America’s exit from the Iranian nuclear deal will lead to a confrontation with Europe, said former CIA director Michael Hayden in an interview with the German newspaper Spiegel. Last Tuesday, Trump announced the US will exit of the nuclear agreement with Iran, accusing Tehran of violating the terms of the agreement, and will also reinstate sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
The American leader immediately ordered the reintroduction of sanctions against the country that will cover sectors of critical importance to the Iranian economy, including energy and finance, which is seen to be just to serve Israeli interests who are a sworn enemy of Iran, as it poses a legitimate threat to the colonial settler state. Iran is also committed to the liberation of Jerusalem of Israeli occupation. Under numerous international agreements to which Israel itself is a part of. Jerusalem is, under international treaties, to be an international city and also East Jerusalem to be the capital of any future Palestinian state.
The remaining signatories of the agreement (Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany) expressed their opposition to the US decision. European partners of the US have said they will remain loyal to the terms of the agreement. This component is critical.
“The main confrontation we will have is not with Iran, but with our friends in Europe. Europeans have a legitimate right to raise questions, such as: ‘Is our opinion important, do Americans take our view into account?’ We will leave our best friends brave, and then there will be collapse of transatlantic relations,” Hayden said .
Economists are in general agreement that the cancellation of the Iranian nuclear deal with come with an increase in energy costs, which will have a deleterious effect on the EU’s economic growth. The EU is already in significant debt as it took on the US’s debt through repackaged toxic derivatives, which was revealed to the public in the aftermath of the 2007 American economic meltdown.
Activists, analysts, and experts were unusually unanimous on this point: the move by the US was considered this to be an open attempt to sabotage and destabilize the European economy. This pressure on the EU was meant to increase the EU’s pressure on Russia, and increase its willingness to support Ukraine’s now-failed military campaign against ethnic Russians in the former eastern Ukrainian region, now known as Novorossia.
“President Donald Trump has imposed his will on the United Kingdom, France and Germany and will now celebrate this ‘victory’ … This ephemeral ‘victory’ will cost a lot of money,” warned the former CIA director .
The JCPOA, signed in 2015 between Iran and Group 5 + 1 (US, Russia, UK, France, China and Germany) was considered historic, has limited Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for cancellation of international sanctions against the country. Since his presidential campaign, the current US president has been criticizing JCPOA, calling it the worst agreement in US history, and threatened to abandon JCPOA if it were not “corrected.”