Europe Only Paying Lip Service to Iran: Top Security Official

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani says Europe has not done much to prove its support for the Islamic Republic since the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers was implemented.

“It has always been our plan to develop our ties and relations with Europe within our values and beliefs. However, the truth is that Europe has not done the same since the nuclear deal was signed,” Shamkhani said in an exclusive interview with euronews correspondent in Tehran.

“It has mainly paid lip service, with a few exceptions. It is now stating that it is against the elimination of the nuclear deal by the US,” Admiral Shamkhani added.

He further referred to Trump’s anti-Iran rhetoric and said, “Unfortunately, Trump is a liar. The US imposes sanctions on Iran, supports the growth of terrorism in Iraq and Syria, and bombards Yemen.”

“When Trump calls Iran “The Terrorist Nation”, or distorts the 2,500 years of history the ‘Persian Gulf’ has, by calling it the ‘Arabian Gulf’, people realise that they are being targeted,” he added.

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