The headline “Iran blackmails Europe: Saving the nuclear deal in exchange of a truce in Yemen” of a piece published in Middle East Online, that publishes news and reports about the Middle East, and which discusses the ongoing talks between Europe and Iran regarding Yemen has attracted my attention.
In details, there are eager European attempts to have Iran make “concessions” on the Yemeni arena by pressuring its agent or “ally” the Houthi Movement so the European negotiator can “boast” in front of the White House’s stubborn master Donald Trump who put “impossible” conditions, as the Europeans see them, to amend or cancel the “malicious” agreement which former President Barack Obama and his European friends had sealed with Iran.
According to the aforementioned report, Iranian officials and European powers said the two parties made good progress in talks to end the ongoing conflict in Yemen as Tehran has voiced its willingness to exert pressure to reach a ceasefire and mitigate the humanitarian crisis there.
A prominent Iranian official said: “We agreed to work with Britain, France and Germany to end the conflict in Yemen due to the humanitarian disaster there.” Of course you must not at all be surprised by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ commanders’ and mullah’s compassion which has been bright in Syria and Iraq! Three European diplomats said: “The talks achieved great progress and are heading in the right direction.”
The Europeans have their own interests and calculations and Yemen to them and to Iran is a “playing card” but to Saudi Arabia and to the people in Yemen, before anyone else, it’s a matter of life or death.Mashari Althaydi