The EU must follow the example of the US and take a stand against the dictators in Tehran. The clerical regime in Iran has shown us time and time again that they do not respect any deals they have signed. The Iranian ballistic missile program is, in fact, a grave violation of the JCPOA deal they signed themselves. Unfortunately, the global media have paid little or no attention to that fact. It is common knowledge that the Obama administration downplayed such activities.
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The Trump administration, on the other hand, is rightly developing an assertive policy towards the Islamic Republic. This includes a sharper focus on illicit ballistic missile tests. The regime was put on notice when they tested a ballistic missile just days after Trump's inauguration. Since then the IRGC have conducted several missile tests. Wich has led to the recent sanctions on both Iran and Russia for their warmongering in Syria and for Iran’s violations of the JCPOA deal. The European governments should quickly follow the example set by the US. We have paid so little attention to the ballistic missile program in Iran that we barely noticed the IRGC announcement in May, that they had completed work on a third underground facility for production of ballistic missiles.
If the Iranian missile program is not stopped entirely it will make no difference when the nuclear deal expires, Iran will then in a matter of days have a nuclear bomb ready that can reach every major city in Europe and that alone should be enough to make the European states tremble.
Iran's missile tests have shown us that they are capable of reaching Israel, and several Arabic states and the concern among those countries is fully understandable.
Until now the EU have been reluctant and hesitant about standing up to Iran’s destabilizing behaviour and disregard for international rules. European leaders are thinking more of getting access to Iranian oil and marked and not thinking about what is the right thing to do.
The multiple functions of the IRGC also call attention to the very fact that the Iranian missile program has been shared with foreign entities that have no other purpose than to inflict injuries on their own, like the Houthis in Yemen. Also, the Hezbollah in Lebanon have been armed by Iran and are using the weapons to inflict terror upon civilians in Syria and Iraq as well as in their homeland Lebanon.
During his May visit to Saudi Arabia, President Trump stated that the Iranian regime’s longest-suffering victims are its own people. until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding terrorism, he said. But terrorism is not the only issue, the regime’s weapons development must be severely constrained and all European nations need to get on board.