He stressed: “Europe is practically weakening in the international arena day by day, so in macro calculations it is in Europe’s interest that Iran’s case does not go to the Security Council.”
Rahman Ghahramanpour, in an interview with the website of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, referring to the adoption of a resolution tabled by UK, Germany and France against Iran at the IAEA Board of Governors, said: “Europe seems to want to put some pressure on Iran at the IAEA and the Board of Governors to please the United States.”
He said the case had been closed in the context of a possible military dimension within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), adding that the claims that were raised were part of the claims made by David Albright which were not taken seriously. Because from the very outset he was at the top of this line a thinking in the United States that the Iran Nuclear Agreement (JCPOA) could not deter Tehran’s efforts Albright is a former IAEA inspector and a staunch supporter of Israel and opponent of Iran.
“Netanyahu’s debate on ‘Turquzabad’ has not been welcomed by the international community before,” said the analyst, adding that it was said these had no technical value. Among those who have always opposed the debate was Mark Fitzpatrick, the former head of the disarmament department at the State Department who is a supporter of the JCPOA. They stressed that Mr. Netanyahu’s information was of no technical value. Because it is focused on the past, and the subject that is closed in general is not worth discussing again.
Ghahramanpour continued by emphasizing that the proposed US resolution was not welcomed; Europe, however, made a relatively surprising move and played the role of a good cop in accordance with the procedure it had in the past. The move by the EU Trio angered Iran. At the time, Iran did not expect Europeans to align with US, Israeli, and Saudi policies. Germany and France were expected to stand up to Britain, and the London-Washington line would not move forward. Europe took the middle ground, which of course was not what Iran expected.
Europe’s Partnership with US, Saudi & Zionist Regime
He said the idea of US troop withdrawal from Germany was important in making this decision. Noting that US military bases operated as the providers of security for Europe against Russia, he said everyone knows the US procedures when a resolution is adopted at IAEA. It lays the first brick, and then at the next meetings lays out other bricks for the case to go to the Security Council. Europe also entered the scenario of the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, which was very unpleasant for Iran with protests made by Iran.
Europe Wants Iran’s Case Not to Go to UNSC before US Elections
Ghahramanpour also spoke about the possibility of Europe’s cooperation with the United States in passing anti-Iranian resolutions in the UN Security Council: “It seems that European policy is that Iran’s case should not go to the Security Council before the US elections.” Because, according to the arms control issues that have been raised about Iran, if that really happens, the issue will be out of Europe’s hands and the case will go to Washington, and the US has more influence in the Security Council than in Europe.
He explained: “When it comes to negotiations between Iran and Europe the latter has the power to maneuver, but when it goes from Vienna to New York, it practically falls into the hands of American diplomats, and Europeans can’t do anything.” This is a clear rule, and Europeans know that if Iran’s case goes from Vienna to New York again, it will be up to Washington to decide. On the other hand, nothing will remain of the little credibility Europe has in the international system.
Europe Gets Weaker in Int’l Arena Day by Day
“Europe is actually getting weaker and weaker day by day, and Trump, referring to Trump’s efforts to pull US troops out of Germany; the warning by the Turkish navy to the French warship, as well as Turkey’s drilling in Cyprus and Europe’s inability to solve these issues. In macro scale calculations, it is in Europe’s interest that Iran’s case does not go to the Security Council. Especially since they have little hope that Trump will not be elected in the second round; But if Trump wins the election, they will significantly increase their proximity to the United States.