MembersWill Europe Change Its Tone on Iran Before It’s Too Late?

Meanwhile, Israeli expert calls on Iran’s large minority communities to turn on the Persians and fight for their freedom

By Rachel Avraham | | Topics: Iran
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has been a strong advocate of the Iran nuclear deal. 
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has been a strong advocate of the Iran nuclear deal.  Photo: EPA-EFE/VIRGINIA MAYO/POOL

The Iranian nuclear program remains the number one threat to peace in the world as we know it, as the Iranians are steadily enriching uranium and are racing towards attaining a nuclear bomb. As talks are set to resume between Iran and the world powers, the Europeans are expected to play a greater role in the drafting of a new Iran deal than the last time. Now, what the Europeans have to say about Iran matters.

France’s Foreign Minister recently told their Iranian counterpart that talks scheduled to begin at the end of November will start where they left off in June. While this may be concerning from an Israeli perspective, European Union MP David Laga made claims that echoed Israeli concerns and warned that the “Iranian nuclear program is not intended for peaceful purposes. In many ways, the European Parliament has in recent years begun to see what a threat Iran is.” The European Parliament also recently declared Hezbollah to be a terror organization and the Houthis to be a proxy of Iran. And the European Parliament just held...

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