Iran threatens “serious and strong response” for European move

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said n Tehran on Wednesday that his government would make a “serious and strong response” to any European move towards restoring international sanctions as the 2015 nuclear deal unraveled. He added that Iran is “fully ready to respond to any good will and constructive effort” to save the nuclear deal. The comment came after Britain, France and Germany invoked the deal’s Dispute Mechanism for Iran’s breaches. Tehran has been progressively scaling back its commitments in response to the US exit from the accord and severe sanctions.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

10 thoughts on “Iran threatens “serious and strong response” for European move

  • Jan 15, 2020 @ 12:00 at 12:00
    Permalink

    EU: Do not cave to murderous mullahs.

    Reply
    • Jan 15, 2020 @ 23:08 at 23:08
      Permalink

      Yes I agree. Give the Iranian people freedom. They want Democracy.

      Reply
  • Jan 15, 2020 @ 14:06 at 14:06
    Permalink

    Let me emphasize : EU: Do not cave to murderous mullahs.

    Those barbaric savages need no sympathy, empathy, or anything else civilized until they throw down their arms and become a human based country again.

    Reply
    • Jan 15, 2020 @ 15:25 at 15:25
      Permalink

      I hope Iran will fire ballistic missiles straight into UK parliament, imagine the response….

      I will be eating popcorn and watch TV how Iran kills itself.

      Reply
      • Jan 15, 2020 @ 19:16 at 19:16
        Permalink

        Like that stupid Canadian Prime Minister, Trudeau, they’ll blame Trump

        Everyone knows of the terrible Iranian Terror and threats, yet they are afraid to take action against Iran.

        Reply
  • Jan 15, 2020 @ 14:40 at 14:40
    Permalink

    ……..a “serious and strong response” to any European move. Does that sounds like a threat?

    Reply
  • Jan 15, 2020 @ 16:06 at 16:06
    Permalink

    Donkey-brained ayatollahs – your time to be hanged, by your own, long suffering nation – is rapidly approaching. And hopefully you will hang upside down – like the hated dictator Mussolini (at the hands of the Italian people) in the spring of 1945..!

    Reply
  • Jan 15, 2020 @ 16:16 at 16:16
    Permalink

    P.S. And no one will pin-up your smelly skirts – so you will hang upside down – in all your “glory”….

    Reply
  • Jan 15, 2020 @ 18:20 at 18:20
    Permalink

    Aytolla ma VAFFANCULO !

    Reply
  • Jan 15, 2020 @ 21:33 at 21:33
    Permalink

    What is interesting but largely unreported is why these three powers have taken this step. Notice Russia is not there, but that is understandable, but also the EU is not there either. These three powers Germany, France and the UK have evidently suddenly got jittery about something that they did not know before.
    For some time now the US has taken a different and increasingly hard line with Iran, and as soon as Iran had responded to the takeout of Soleimani by shooting missiles at a US base, Trump increased the economic sanctions on Iran, talked about wanting peace and invited Iran to negotiate instead of war.

    The economic sanctions, rather than more missile attacks in response to the Iranian ones, are Trump’s way on putting the screw on nations to bring them to the negotiating table. It is strategy that must finally have an outcome because a country can not function without an income. But in this case, since the Iranian position is always irrational and immoral and inhumane, that outcome could be a do-or-die last ditch attempt to light a nuke somewhere in the West, trusting that their lunar deity will intervene and make them victorious. In fact that seems to be modus operandi generally of those with the extreme form of this theology.

    Indeed, now several days after the downing of the Ukraine aircraft, after a day or two of talking reconciliation, Iran is reverting to the old strategy of running the risk of annihilation and provoking the US and the British, French and Germans once again, including threats to their bases in the Middle East.

    These three powers were so very sure of their position of still keeping to the agreement and disagreed with the Trump position of fighting down the current clerical regime of Iran even though the regime had already begun breaking the conditions in the accord. To turn 180 degrees so suddenly suggests that they must have got wind of something that Iran was planning which was so dangerous that they are now prepared to jettison the whole agreement with Iran that took years of negotiation to accomplish. Their actions suggest that they now seriously doubt whether Iran could be a reliable partner and want Iran to give up its violent ambitions and weapons grade uranium altogether. The suspicion is therefore that they have some shocking intelligence we may never get to hear about.

    Since Donald Trump became President, the EU has placed great store on having one EU-wide common Foreign Policy that differs from and places a check on the Foreign Policy of the US. Whatever France, Germany and the UK discovered about Iran made the continuation of a foreign policy that was the opposite from the US completely untenable. So although the leaders of Germany and France are not in perfect agreement with Donald Trump on most things, on this score at least, they have taken a little step closer to the US President’s line on Iran.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Comments containing incitement, libel or offensive language are barred under DEBKAfile’s regulations

Your email address will not be published.

Font Resize
Contrast