EU calls Iran’s nuclear pact breaches “insignificant.” DEBKAfile: US & Iran testing ground for talks

The EU foreign ministers’ refusal on Monday, July 15, to find Tehran in significant breach of the nuclear pact put US plans for more sanctions on hold. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said after their meeting that since the remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran’s breaches as significant, they have decided for now not to trigger the pact’s dispute mechanism, preferring more diplomacy to ease the crisis.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu retorted in a short video clip: “The European Union’s response to Iranian violations reminds me of European appeasement in the 30s. Then too they preferred to bury their heads in the sand; they will only wake up when Iran’s nuclear missiles fall on European soil. But then it will be too late.” Netanyahu went on to say: “We at all events will continue to do what needs to be done to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”

Netanyahu’s message was addressed more to his domestic audience than Brussels. He too is aware that President Trump in Washington and Hassan Rouhani in Tehran are secretly feeling their way towards conditions for resuming US-Iranian nuclear talks. The Europeans are therefore keeping a light hand on the pressure button.

This week, Rouhani said his government would come to the table “anywhere, at any time,” provided the US lifted economic sanctions and annulled its walkout from the nuclear pact. The Trump administration will not of course meet either condition, but, at some level, Washington and Tehran are, with ups and downs, bandying conditions for talks to begin – mainly through Swiss, Iraqi and Omani go-betweens.

Our sources also note that Tehran, for its part, is taking steps to de-escalate the tension with Washington: attacks on Gulf oil targets have been paused as have pro-Iranian Shiite strikes against US diplomatic and military targets mainly in Iraq. A resurgence of Iranian aggression would therefore signify the breakdown of the ongoing tentative diplomacy for launching US-Iran negotiations.  

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51 thoughts on “EU calls Iran’s nuclear pact breaches “insignificant.” DEBKAfile: US & Iran testing ground for talks

  • Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:01 at 23:01
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    Gutless cowards and liars.

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 1:12 at 1:12
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      Scooter,
      If the Jews want a war, they should fight it themselves and not drag other countries in. Being gutless is using other people’s blood for your own purposes.

        • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:40 at 11:40
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          Great response, GingerST001.
          I always look forward to your posts!

      • Jul 16, 2019 @ 5:41 at 5:41
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        What an idiotic comment. Iran is not Israel’s enemy only, so why Israel should be alone in stopping this global menace , the Islamic Republic of Iran?

        • Jul 16, 2019 @ 12:12 at 12:12
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          Fascist Iran has made enemies of the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

          Fascist Iran couldn’t even defeat Sadaams Iraq from 1980-1988, so don’t expect Fascist Iran to survive a War with 3 countries.

          When Fascist Iran is defeated and the ayatoolas and their revolutionary gestapo are all swinging by their necks, and the price of oil goes down to $10 per barrel, a New Age of World-Wide Prosperity will sweep the planet.

        • Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:41 at 16:41
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          Iran is a fascistic theocracy

      • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:18 at 11:18
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        @Bert The ultimate appeaser. Are you related to Chamberlain?

        • Jul 29, 2019 @ 18:54 at 18:54
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          @Winston – No he just says what he feels is the truth. Ofcourse not that is the only truth…

      • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:23 at 11:23
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        The Europeans have sucked Jewish blood for millenniums.

      • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:46 at 11:46
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        “If the Jews want a war, they should fight it themselves and not drag other countries in.”

        @Bert,

        1948, 1956, 1967, 1973 ???

        There must be more to life than just watching Sponge Bob, Bert!

      • Jul 16, 2019 @ 12:14 at 12:14
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        Dirt,

        Happy Nakba!

        • Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:59 at 16:59
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          To Ahmadinejad: In that event, the fairy tale “palestine” will cease to exist other than a reference in history books. The “palestinians” will have no other choice but to join their brethren in other muslim majority countries. Israel will apply its law over the entire territory west of Jordan. After that, you will celebrate your nakba in perpetuity.

      • Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:33 at 16:33
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        You, sir are deaf, dumb and blind to all the evil that is going on. A war is coming whether you want it or not. Deal with it.

      • Jul 16, 2019 @ 18:23 at 18:23
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        Bert, clearly you do not understand the Bible or Biblical Prophesy. God uses other nation to protect or punish Israel. That is apparent in history and God’s word says it will happen in the future. In fact, the US and Great Britain will fall our of significance because God no longer uses them in the end times.

  • Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:08 at 23:08
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    Just buying time.A new deal 2.0 or 3.0 won”t solve the problem ( in the long run they got the nukes and the necessary missiles , yeah and the EU will cry out loud….Bottom line is that the IDF must take action ( with or without the help of the USA ) sooner or later.

    • Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:16 at 23:16
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      President Trump Said No Preconditions for Talks just like with North Korea but Iran has Preconditions Knowing Sanctions still on North Korea? Iran Plays Word Games? EU Has No Power!

      • Jul 16, 2019 @ 1:12 at 1:12
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        Tehnically all Iranian pre-conditions are accepted for presentation, but the list of pre-conditions has to be presented AFTER the talks.

        • Jul 16, 2019 @ 2:45 at 2:45
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          The Supreme Leader Khamenei said No Diplomacy so Technically Iran Continue on ICBM, Nukes, and Exporting Terror!

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 1:14 at 1:14
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      Eagle,
      But you know that they won’t.

  • Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:15 at 23:15
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    No wonder the Brits are leaving the toothless EU

  • Jul 15, 2019 @ 23:36 at 23:36
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    EU supports and is the Major Ally of The Iranian and Fakestinian Final Solution against Israel! When I observe Europes behavior, feelings, speech, and European media and actions against Israel I clearly understand how the Holocaust was able to happen!

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 5:17 at 5:17
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      The President-Queen Meeting was the Renewal of American-Anglo-Alliance Dominance of Energy with UK-Commonwealth-Arabia. As Well as, Shale Oil, Gas, and Coal Transformation to Renewal Innovative Alternative Energy. The China Belt Road Won’t Be Built China, Eurasia or EU! Brexit is EU Exit of Existence Not UK!

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 0:49 at 0:49
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    Pro-Kahanist American media punditry have their existential panties in a twist because as a boatload of top Rabbinic authority in Encyclopedia Judaica informs us – Kahanists are Jewish Hitlerites whether in Israel or the US – and the Jewish Hitler formerly known as Netanyahu was their leader. So much for many of our Kahanist American pundits – what are they gonna tell their grandkids?

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 5:45 at 5:45
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      Eh, Pro… What are you smoking?!

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:57 at 11:57
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      They’ll tell their grandkids to completely ignore idiots like you!

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 0:55 at 0:55
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    EU – big friend of enemies.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 1:06 at 1:06
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    I guess the EU didn’t learn anything from Germany, they try to seek peace at any cost and it ends up costing them more than they want to pay.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 2:08 at 2:08
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    The leftist elites in American media, in the EU, etc., got together today and decided that Iran is not a threat and that Trump is. Period. Once the mainstream media leftists have decided something, it becomes the truth whether it is true of not. That is the world we live in and it is made more dangerous by people who like to hide the truth.

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 9:31 at 9:31
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      I guess all the wars and terrorism Iran employs in Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon (killing US troops in barraks), Syria and as close to Israel as they can get with terror proxy Hezbollah, sponsor of Hamas…as well as their foreign terrorist ventures as in Argentina’s AMIA bombing in which 85 people were killed …means nothing to ignoramuses who choose to be blind.

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 10:52 at 10:52
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      netanyahu iranın nükleer tesislerini abd rusya ingiltereyle ortak vurmalıdır

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 3:25 at 3:25
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    With all the Jews and israel sympathizers on board, it’s a wonder there is no discussion of the torath-yhwh centric solution. What could be so controversial about putting away sin from Israel, inviting yhwh to establish his kingdom in their hearts, and letting him fulfill his promises of victory and the conversion of enemies into servants or friends?

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 5:47 at 5:47
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      Great idea Walter!

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 12:03 at 12:03
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      Try reading the Jewish Bible, Walter!
      It should fully address all of your concerns.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 5:18 at 5:18
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    The President-Queen Meeting was the Renewal of American-Anglo-Alliance Dominance of Energy with UK-Commonwealth-Arabia. As Well as, Shale Oil, Gas, and Coal Transformation to Renewal Innovative Alternative Energy. The China Belt Road Won’t Be Built China, Eurasia or EU! Brexit is EU Exit of Existence!

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 8:16 at 8:16
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    EUrabia capituled again, like always.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 8:49 at 8:49
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    The Eu has decided that Irans Breach of their agreement are not significant. But they are breaches none the less. These un- elected bureaucrats are deciding for the rest of Europe how this mess will play out. Time to dump the Eu and let each country think for itself. These breaches need to be dealt with. Irans constant terror needs to be dealt with. No sanction relief until Iran gives up. Period.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 10:04 at 10:04
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    Diplomacy always far superior to armed conflict whatever the circumstances.

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:22 at 11:22
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      “Diplomacy always far superior to armed conflict whatever the circumstances.”

      @Basil Katz,

      That would have been nice if it were any way possible to have worked for Europe in 1939 and for the USA in late 1941………………..but, unfortunately, reality dictated otherwise.

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 12:19 at 12:19
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      Brazil Cats, Diplomacy worked great in WW2.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 10:52 at 10:52
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    netanyahu iranın nükleer tesislerini abd rusya ingiltereyle ortak vurmalıdır

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:13 at 11:13
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    The EU calling Iran’s breach of the Nuclear Treaty as “insignificant” is to be expected: after all, Iran is not threatening to wipe Europe from the face of the earth, only Israel………………. and that’s obviously of no concern to the EU.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:36 at 11:36
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    “The EU should read Netanyahu’s words as a threat that the only military in the region with nuclear weapons will use them on European civilians.”

    @ “Ahmadinejad Lives”,

    The logic to that comment is totally illusive…………………..why don’t you just tell us whether or not it’s a nice day in Tehran today…………………….. ..OK, Ahmandinejad ?

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:37 at 11:37
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    The EU is just following orders from the NWO which is already in control. The EU is merely making life difficult for Trump because he is fighting the NWO tyranny in the making. For this reason the EU and the US are splitting up more and more as the EU has laid down on its back to be converted to through unfettered immigration. Soon there will be one Caliphate from Portugal and Morocco to Indonesia and the first and most powerful of the 3-4 NWO regions will have been secured.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:39 at 11:39
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    See the Georgia Guidestones for the next phase – ridding the world of 6.5 bn people (to save the environment, of course) down to a maximum of 500 million so that the monopolists can run the world and rule over the slaves. It is all on track. Cash will be gone in March 2013. You will not be able to take your money out, only transfer to someone else’s account and then the banks will have a stranglehold over your money and deduct whatever they want, for themselves or for the government that they control.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 11:41 at 11:41
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    The Chinese already have their population under total control with cameras everywhere and they know exactly where they are at any second of the day. It takes them only 7 seconds to find out where anyone is in the country. Google has moved there to help them gather information of everyone in the West so that they will soon have control over everyone with a phone, or a car. Even the new chipped refrigerators will feed data into the system so that they know whether you are using it or not. Huawei’s 5G is a surveillance system. All your actions and speech and filming on your phone are recorded and your camera and microphone is always on and recording you to the system whether you switch the phone off or not. Are you naive or what?

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 14:31 at 14:31
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    Donald Trump is strangling Iran with economic sanctions. Iran will eventually collapse on itself. It’s just a matter of time.

    Donald Trump: AKA the Iran Strangler

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 15:42 at 15:42
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    When an Iranian nuke lands on Israel, the EU will say, “But it was an INSIGNIFICANT nuke on an insignificant nation.”

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 16:54 at 16:54
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      🤗👍🏾

      Jersey,
      And your point is…

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 23:49 at 23:49
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    When you have Blond haired women who don’t know what there doing, and collaborate with the enemy against their own people that’s the word they always use…(Insignificant)

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