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EU seeks to be less dependent on the US

Jerome Hughes
Press TV, Brussels

During Donald Trump's four years in office, relations between the European Union and the United States deteriorated so badly that the sides almost became bitter adversaries. Washington's illegal economic sanctions against Iran have prevented EU firms from doing business with the Islamic Republic. Apparently, it is an example of why the bloc needs to become more autonomous.

Aside from the Iran nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Trump has pushed back against the EU on trade, climate change, and how to handle COVID-19. Those are only a few examples.

EU foreign affairs ministers have just adopted a policy document designed to repair the damage when Joe Biden enters the White House next month.

The document states, "We need to work together to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as endorsed by United States Security Council Resolution 2231, 2015."

But despite the EU's seemingly positive ambitions, there are many analysts who agree that the nuclear deal will not be saved because ultimately the Biden administration will bow to Israeli regime pressure.

Trump's hate speech toward Iran fueled by the powerful Israel lobby, has been relentless during the past four years.

Despite Trump and Israel's best efforts, some analysts believe Iran's political leaders can still save the nuclear deal.

Biden has said he wants to re-engage with Iran. Tehran has made it clear matters will not progress at any price.


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