While the US is imposing sanctions on the mullahs and putting international security above trade deals, Europe is trying to figure out a way to evade these sanctions and continue trade with Iran. It seems they have not learnt their lesson about cosying up to dictators, so they are neglecting terrorist threats posed by Iran in favour of securing short-term economic benefits.
Europe’s main idea for protecting Iran from US sanctions involves a special purpose vehicle that works on a barter system or uses the Euro for trade or possibly something else by the time you read this as no one seems to be sure how it would work. No one even knows where it would be located as no country seems to want to take it on. One thing that many experts agree on though is that it will still violate US sanctions, leaving all parties involved liable to severe penalties.
Then, of course, there are the consequences of continuing to fund the Iranian Regime, when we know that all of their money goes into their malign plot for regional domination, which has resulted in countless proxy wars across the Middle East and attempted terrorist attacks in Europe. How can Europe justify giving money to the mullahs when they know it will be used to kill and maim people anywhere, let alone the Europeans?
This year alone, Iran has been using proxies across the Middle East to create chaos in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine, to cite just the most prominent examples. They’ve also been caught up in numerous terror plots in Europe, in Albania, France, Denmark, Turkey and the Netherlands; all of which were thankfully caught in time by the European authorities.
Just recently, Iran test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads in violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which enshrines the nuclear deal, and earned condemnation from Britain and France. But both countries remain committed to the nuclear deal.
Alavi wrote: “Europe must learn from the mid-20th century and modern history, and finally bring an end to its humiliating indulging of Iran’s terror-fuelling regime. Tehran’s malign activities must not go ignored, including human rights violations, the proliferation of ballistic missiles and a very suspicious nuclear program while sitting on an ocean of crude oil and natural gas.”
He advised that Iran’s Regime will soon fall, especially as the Iranian people step up their protests, so Europe should decide to stand on the right side of history and oppose the mullahs.