union leaders at a summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Wednesday.
"It is going to be very hard for us to preserve the economic benefits of the Iran deal", one senior European diplomat said.
Among them is the possible use of an EU "blocking regulation" which would, in essence, ban European companies from respecting American sanctions when the sanctions might damage EU interests, notably trade and the movement of capital. So, the rationale for getting out of the deal is that it was contrary to American national security interests when we entered into it, and it hadn't gotten any better with age.
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