The process of the US’s self-siege

The sanctions declared after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran became effective as of yesterday. Trump announced this period through his tweet as follows: "These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!"

Trump's words that he wants "world peace" is like a joke. We are familiar with these words from the discourse of terror groups like the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which he is supporting in Syria and Turkey. Repeatedly speaking of peace and never letting go of weapons are like two incidents that follow causally. Speaking of peace while massacring civilians, speaking of democracy while destroying a nation's will, starting chaotic processes that cost the lives of millions of people, have been some of the actions that followed all the operations the U.S. undertook until now "in the name of peace."

However, this time round, these sanctions that Trump's U.S. administration is set on imposing on Iran, do not seem like they are going to find a vast alliance like he thinks.

There is no world country that agrees with the process of deciding on these sanctions, in other words, the process of withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran. Until now, none of the countries referred to as 5+1 have encountered a situation in which Iran failed to comply with agreements during the negotiations.

The U.S. decision to withdraw from the deal is not based on a reason such as Iran's failure to comply with the agreements. On the contrary, this entire process is based on Trump's promise in his election campaign to annul the deal with Iran.

Since nobody believed in the likelihood of Trump winning the elections, nobody felt the need to discuss the gravity of this promise. However, there is no practice that says international deals change when a government changes. Such a practice is enough to rock the entire balance of the world - it is an irrational step.

What brought Trump to the point of breaking these deals with Iran is, rather than a new development concerning Iran's attitude, the intense demands of Israel and the lobbies in the U.S. supporting it. Hence, the U.S. has never appeared to be unjust in the eyes of the world as it does today.

Until now, even though it was in the wrong, it always found a way to appear right and always found some kind of alliance. Yet now, there is nobody other than Israel that thinks it is right.

Thus, including countries that are a party to the nuclear deal, almost all EU countries are giving the signal that they see no reason to break the deal with Iran and that they may continue to conduct business with it. In a statement she made during her visit to New Zealand to represent the general opinion of the EU, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Frederica Mogherini said that they encourage increasing trade with Iran which is loyal to its nuclear commitments.

China wasted no time in announcing that it will not abide by the U.S. sanctions that include cutting oil imports from Iran and that it will continue to import oil from Iran. Similarly, the Russian Foreign Ministry condemned the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on Iran and made a statement that it is "deeply disappointed" about the U.S. breaking a deal that was made and then re-imposing these sanctions. Since it is clear that Russia will also not be abiding by the agreement, we can say that these sanctions will remain obsolete to a certain degree.

Meanwhile, it is obvious that the countries that are obliged to abide by this decision because they are afraid of the U.S. will do this unwillingly. By imposing its unilateral decisions on the world, the U.S. is almost trying to enforce an international dictatorship.

For a country like the U.S., which prides itself with the democracy in its country, being so far from democracy in the administration of the world, the fear and threat it raises with its one-sided decisions, its fait accompli attitude is an approach that completely annuls other countries' right to speak on democracy.

We had mentioned previously that when the decision to impose sanctions on Iran is added to the trade wars that the U.S. started with China and the EU, the U.S. is actually sieging itself in this way.

Nobody can argue that the dollar rising against the Turkish lira or other currency units today is in favor of the U.S. economy. Because the rising dollar exchange rate is deeply striking U.S. exports and turning the country's entire economy to internal consumption alone, but the country's internal consumption cannot endure the U.S.'s consumption volume for long. While the U.S. is signaling through the trade wars that it is keeping to itself, with the restrictions it has brought on the circulation of capital and goods, it is starting a new trend completely contrary to globalization throughout the world. Frankly, this trend benefits nobody, but if we look at who it will harm the most, it is none other than the U.S. Because the U.S. is the country that benefits most from globalization and the opposite of this course will greatly harm it.

Today, we watch as a lesson how the U.S. administration, which is confined within the strict boundaries of Evangelist theo-politics is increasingly sieging itself both economically and politically. How could it be possible to watch what this costs the world and itself without worrying?


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