The Trump regime called an emergency meeting of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this week hoping to use the opportunity to increase international pressure on Iran, but all the meeting really accomplished was cementing the fact Trump stands alone on this issue.
Of all the nations in attendance from China and Russia to members of the European Union, exactly none of them offered words of support for Trump's position and more than a few reminded the world that Trump withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration.
“The EU deeply regrets the U.S. withdrawal and calls on all countries to refrain from taking any actions that impede the implementation of the JCPOA commitments,” it said. [...]
“Since last week U.S. behaves as if it were a strong supporter of the deal demanding that Iran must strictly comply with it,” tweeted Russia’s IAEA Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov on Sunday. “There is a way out of this paradox: stop ruining the deal through sanctions.” [...]
China’s IAEA envoy, Wang Qun, accused the U.S. of using “unilateral coercive measures” at a meeting in the Austrian capital earlier this month. By reimposing sanctions, Washington itself could stand accused of violating the United Nations charter and international law, he said.
It's not as if I want to side with Russian officials, but what else can we say about this particular issue? The rest of the world is right and we're wrong.
The U.S. ambassador to the IAEA said Iran’s "current nuclear posture" is "clearly aimed at escalating tensions" rather than reducing them, but that's rich coming from the regime that withdraw from the nuclear deal and dispatched an additional aircraft carrier and thousands of troops to the region in response to exaggerated and fabricated threats.
Trump's top national security adviser John Bolton wants a war with Iran so bad he can taste it and it's possible the only reason Trump hasn't already started one is because he watches too much Fox News.
If Trump does start a war at some point, no one is going to help us. Israel will, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be the only person in the world who wants a war more than John Bolton.
It's understandable if anyone finds Trump's handling of Iran and North Korea confusing since Iran has complied with international demands and North Korea has never complied with anything.