Trump's new deal as a substitute for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is simply a delusion and a non-starter, which will never see the light of day.

Iran Press/America: "Unveiling of so-called 'Trump Deal' by the US administration's special representative for Iran Brian Hook only transpired the US' long fixated delusions dictated by their deeply embedded hubris and entitlement," Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi tweeted on Thursday.

The framework of the Trump Deal, which was carefully choreographed to be announced at the same time as Europe's activation of a dispute resolution mechanism, says Iran must be deprived of its uranium enrichment right, its missile program negotiated, and its regional policy changed.

The mentioned propositions basically are irrelevant to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which was internationally signed between Iran and the 5+1 Group ( made up of US, UK, Germany, France, Russia, and China).

Of course, some European countries, including the UK, have taken such stances on the JCPOA which is indicative of their full dependence on the United States, failing to play their role independently.

Still, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated on Wednesday that the EU would do better to assert its sovereignty, criticizing the Europeans for their new approach to the JCPOA after Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on imports of European cars.

Europe unable to exercise its sovereignty over the US

Europe, with its new position on the JCPOA, has again shown itself unable to exercise its sovereignty over Trump's threat of a 25-percent increase in European car tariffs. Europe has shown its economic and political dependence on the US, bringing into question European sovereignty and independence.

The Europeans, who once described the JCPOA as a triumph of multilateral diplomacy signed by 6 world powers, today have failed to independently play their role to salvage the landmark agreement. 

As a result of Europe's submission to the US, the European pillars of power have been shaken and Europe has abandoned the nuclear deal because of Trump's tariff threat. This will certainly not be the last time that Europe will bow to the US and toe the US line.

The global developments that followed Donald Trump taking office, including withdrawal from the JCPOA and some international treaties and institutions, shows that Trump's capacity to renege on his promises and trample over international laws is virtually unlimited. Europe, on the other hand, has failed to assert its independence and authority.

Intimidation is Donald Trump's policy. Washington will pursue its goals through intimidation, and if the Europeans continue to toe the US line, no clear prospect of European power and sovereignty will be imaginable.

Today's policies in Europe are indicating the signs of a rift; the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's stance regarding the JCPOA and his full endorsement of Donald Trump's policies shows that Trumpism has penetrated Europe's power structure.


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