In the seven-year-old Syrian war, the second phase is now beginning. As shown by the latest missile raids on Aleppo and Hama targeting Iranian and Syrian government positions, on one hand it will be a conflict consisting in military actions by Israel and the West against Iran in Syria, and on the other hand they will resort to a type of punitive diplomacy to try to impose new sanctions on Tehran. Trump is preparing on May 12 to walk away from the nuclear deal with Tehran.
The agreement was signed with the “5+1” countries in July 2015, and now Macron and Merkel’s Europe is defending it up to a certain point, while saying that in any case, it’s ready to negotiate another.
Everyone is speaking as if the agreement has been violated by the Iranians. Actually, it is the United States that is not complying with the deal by imposing secondary sanctions on European banks granting loans to Iran.