Comments on: Iran: Appeasement is not the right way https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/opinion/fri-iran-appeasement-is-not-the-right-way/ EU news and policy debates across languages Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:05:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Eduard Nedelciu https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/opinion/fri-iran-appeasement-is-not-the-right-way/#comment-334918 Sun, 01 Jul 2018 23:20:39 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=opinion&p=1251908#comment-334918 EU’s responsibility is to work for peace and not to increase tensions by taking sides in a region that’s always on the brink of war. You talk about tyrants and aggressiveness? Then how about the Saudis or the other Gulf States? How about the aggressive Israeli policy? The Iranian deal was a breakthrough in the process of building a more peaceful atmosphere in the region based on cooperation and some diplomacy. No deal makes the EU look like a weak player who cannot keep its promises (just like the US looks now). It also undermines the development of a more progressive stance in the country, whose middle class looks with hope towards the West. No deal would allow Iran to restart its nuclear programme immediately and not in 10 years. It is shortsighted to think that the country and its governance will be the same in 10 years as it is now.

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