Iran nuclear deal: The golden opportunity for the EU to live up to its own goals

Iran nuclear deal: The golden opportunity for the EU to live up to its own goals

 

By Jan Oberg

July 7, 2018

• On July 6, 2018 there was a meeting in Vienna concerning the JCPOA, or the Iran nuclear deal, and how to handle it after the U.S. withdrawal from the deal and the U.S. attempts to isolate Iran further and suffocate its 85 million people even more by trying to prevent it from selling its oil and simultaneously have Saudi Arabia increase its production.

The participants were China, Russia, Germany, France and the UK and the meeting was chaired by the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini. Here is a PressTV report about it. And here is the EU’s document that was produced at the meeting.

According to TFF director, Jan Oberg, the major problems with this is that the EU, Russia and China have known for many months that President Trump would withdraw from the deal and also has an almost personal hate of the country and of the deal being signed by Obama. In spite of that, there seems to be no deadline in the document as to when Iran can expect that the signatory countries, the EU in particular, turn their very good and promising words into action. (China and Russia have taken concrete steps to support Iran through other channels than this meeting).

The other issue mentioned by Oberg is that the word compensation is nowhere to be seen. Iran has all reason to expect that the signatory states will seek to compensate Iran for not only the costs of the US sanctions but also for other losses that the United States deliberately incur on the country and its people.

Few people in the West seem to have an adequate impression of just how harmful US policies on Iran are and that, at the end of the day, it could all end up in military action.

The EU has a golden historical opportunity to now prevent a new war in the Middle East and work for the peace that is its highest goal according to the preamble of its Lisbon Treaty.

Get the background and see it all here right after the meeting in Vienna had taken place.

 

 

 

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