Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joined Fox & Friends this morning to discuss many topics, from the President’s North Korea visit to the way Democrats have handled border security. But it was in his opening discussion on Iran that an interested perspective was revealed.
According to Gingrich, Iran is close to breaking. This would seem to run contrary to their actions in recent weeks in which they’ve attacked oil tankers and shot down an American drone in international airspace. But as Gingrich reveals, the only thing holding Iran’s hopes alive is the prospect that the European Union will come in and bail them out from sanctions by the United States.
This isn’t about nuclear weapons in the EU’s collective mind, according to Gingrich. They see economic opportunity in dealing with Iran. America’s energy independence, achieved in recent years, puts us in an enviable position compared to Europe. This is why they seem so adamant about salvaging some part of the nuclear deal despite the United States pulling out last yeat.
But Iran isn’t going to do it. They’re not going to accept anything short of a stellar deal that puts them in the driver’s seat of their own economy. Today, they’re in economic shambles and it’s getting worse by the day. But Europe continues to give them hope and possibly even secret aid.
If the EU would side with the United States, Iran would be forced to come to the table and end all nuclear ambitions. But there’s a hesitation that has nothing to do with stopping Iran’s nuclear program. The EU doesn’t want Trump to win.
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