Europe's Appeasement of Iran is a Failure

Heshmat gives us a tour to the ways in which Europeans systematically undersestimate Iran's willingness to ignore treaties and pursue their nuclear program.

by Heshmat Alavi

Thu, January 3, 2019

Let’s take a look at how Euronews

becomes the mouthpiece of Iran’s regime, providing a platform for the mullahs to voice their threats against the international community (and once again show their true terrorist nature).

Following President Trump's unlawful withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…

The word “unlawful” is a lie.

Even the Obama/Kerry team said the JCPOA was never a “signed document.”

Iran’s regime saving face:

Iran was urged bilaterally by the European leaders to stay with the deal in return for compensation…

The truth is Tehran desperately needs the JCPOA.

That’s why they haven’t exited the deal to this day.

This is an excellent take on Iran & the JCPOA.

The JCPOA allowed Iran to persist in rogue behavior—including its sponsorship of terrorism across the Middle East and beyond.

Iran’s ambassador to the EU then speaks of the “development of special purpose vehicles…”

(Which have yet to materialize after 8 months)

Here’s a thread on the SPV initiative embarrassment:


Iran’s ambassador to the EU himself admits to the SPV initiative failing miserably.

(He’s so angry he even spells it wrong… “SVP”!

Iran’s ambassador claims “the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed for the 13th time Iran's full adherence to its share of the JCPOA, no infringements, no breach, whatsoever.”

Another lie.

More proof showing Iran’s ambassador is lying.

Iranians now live under the most savage but unlawful economic and psychological pressure waged by the US.”

Another lie.

Iranians have been living in misery for 40 years because of the mullahs’ regime.

Here’s a look at the human rights violations in the past year alone.

In response to the remarks of #Iran’s ambassador about what party is violating the JCPOA:

Iran’s ambassador returns to his threats:

The question is, however, how prepared Europe is to invest in its own strategic interests?

And claims that Tehran has been “

exercising maximum maturity, statesmanship and perseverance, exceptional features to the region.

Iran Test Launches Ballistic Missile Violating UN Security Council Ban

Skip to Main Content Iran Test Launches Ballistic Missile Violating UN Security Council Ban The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying multiple warheads. The missile has a range that allows it to strike parts of Europe and anywhere in the Middle East.

Again, more threats:

Iran's full adherence to the JCPOA so far…

Another lie.

Here’s the proof.

Iran is attentive of geopolitical interests of Europe within the context of its transatlantic relations and the region.

That’s why Iran has expanded its ballistic missile range to 2,000 km, able to reach some southeast European capitals.

This is Iran’s regime begging for a role in regional/global affairs:

First this:

Iran is sabotaging UN-led efforts to resolve the war in Yemen, an adviser to President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi said after a delegation from the Houthi rebels failed to show up for talks in Geneva.

Interesting how after Iran invested billions in the Houthis of Yemen, Tehran’s man was not allowed into the recent peace talks (which have led to humiliating retreats for the Tehran-supported militias.)

JCPOA, per se, was a win-win achievement and that includes its implementation phase.”

No it wasn’t.

It was merely Obama’s plan to claim a foreign policy legacy at the expense of severely endangering regional/global security.

The current situation of uncertainty is becoming perilous.

This shows the fear of Iran’s regime.

Sanctions are working

And even more threats (further proving the true nature of #Iran’s regime).

Europe's inaction has a price. It will only cause losing Iran's patience and trust. My worry is that things might move towards hanging by a thread.”

My conclusion:

Europe’s appeasement policy towards Iran’s regime has failed and has only emboldened the regime to make threats against the Green Continent.

The firm policy adopted by the US government is the correct path forward.

About the author

Heshmat Alavi is a political rights activist focusing on Iran & the Middle East.

He has published his articles and opinion columns in Forbes, Al Arabiya English, The Hill, The Daily Caller, American Thinker, The Gatestone Institute, Algemeiner, The FrontPage Magazine and The Diplomat.

Follow him on Twitter at @HeshmatAlavi.


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