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Europe Doesn’t Have to Be Trump’s Doormat

By Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson – New York Times After months of swaggering hesitation, President Trump finally announced the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, to which Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany and the European Union are also parties. This action tramples on European leaders, who urged Mr. Trump …

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U.S. backs EU Iran sanctions push, warns firms against Tehran trade

The United States on Tuesday welcomed a push by some EU states to impose new sanctions on Iran and warned firms considering doing business with the Islamic Republic that they could be funding militant groups and regional instability. U.S. President Donald Trump has set European allies a May 12 deadline …

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TEHRAN’S FINANCIAL WOES WILL TEST U.S. POLICY RESOLVE

Jay Solomon –  The Washington Institute As the Trump administration welcomes a new secretary of state and national security advisor this spring, the fate of Iran’s currency, the rial, will loom large in White House strategy on how to confront Tehran. President Trump has threatened to reimpose punishing oil and …

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Trump pushes Europe to fix Iran deal

Trump administration negotiators have a tough sales job as they pressure European allies to accept new restrictions to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal: Even if the Europeans agree, President Donald Trump may blow up the deal anyway. Given a mid-May deadline by Trump, U.S. negotiators are working with Britain, France …

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The Saudi Crown Prince is in Washington and Has Iran on His Mind

Behnam Ben Taleblu – FDD audi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, the first stop on the prince’s two-and-half-week tour of the United States. Saudi Arabia is looking for American reassurance and support on a wide range of issues related …

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Trump issues warning, but continues to honor Iran deal

President Donald Trump on Friday avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran that he has repeatedly disparaged, agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as part of the deal. But Trump warned Friday in a statement that the waiver — which must be issued every 120 days to keep the …

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European Allies Urge U.S. To Continue Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has urged “all parties” to continue complying with a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, saying that “the deal is working.” Mogherini made the plea on January 11, a day before a deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to announce a …

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Trump urged by top advisers to waive Iran sanctions

Donald Trump is being urged by some top advisers not to bring back U.S. economic sanctions on Iran this week, a move by the president that would effectively end a 2015 deal to limit Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. FILE PHOTO: Iran’s national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February …

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EU to meet Iran to back nuclear deal in message to Trump

European powers will reaffirm on Thursday their support for the Iran nuclear deal that Donald Trump has rejected, EU diplomats said, on the eve of a deadline for the U.S. president to decide whether to reimpose oil sanctions lifted under the agreement. At a meeting with Iran, Britain, France, and …

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Trump is right to tell Iran the world is watching

David Ignatius – Wahington Post Think of the Iranian uprising as a bottom-up revolt by people who feel they’ve been ignored by a corrupt elite. The issues and the faces in the street are very different from those of the populist movements that swept the United States and Europe in 2016, but …

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