When our allies have to question America’s commitment on agreements and when a nation burns our flag, the decorum displays America’s foreign policy headed in a terrible direction.
From 2012, until Donald Trump was elected President, the GOP constantly stated that the Iran Nuclear deal was a terrible deal and stricter requirements should have been included in the deal. Fast forward to 2018 and to no one’s surprise Donald Trump pulls America out of the Iran Nuclear Deal, another deal causing tension between our allies (if we can still call them allies) and causing Iranian hardliners to burn the American flag.
The pullout of the Iran Nuclear Deal is not only another bad foreign policy decision, we should not be surprised it’s another reversal of President Obama policies. The reversal of all of President Obama policies foreign and domestic has set America back and has soured relationships with our allies. Trump pulling out the Iran Nuclear Deal and Paris Accord questions America’s commitment to working with our allies and countries to creating policy to better the world. Additionally, the on and off again between Trump and Kim Jung Un questions America’s foreign policy, whether or not if we are the nation the world can rely on and if we are the nation countries want to work with.
Diplomacy is a necessary asset needed to solve problems, have a strong relationship with countries and world leaders. Moreover, diplomacy is essential when working on agreements with countries and world leaders to implement policies that prevent wars and countries from building nuclear weapons. Donald Trump pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal displays his lack of diplomacy with no evidence to support his decision. Furthermore, the Iran Nuclear Deal was the best deal created by President Obama with Russia, France, China, Germany and Britain. Since the deal was created in 2015, Iran has complied which helped prevented the nation from experimenting to create nuclear weapons. There was nothing rotten about the Iran Nuclear Deal, only Trump pulling out of the deal.
America’s foreign policy was built on diplomacy by men and women who knew how to craft agreements in the best interest of our nation and our partners. With the rash decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran Nuclear Deal and to reimpose financial sanctions questions the fate of America’s foreign policy and the nation commitment to staying in agreements. According to VOX, “Iran agrees to nuclear restrictions in exchange for the financial benefits of sanctions relief, which would amount to billions and billions of dollars. To reimpose the sanctions with no credible reasoning demonstrates Trump and his administration incapability of understanding foreign policy and tarnishing our relationships. Furthermore, when world leaders have to question America’s foreign policy and the direction, it’s not in the best position for our nation.
When our allies have to question America’s commitment on agreements and when a nation burns our flag, the decorum displays America’s foreign policy headed in a terrible direction. During the visit in Paris last year, when Trump pulled America out of the Paris Accord, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated “Europe can no longer rely on America”. This statement illustrates the current feelings of Iran with America’s withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal. The state of America’s foreign policy is not in a position that will keep the nation safe and it’s not in position where other countries trust America.🔷