The fall of Kabul to the Taliban and the chaotic international evacuation effort shows that Europe needs to develop its own military capacity independent of the United States, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell argues.
Zarif slams Jansa’s participation, remarks as unacceptable, imprudent
Remarks by Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa in a meeting organized by the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group about Iran by no means reflect the European Union’s stance on relations with Tehran, said the block’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.
The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell called for closer cooperation between the bloc and the new US administration on three key areas, including the Iran nuclear deal, after the end of what he called “governing by tweeting”.
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy and Security Affairs said that EU is trying to improve trade with Iran, and the EU continues fighting to keep the nuclear agreement alive and working.
The high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy once again stressed the importance of preserving a 2015 nuclear deal signed between Iran and major world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, pledging to work with other relevant parties to that effect.
The EU's diplomatic chief on Friday attacked the US over its use of economic sanctions while citing Iran as one of the victims of the American policy, after Washington opened the way to measures over Russia's controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
The EU foreign policy chief said he has received a letter from Iran that demands triggering the dispute resolution mechanism of the 2015 nuclear deal over the failure of the three European signatories to the agreement to honor their commitments.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the US administration of unleashing a politically motivated campaign against Iran and is calling for “universal condemnation” of the US attempt to get the UN Security Council to impose a permanent arms embargo against the Islamic Republic.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell discussed a range of issues in a telephone conversation on Friday.
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the US sanctions against Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba and Venezuela should not prevent the delivery of humanitarian aid to these countries amid the coronavirus pandemic.