Der Spiegel: "Europe time" after the US withdrawal from the agreement

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"It depends on Europe now. US President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran with the utmost toughness. "Nothing is postponed, nothing is weakened, the direction is towards the maximum possible conflict", writes the German magazine Der Spiegel.

"It is now clear what is at stake for Europe: terrible things. It is no longer just about preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power. There is a danger of uncontrolled nuclear weapons against everyone. The already fragile stability in the Middle East is also in danger. "And in the end, it's the most important, honest and, of course, best constant in European foreign policy for decades: the partnership with the United States, the transatlantic relationship," warns the German magazine.

He added: "The United States is on a collision course with Europe. Neither Macron's flattery nor Merkel's austerity stopped Trump. Never in the decades of the transatlantic alliance has there been such an attack on Europe's interests, such a rupture. When France and Germany did not follow in the footsteps of George W. Bush in the war against Iraq, it was simply a disagreement within a safe haven of cooperation, important but did not shake the foundations of the relationship. Now things are different. This conflict has the potential to escalate into a clear Europe-US conflict. In the worst case, Trump would pose to the Europeans the dilemma: either us or Iran. "Whoever is not with us is against us," notes Spiegel.