EU Ap­proach to Ter­ror­ism Ques­tioned

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IRNA* - Ira­nian Am­bas­sador to Den­mark in a re­cent Twit­ter mes­sage has crit­i­cized Europe’s dou­ble stan­dard in its ap­proach to­ward the fight against ter­ror­ism.

Morteza Mo­ra­dian blasted in his tweet on Satur­day, what he de­scribed as ‘fight­ing ter­ror­ism Euro­pean style’.

‘Host­ing an ar­ray of ter­ror­ist groups and iron­i­cally im­po­si­tion of sanc­tions on the vic­tims of the very same groups and at the same time as­sum­ing the ges­ture of fight­ing ter­ror­ism while us­ing it as a tool, are tan­ta­mount to fol­low­ing a dou­ble stan­dard pol­icy in deal­ing with ter­ror­ism,’ Mo­ra­dian wrote.

Such an ap­proach is not ac­cept­able, he re­it­er­ated. ‘Europe can­not shrug off its re­spon­si­bil­ity by mak­ing ac­cu­sa­tions against Iran.’ he added

Dutch gov­ern­ment has ac­cused Iran of di­rect­ing two po­lit­i­cal as­sas­si­na­tions in the Nether­lands, which trig­gered EU sanc­tions against Tehran’s mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence ser­vice.

This is while, Iran’s For­eign Min­istry spokesman con­demned Euro­pean Union’s ‘ir­ra­tional and sur­pris­ing de­ci­sion to sanc­tion some Ira­nian na­tion­als’, say­ing this shows that the EU is not hon­est in its claim to fight ter­ror­ism.

‘In­stead of putting crim­i­nal ter­ror groups, such as the Mu­ja­hedin-e Khalq Or­ga­ni­za­tion (MKO, aka MEK) and Alah­vazieh, on their sanc­tions list, the EU gives them a free hand to do their anti-hu­man and ter­ror­ist ac­tions and even sup­ports them,’ Bahram Qasemi said.

‘How­ever, they ac­cuse Iran, to whom they owe a lot. Iran is the pi­o­neer of the fight against ter­ror­ism and Europe owes its se­cu­rity to Iran,’ he re­it­er­ated.

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