The Perplexing Iran Policy of the EU

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Johannes de Jong - There seems to be little attention paid to the link between Iran's proxy wars and migration to Europe. However, this link exists as the conflicts in Syria and Yemen, as well as the deteriorating situation in Lebanon, are all exacerbated and continuous due to Iranian proxies. That has real consequences for Europe. Asylum seekers from Syria are still Europe's single largest group of asylum applicants. Parliaments of EU member states are calling for Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) to be put on the terror list in light of Iran's severe human rights violations - something EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tries to block. This shows that while the public and parliaments are incensed over Iran's human rights violations, the diplomatic class is not on the same page. The writer is director of Sallux, the political foundation of the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM).

2023-03-16 00:00:00

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