These European leaders like Merkel are complete dunces…
The fact that the Obama-Iran nuke deal did nothing to moderate Iranian behavior, having -maintained their bellicose aggressiveness- shows exactly why the deal was a major failure. It mirrors greatly what the NORKS have done throughout last 4 decades, until now. Read Caroline Glick’s piece on the different negotiating styles of Trump and past (failed) US leaders.
Merkel: Solutions needed for Iran’s ‘aggressive tendencies’
German Chancellor says European countries share concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile program.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said European countries shared concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile program and called for solutions to its “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East, Reuters reported.
“Iran’s aggressive tendencies must not only be discussed, but rather we need solutions urgently,” said Merkel after meeting Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman. She announced 384 million euros (US$445 million) of aid to Jordan this year.
U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal last month, but the deal’s remaining signatories – Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany – are scrambling to preserve it.
Merkel said on Thursday that while European countries wanted to maintain the 2015 deal, they shared concerns over Iran’s ballistic missile program, its presence in Syria and its role in the war in Yemen.
Iran’s ballistic missile program and the deal’s failure to address it was one of the concerns cited by Trump in choosing to leave the nuclear deal.
The Islamic Republic has several times test-fired ballistic missiles in recent months, raising the ire of the West.