Friday, September 27, 2019

Washington Increasingly Isolated in the World Today

Telesur interviewed me on the international sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, the fate of Latin America’s “Pink Tide,” and other key issues in the framework of the current discussion in the UN General Assembly. One of the key points I attempt to make is that the U.S. is largely isolated in the world, even while the countries of Europe and elsewhere kowtow to Washington. Europe, for instance, opposes the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord as well as the Iranian agreement. Furthermore, European nations, Canada and Latin American nations – unlike the U.S. - continue to recognize the Maduro government, even while they also recognize Juan Guaidó. The Trump administration’s policy – unlike the position of the Europeans - is to oppose any negotiation with the Maduro government other than the terms under which Maduro is to step down from office. In short, under Trump, Washington is waving the banner of extremism on many fronts.


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