- 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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