External Publications

Jan 31, 2017

Trump, the EU, and Iran Policy

Multiple Pathways Ahead

The Trump administration’s unclear and conflicting views on Iran could jeopardize the nuclear deal and threaten critical relations with European allies.



With U.S. President Donald Trump now in office, the campaign rhetoric that created anxiety and uncertainty around the globe is giving way to actual presidential policies. While candidate Trump did not elaborate much on his foreign policy agenda, he was very vocal about a few things: in addition to obliterating the self-proclaimed Islamic State and getting tough with China on trade, one of his highest priorities would be to “dismantle the disastrous deal with Iran.” The 2015 agreement that put an end to Tehran deceiving the world about its nuclear program is thus in real danger.

Click on the box at right to read the full article as a pdf. The article was first published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Bibliographic data

Adebahr, Cornelius. “Trump, the EU, and Iran Policy.” January 2017.

Carnegie Europe, January 31, 2017, 12 pp (In English)