The US, France, Germany, and the UK pledged to mend their alliance and work together to tackle Iran’s nuclear programme. This marks a major shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” approach.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, along with German, French, and British foreign ministers on Friday pledged to “revive” their transatlantic alliance, working together on issues such as Iran and the coronavirus. The virtual meeting was their first since President Joe Biden’s inauguration last month.
“Productive discussion with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today on COVID, Iran, Burma, and other pressing issues,” Blinken tweeted on Friday, adding “the transatlantic relationship is central to solving global challenges.” The Biden administration plans to take a friendlier approach towards European allies, after former President Donald Trump criticized European leaders on issues such as defense and trade. (DW)