Trump has walked the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, but Middle East expert Alex Vatanka says that European powers like France and Germany will be instrumental in deciding whether it can still be thrown a lifeline.
US Vice President Mike Pence has criticized European partners for sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran after the US withdrew. He also condemned the Nord Stream 2 oil pipeline between Russia and Germany.
In a hard-hitting speech, the US vice president has singled out Germany, France and the UK for circumventing sanctions. He called it "an ill-advised step," urging the EU to reverse policy and withdraw from the Iran deal.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has unveiled a new cruise missile capable semi-heavy submarine. The launch comes as tensions simmer with Washington and the EU over Iran's ballistic missile program.
We are in the midst of a new nuclear arms race — that much is clear from this year's Munich Security Conference. There is also growing doubt over whether the US can guarantee Europe's security. Who will fill the gap?
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