May 14, 2019

THE TRUMPBOT IN THE PUNCHBOWL:

Pompeo Fails to Sway Allies on Iran in Awkward Surprise Visit (Patrick Donahue , Jonathan Stearns , and Nick Wadhams, May 13, 2019, Bloomberg)

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo made scant progress persuading European Union counterparts to take a harder line toward Iran during a quick visit to Brussels, with the EU standing behind the nuclear accord abandoned by Washington -- and warning of a potential military conflict.

Pompeo presented what the U.S. says is fresh intelligence on the threat posed by Iran in meetings with counterparts from the three EU nations that joined the landmark 2015 accord that President Donald Trump abandoned a year ago. The top U.S. diplomat received a cool initial response to the surprise visit as foreign ministers from the 28-member bloc convened in the Belgian capital.

What do our allies have to do with Donald?



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