It’s as if the policy of brinkmanship that Iran has adopted has become standard in Washington as well.
It could be said that Trump’s decision not to recertify the agreement is his attempt to save face.
European leaders are well aware of the importance of the JPCOA. Now they must act accordingly to save it.
Because the key element of national security is the reliability and credibility of the actors involved, Trump, through his erratic actions, is increasingly a threat to global security.
The empty seat is always a surrender, and Trump should understand the damage he is doing to his country – and his allies – with this growing isolationist policy.
If Trump manages to convince Congress to overturn this agreement by voting for sanctions against Tehran ... it would be the end of this century’s greatest success in multilateral negotiations.
As in the great domestic issues of health, immigration and tax policy, hard-liners and more moderate forces within the Republican factions argue over the Iran issue.
All those who, perhaps, at the beginning of Trump's time in office had hoped that the populist would grow into his office and take his responsibility for his country and the world seriously are now disappointed. Sad!
How could a matter of this magnitude be overturned by a new administration? Where does this leave the credibility of a great power?