This would also provide a response to Iranian citizens and their everyday frustration regarding the JCPOA having hijacked their country’s foreign policy for too long a
It is also a signal of painful, but real readiness to break the long-established auto-pilot mode of operation in transatlantic relations.
Joining Mogherini in boycotting the summit, Russia, Turkey, Qatar, Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon also declined to participate, further highlighting the fallacy of Iran’s supposed international isolation.
On May 8 US president Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
How will Trump’s unilateralism affect the balance of power in Iranian politics?
The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement between Iran and the EU/E3+3 constitutes a strong rejection of multilateralism by the Trump administration and leaves the remaining parties of the agreement with the challenge to safeguard its survival. Europe has been ascribed a leading role in this quest, as it has arguably a much greater stake […]