|Author (Person)||Biscop, Sven|
|Publisher||Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute)|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
If anyone doubted the need for an autonomous European foreign policy, Donald Trump’s decision in May 2018 to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal must have convinced them. The EU and its Member States simply cannot follow the US in this, for the withdrawal is directly at odds with Europe’s security interests. It can only generate more instability in the Middle East and the Gulf, and Europe, not the US, is foremost at risk of suffering the consequences. Moreover, the EU would lose all credibility if it would now abandon its strong stance in support of the nuclear deal.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Middle East, United States|