Trump has run out of options and is asking US allies for help with Iran, but they’ve already abandoned him

  • As President Donald Trump signaled on Wednesday that the US would back away from a conflict with Iran, he called on US allies to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal and for NATO to play a bigger role in the Middle East.
  • Recent moves by NATO and the UK, among others, suggest Trump will come up short in this effort.
  • Trump has spent much of his presidency insulting NATO allies and went against the UK, France, and Germany in unilaterally withdrawing the US from the nuclear deal.
  • “The Europeans aren’t with us … because we pulled out of the Iranian nuclear deal against all of their interests, by ourself, and that’s what created all the escalation to begin with,” Ian Bremmer, a foreign-policy expert, told Insider.

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