Boris Johnson stands with Trump on JCPOA while British FM says America is no longer the World leader
Welcome to 2020 Geopolitics where we are off with a bang in the New Year with another close call on a war in the Persian Gulf, and Trump trying to keep his political balloon from being popped by one lie too many.
The Iranians have been expecting the E3 to go south on them with the JCPOA as they could not continue their empty promises to breathe life into their Big Foot legend of the INSTEX trade mechanism.
On November 29th of last year, they announced that six countries had joined the payment system, which with 20/20 hindsight we can see six weeks later as part of their smokescreen for stringing Iran along until now.
Notice how quiet Trump has been for a few months now on the EU sanctions, nary a word. This all seems stage-managed to me as we head toward Trump’s February 4th State of the Union address, the day after the Iowa caucus.