The authors go on to recommend that the Europeans "target the United States commercially" so as to damage the US economy, a measure they acknowledge to be "radical". He also opposes the program of ex-President Barack Obama, does not accept the improvement of relations with Iran under Obama.
Moreover, President Trump has not shied away from our differences with China but has also resolved to work cooperatively with President Xi Jinping, who will also play a critical role in any resolution to the North Korean nuclear threat.
Merkel said Friday the unilateral USA withdrawal undermines confidence in the global order, but that it wasn't enough to abandon decades of cross-Atlantic cooperation.
Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said that the two leaders had agreed to push for the other signatories to the deal - France, the United Kingdom and China - to continue abiding by it. Merkel also touched on the future of the agreement in remarks she made in the city of Münster on Friday.
"I think [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani and [Iraniani Foreign Minister Javad] Zarif need to explain why it's the case that while this agreement was in place Iran continued its march across the Middle East", Pompeo added.
White House national security adviser John Bolton said U.S. sanctions on European companies that maintain business dealings with Iran were "possible", while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he remained hopeful Washington and its allies could strike a new nuclear deal with Tehran.
To be sure, Iranian leaders, particularly hardliners who never liked the JCPOA, may take notice that nuclear weapons states seem to have better leverage on the worldwide stage.
TRUMP: "We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction, and we will not allow a regime that chants "death to America" to gain access to the most deadly weapons on Earth".
"The Europeans have repeated on several occasions that they will not be able to resist United States sanctions".
Le Maire said the EU would hold "collective discussions with the United States to obtain. different rules" covering European companies that do business with Iran.
The recent talks between the USA and European diplomats on how to fix the current Iran agreement foundered on the question of how to address the easing beginning in eight years of the nuclear constraints. He ended on a hopeful note after acknowledging that Iran's leaders had ruled out new nuclear negotiations: "But the fact is they are going to want to make a new and lasting deal, one that benefits all of Iran and the Iranian people. Indeed, I would argue that they thought they could act with impunity", he said. In February, Russia's ambassador to Iran told the Tass news agency that the two countries were looking into alternatives to the U.S. dollar as a trading currency.
He said: "The Iran Deal is defective at its core".
In practical terms, the president decided not to continue the required sanctions waivers that were part of the bargain in keeping Iran's nuclear program severely restricted with inspections required to verify compliance. Iran had adhered to these restrictions. A rosy picture of the Trump administration and Bolton in particular, given his strong animus against China, will continue.
However, much depends on how insistent the Trump administration is that its allies follow its lead. "They've now fired missiles into Israel", Pompeo said.
The UK, France, and Germany have all expressed "regret and concern" at the U.
Either way, there will be clear implications for the upcoming meeting between Trump and Kim, insofar as what is at stake in this meeting will be North Korea's nuclear weapons program. To the contrary, the International Atomic Energy Agency has verified Iran's compliance numerous times. Iran's nuclear facilities are strictly monitored.