Monday, September 30, 2019

European Diplomatic Efforts With Iran Have Failed

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with members of the Assembly of Experts in Tehran, Sept. 26, 2019.

Con Coughlin, Gatestone Institute: Rouhani Has Exposed the Futility of European Diplomacy

* The reality of the delusional approach adopted by Mr Macron and other European leaders was, though, brutally exposed the moment Mr Rouhani arrived in New York. Instead of showing any sign of seeking to repair Tehran's strained relationship with the West and its allies, he instead indulged in an orgy of self-justification in which he sought to portray his country as an innocent victim of Western aggression rather than accepting, as is really the case, that Iran was the primary instigator of the latest escalation in tensions.

* "The security of our region shall be provided when American troops pull out." — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, UN General Assembly, September 25, 2019.

* This will have made for uncomfortable listening for all those European leaders who still believe that the best way to resolve the global crisis with Iran is by trying to save the nuclear deal.

* The reality is that, so long as Tehran remains committed to its hostile stance towards the West, there is little prospect of having a constructive relationship with Iran.

The utter futility of European attempts to keep faith with the flawed Iranian nuclear deal has been brutally exposed in the wake of the uncompromising approach adopted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the United Nations General Assembly.

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WNU Editor: You know your diplomatic efforts have failed when the other side does not care about your warnings on nuclear breaches .... Iran rejects European warning on nuclear deal breaches (Al-Monitor), and when the Supreme Leader says you are untrustworthy .... Iranian leaders call Europe untrustworthy and the US abhorrent (DW). More here .... Iran's supreme leader says it’s time to move on from Europe (Al-Monitor).

1 comment:

Mike Feldhake said...

Well, at least no one is waving a white peice of paper stating we have peace in our time - LOL

The EU leadership is ruderless and have no spine. That's why they are failing.