“The United States has now violated its obligation; Iran, according to ten International Atomic Energy Agency reports, has not. Tehran is not likely to go back to the negotiating table under these circumstances. The credibility of the White House, the country’s commitment to diplomacy as an alternative to war, the strength of America’s alliances, and the mechanisms to limit nuclear proliferation have all been deeply damaged.” Robin Wright in The New Yorker: Big on headlines, brash in demands, but short on long-term strategy — The End of the Iran Deal, and Trump’s New, Confrontational Foreign Policy.

+ “We have broken the agreement with Iran, but we are unable to impose a new sanctions regime in its place. Instead of making a diplomatic investment, we are shouting and barking orders.” Anne Applebaum: Trump has put America in the worst of all possible worlds.