Tom Brake: Trump “reckless and short-sighted” on Iran nuclear deal

Even Boris Johnson can see the sense in sticking with the Iran nuclear deal.

Unfortunately, his tv diplomacy over the weekend seems to have come to nought as Trump has decided to withdraw the US from it. This news is not going to come as the biggest surprise we’ve ever had but it still makes the world just a bit more unstable.

Tom Brake called the decision short-sighted and reckless, and looks to the EU for leadership, saying:

Trump’s decision to scrap US participation in the Iran nuclear deal is reckless and short-sighted. The deal is far from perfect, but it is better to work with partners to make changes than to pull out altogether and risk heightened tensions in the Middle East.

Trump’s careless actions serve as another reminder of the enormous value of our EU partners. Iran has signalled that it is willing to consider upholding its end of the nuclear deal if other partners remain party to the agreement.

Boris Johnson’s attempts to reason with Trump fell on deaf ears, but together with our EU partners it is possible that the Iran nuclear deal can be upheld and an escalation in tensions can be avoided.

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  • John Marriott 8th May '18 - 7:43pm

    King Henry II’s comment about Thomas Beckett comes to mind. Unfortunately Trump still has at least two years to go.

  • David Becket 8th May '18 - 7:59pm

    A “decayed and rotten” president bent on stirring up conflict. Why are we having him in this country, he has insulted Boris along with all senior EU politicians?

  • Arnold Kiel 8th May '18 - 9:11pm

    Now the UK must pick a side; destruction with Trump or construction with the EU. It’s almost funny.

  • Now the UK must pick a side
    What made you think that Arnold? Handwringing whilst attempting to remain balanced atop of the fence is a skill that comes naturally to UK politicians. However, I’m not sure who will come and put Humpy Dumpty back together again…

  • From this mornings news reports, I suspect Trump’s stance has more to do with the supply and price of oil and thus is probably more about putting American interests first…

  • Laurence Cox 9th May '18 - 1:40pm

    Yet again, Trump shows that all he is consistent about is undoing anything that Obama has done. It does not augur well for the talks with North Korea.

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