SMM News: Western media said that US Secretary of State Pompeo came uninvited on May 13 and suddenly appeared outside the venue of the monthly meeting of foreign ministers of EU member states, trying to persuade EU countries to attach importance to the risk of Iran's "threatening remarks and actions." Pompeo's sudden visit upset EU foreign ministers, who refused to allow him to attend the meeting.
According to a report on the website of the Spaniard on May 14, a European diplomat told the Wall Street Journal that "Pompeo suddenly came to Brussels to create an image of unity between Europe and the United States against Iran. We refuse to do so and continue with our original schedule.
The Trump administration is trying to put pressure on EU partners in this way to suspend their nuclear deal with Iran, which is seen by the EU as one of the key pillars of EU security, the report said.
The report also said that Pompeo's lightning trip has re-strained relations between the European Union and the United States. In addition to the Iran nuclear deal, the United States and the European Union also have differences over Venezuela. EU foreign ministers discussed the Venezuelan crisis again on the 13th. In the face of the threat of Trump's military intervention in Venezuela, EU foreign ministers expressed their opposition to "any form of violence" and supported finding a "political, peaceful and democratic way out" for Venezuela through elections.
The report pointed out that the next round of trade conflict between the European Union and the United States is also imminent. Mr Trump must decide by May 18 whether to impose a 25 per cent tariff on cars imported from Europe again on national security grounds. Fearing the worst, the EU is finalising a list of US products that impose tariffs on retaliatory measures.