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Poland Playing Second Fiddle to Trump’s Malice

MP Yahya Kamalipour says Poland’s embrace of hostile US policies and their close political and trade links are key reasons why it is out of step with other EU members as the bloc struggles to keep the international nuclear deal alive following the US exi
US President Donald Trump (L) and Polish President Andrzej Duda shake hands during their meeting in Warsaw on July 6, 2017. US President Donald Trump (L) and Polish President Andrzej Duda shake hands during their meeting in Warsaw on July 6, 2017.

Poland is playing the "bad cop" role in talks between Iran and Europe aimed at salvaging the international nuclear deal after the US exit because of the long-standing desire in Warsaw to build closer security ties to Washington, says a lawmaker. 
Soon after Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the accord in early May, European states have been scrambling to ensure Iran gets enough economic benefits to convince it to stay in the agreement. 
The European Commission, the EU executive, has proposed a series of measures that include banning EU-based firms from complying with the revived US sanctions. 
However, Poland's Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz recently said Warsaw—a staunch ally of Washington—had not decided yet whether to back the ban, potentially complicating a decision that needs unanimous backing from the EU's 28 members, according to Reuters. 
 

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