EU lawmakers slam Trump's anti-Iran policies

EU lawmakers slam Trump's anti-Iran policies



the situation in the Persian Gulf that was the official title of this European Parliament debate of course it refers to rising tensions between the United States and Iran and the potential of the European Union to help calm things down Europe does need to put his arm around Iran and be more welcoming there were repeated calls by lawmakers for the 28-nation EU to take a tougher stance against Washington's foreign policies we know who is increasing the tensions in the Persian Gulf it isn't Iran the Saudis with the nice backing of Israel and of course the US why don't we call it as it is Donald Trump withdrew the u.s. from the Iran nuclear deal in May of last year he is threatening to economically punish any country that trades with the Islamic Republic us sanctions against Iran are criminal they're an act of war by other means just as destructive as guns and just as lethal as missiles analysts say au firms do want to trade with Iran but they will not be willing to jeopardize potentially more lucrative business with the United States the difficulty is that the convergence of interests then has to translate into a common policy and this common policy cannot conflict directly with the transatlantic agreements the EU Parliament the bloc's top diplomat urged legislators to use their influence to help save the Iran nuclear deal officially known as the joint comprehensive plan of action jcpoa the deal is not a bilateral or even a multilateral agreement only it's a UN Security Council resolution unanimously adopted so there is a global responsibility to preserve it well if for the foreseeable future it does remain preserved Ursula von der Leyen and her new administration here at the European Commission will be taking up the challenge of trying to defy Trump's efforts von der Leyen will replace jean-claude Juncker on the 1st of November Jerome Hughes Press TV russell's

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