Will the Iran conflict break the West?

The fate of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal could determine not only whether the world’s most combustible region descends into a nuclear arms race, but also whether the Western political alliance can survive

29th August, 2019
French president Emmanuel Macron at the G7 summit. Pic: Getty

In Biarritz, French president Emmanuel Macron opened the way for a US-Iranian détente. And in recent days, the main players in the Iran drama have all pulled back from the brink.

The United Kingdom has released the Iranian tanker (Grace 1) that it seized in Gibraltar. And, more important, Trump has expressed a willingness to meet with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, even suggesting that he would not object to Iran receiving a “short-term...

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