Friday, September 22, 2017

Pepe Escobar — Brute isolation: Trump and the art of unraveling the Iran deal

What has happened is that the Trump administration has changed the narrative from being about a technical, nuclear-centered agreement, to one that encompasses Iran’s geopolitical reach in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, as well as its missile program and cyber operations – all non-nuclear issues that Mogherini herself stressed were “outside the scope” of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)....

So for all practical purposes, the Trump administration wants a completely different deal, or it will unilaterally pull out. Technically, that means going against a UNSC resolution supported by international law.
More importantly, if the US withdraws from the agreement, it sends a strong signal to the international community that US agreements are worthless and US diplomacy is meaningless.

Asia Times
Brute isolation: Trump and the art of unraveling the Iran deal
Pepe Escobar

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