In May, when Europe cautiously left the closure, Trump invited his fellow leaders to the David David camp in June. In a quick telephone conversation, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told him she could not confirm that she would be able to travel. Mr Macron then said the meeting could only take place if all leaders were present.
Outraged, Trump announced the postponement of the summit and offered to invite leaders from other countries, including Putin. According to him, the group of 7 members is a very outdated group of countries. Why not G10 or G11? “
But Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his British counterpart Boris Johnson soon announced that they would not accept Russia’s return to the club. (Russia’s inclusion in 1998 turned the G7 into the G8, but Russia was expelled in 2014 for military intervention in Ukraine.) This sealed the fate of President Trump’s proposal.
The reality is that a group of his 7 colleagues wanted to avoid instruments in creating a friendly photo op that would be advertised as an ally front against China in the heat of the American election campaign, even though the Trump administration did not actually propose any agenda. summit.
The isolation of the administration is also showing at the United Nations – China is actively filling the void. Washington decision 2018 Withdrawal from the multilateral agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program, despite intense lobbying by E3 (Britain, France, Germany), which has affected the success of the agreement, is a prime example of how Washington’s unilateral stance quickly became counterproductive.
Last month, when the United States asked the Security Council to approve an extension of the ban on conventional arms sales to Iran, it was not surprising in Washington alone that only one of the other 14 members of the Council, the Dominican Republic, received American support. As unpleasant as it may be to be in a Chinese-Russian company, Europeans described America’s move as incompatible with their efforts to rescue Iran’s nuclear deal. The E3 nations, whose determination has been strengthened by America’s withdrawal, now lead the rest of the Security Council.
Three years ago, after a bloody NATO meeting with Mr Merkel, he loudly concluded that “we Europeans must take our destiny into our own hands.” However, no action was taken after her warning, and a virus was needed to keep politicians from succeeding.