US pressure take a sledgehammer to Iran-Europe relations: FM Spox
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghassemi accused US of sabotaging Iran-Europe relations.
Iran Press/Iran news: Bahram Ghassemi said that our impression is that Europe is still interested in completing the mechanism, but they have also admitted that they don’t have the necessary structure to set up the system. They are under severe pressure from the US, which makes every possible effort to undermine cooperation between Iran and the EU.
Ghasemi maintained that the SPV is a serious test for the EU, adding that the continued delay in its launch is not acceptable, Iran Press reported.
The diplomat went on to add, however, that Iran would continue its cooperation with the European side with an optimistic outlook.
He also said that while Poland has the right to hold any conference in its country, it does not, however, have the right to host an anti-Iranian one.
His remark was in reaction to a statement by Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which the European country stated that it has the right to co-organize a conference, “whose goal is to develop a platform for actions promoting stability and prosperity in the Middle East region.”
The statement itself was in response to the summoning of Polish Charge d'affaires by Iranian Foreign Ministry over an upcoming anti-Iran conference to be co-organized by US and the European country in February.
Ghasemi maintained that Poland’s behavior toward Iran is not acceptable, while referring to the warm welcome the Iranian nation had extended to the WWII displaced people from Poland.101/202