Europe Must Resist Iranian Nuclear Blackmail

Since America’s withdrawal from the 2015 agreement with Tehran, the latter has continued to present itself as abiding by its terms. But on Wednesday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani threatened to cease its (alleged) compliance and to begin stockpiling enriched uranium, along with other steps prohibited by the deal—unless Europe, Russia, and China can give his country relief from U.S. sanctions. Some EU officials have already declared that this threat shows the failure of President Trump’s policies. Eli Lake disagrees:

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The Sinister Attacks on Israeli Offers of Aid to Lebanon

Aug. 10 2020

“The only encouraging thing” about the deadly explosion in Beirut, wrote the former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt on Twitter, “is that even Israel has been quick in offering humanitarian aid.” Had Bildt been better informed, he might have known that there is nothing new or unusual about the Jewish state offering humanitarian assistance to its Arab neighbors—or to more far-flung nations. Yet his bizarre comment was less hostile than the reactions of those who rushed to dismiss the offer as a meaningless public-relations stunt. Lahav Harkov writes:

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