Europe's Shakespeare Response to Iran Sanctions: New Word "unisolationism

Europe is huffing and puffing and full of fury over Trump's Iran decision. The French even coined a new word.

Trump's decision to re-impose sanctions means a blanket ban on all new business with Iran, effective immediately. Existing operations have three to six months to be wound down.

The US's new ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, wasted no time poking a finger in the eyes of his host.

European leaders are calling President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal a potentially catastrophic mistake. One French diplomat is so furious, he even coined a new description of Trump’s view of the world: “unisolationism.”

The phrase is the brainchild of one of the most prominent European diplomats in the US, François Delattre, France’s ambassador to the United Nations. He told Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post that the Trump administration’s foreign policy was a dangerous “mix of unilateralism and isolationism” that he combined into “unisolationism.”

Sound and Fury

Europe's response to Trump's Iran move is just like a scene from Macbeth Act V:

"It is a tale. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."

What a bunch of blowhard wimps.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (17)
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someone enlighten me here. Why does Europe need to comply with a US executive order? since this agreement between iran and others is not a treaty and only the US pulled out , what compels
the other members to comply ?

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock


They are afraid how Trump might react: More Tariffs


US Corps will be unable to ship to companies dealing with Iran. Companies dealing with US and Iran will be blocked from US market etc. My understanding anyway. Big $ consequences.


EU companies will find themselves locked out of US and under investigation if they try to go round sanctions. Do as US says or suffer consequences.