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this was supposed to be the trump administration's big Middle East conference a push for action against Iran with our allies major European Union leaders simply haven't turned up in what is likely a deliberate snub their absence didn't stop vice president Mike pence from washing out of the , sadly , some of our leading European partners , have not been nearly as cooperative , in fact , they've led the effort to create mechanisms to break up our sanctions it's an ill advised step , and create still more distance between Europe and the United States the European Union is still trying to salvage the two thousand fifteen around nuclear deal , the White House brought its eighteen to conference in Poland vice president pence secretary of state Mike Pompeii %HESITATION adviser Jared Kushner long side Arab leaders into Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu , but the foreign ministers of Germany and France are no shows and the E. U.'s foreign policy chief a key negotiator in the deal which lifted sanctions in exchange for curbing Iran's nuclear program said she had prior commitments also absent the Palestinians some of whom are seen as proxies for around their boycotting Kushner's planned peace deal Netanyahu meanwhile who also wants the around agreement don't was still optimistic about the summit there was a solitary unity that I don't remember in my life I think this is a this is approval of , the summit's location also says a lot here Poland is a NATO member but along with hungry finds itself increasingly isolated within the E. U. team to civil rights concerns this event may be a sign that they now feel closer to Washington Brussels