PM Netanyahu compares EU’s reaction to Iran deal breaches to ’30s Nazi appeasers
PM Netanyahu condemned the EU’s response to Iran’s breaches of its nuclear limit, saying it reminds the European appeasement to Nazi Germany ahead of World War Two.
“It reminds me of the European appeasement of the ’30s. Then, too, there were those who stuck their head in the sand and did not see the approaching danger,” PM Netanyahu said in a video statement.
“It seems there are those in Europe who will not wake up until Iranian nuclear missiles land on European soil. But then it will be too late, of course,” Netanyahu added.
The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran’s breaches as ‘significant non-compliance’ and have not indicated any intent to trigger the accord’s dispute mechanism, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday.
“For the time being, none of the parties to the agreement has signalled their intention to invoke this article, which means that none of them for the moment, for the time being with the current data we have had in particular from the IAEA, that the non-compliance is considered to be significant non-compliance,” Mogherini told a news conference after an EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.
Iran recently started enriching uranium beyond a limit established in a 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, a deal from which Trump withdrew. Trump has since intensified economic sanctions on Tehran, and tensions have escalated.