Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Jan. 12, 2019 - The mullahs’ regime in Iran is desperately seeking good and expanding relations with the European Union in the face of the United States exiting the 2015 nuclear deal, and the mullahs are frantically counting on the EU to continue a policy of appeasement with Tehran. All the while, the European Council of Ministers issued a statement on January 9 imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and adding their names to the EU terror black list. Restricting measures have been extended on individuals and entities previously designated by the EU.
The Iranian regime’s reactions to these damning measures are quite interesting.
On his Twitter account, mullahs’ Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized Denmark, Netherlands and France for giving refuge to memebers of the MEK, which the Iranian regime considers a terrorist group. "Accusing Iran won't absolve Europe of responsibility for harboring terrorists.”
Alireza Rahimi, a member of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament) also voiced his concerns over these developments.
“… We must not consider these chain allegations as unassociated,” he said. Rahimi took one step further than Zarif, yet very carefully, and called for European ambassadors to be summoned and issued warnings. Of course, this is very normal in diplomatic relations and the regime is not taking any risks in such measures..
“It is necessary for the Foreign Ministry to summon the ambassadors of Denmark and the Netherlands, and provide necessary explanations in this regard, demanding they not allow a number of extremist European states to damage or downgrade relations with Iran…” he added.
Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a former deputy foreign minister and now Parliamentary Director General for International Affairs and Assistant to Speaker of Majlis Ali Larijani, resorted to the old-fashioned approach seen from the mullahs’ threats during the past four decades. He tweeted:
“Having strong relations w/ #Europe is part of #Iran foreign policy's logics. But West should face a ‘shock’ to realize we won't remain in one-way tunnel of the current #JCPOA at any cost. Now, safe Europe for #terrorists & #MEK has to get a logical, prudent but shocking message.”
Of course, it is crystal clear for all parties, especially the Iranian people, that the mullahs will carry out terror attacks whenever they can. And if they don’t, it is not a matter of not wanting to carry out such atrocities, but a matter of literally not being able to.
Considering the regime’s shaky and very fragile status quo, various Iran analysts are asking will the mullahs’ regime ever end its support of terrorism in other countries? The answer is quite obvious: This regime has no solution for its incurable crises other than domestic oppression and exporting terrorism abroad.
This is exactly the reason why the Iranian Resistance has continuously emphasized on the necessity to adopt a firm policy aimed at preventing the mullahs’ terrorism in European countries and abroad.
Following the remarks by @SecPompeo, I would like to once again reiterate --on behalf of a Resistance movement which has been seeking the oil and arms embargo of the mullahs’ theocracy since 1981—the need for taking the following steps:#Iran#FreeIranhttps://t.co/UkTU0HYwLz pic.twitter.com/ml9Yx1dV8T— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) January 11, 2019