Even if US president removes sanctions waiver, nuclear deal could continue on life support
European leaders will look for any chink of light in Donald Trump’s announcement on the Iran nuclear deal to argue that it is still alive and can be salvaged in the months ahead.
The US decision on Iran is often seen in Manichean terms of whether Trump pulls out of the agreement or not. This is partly because Trump, unlike his predecessor, does not believe his political base warms to nuance. A president who communicates in 280 characters does not trade in shades of grey.