Unforced Errors and Misrecognition: The JCPOA & U.S.-EU-Iran Relations a Year After U.S. Withdrawal
It’s been just over a year since the United States withdrew from the Joint Cooperative Plan of Action (JCPOA or “Iran Deal”) which it originally negotiated with Iran, the E3 (the U.K., France, and Germany), the EU, China, and Russia. Now, President Rouhani has given the remaining signatories to the JCPOA a 60-day period to demonstrate their goodwill and commitment to delivering economic relief and support for Iran’s struggling economy, per the terms of the JCPOA.
As Cameron points out, this has happened before, in parallel, with the 2004 Paris Agreement between the E3, EU, and Iran. The question is: will Europe once again buckle to Washington’s will, or will Europe risk the short-term transatlantic relationship with Trump to save the JCPOA?
Editor-in-Chief Cameron Vaské and Editor Scott Chipolina dive into the trilateral relationship between the United States, the European Union and its member states, and Iran in the latest episode of the ITS Café.
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