EU foreign policy toward Iran
But in the case of Iran, it already exists, and it makes a complete mockery of UN Security Council resolutions calling for sanctions against Tehran over its uranium enrichment programme. The EU is Iran’s largest trading partner, accounting for 35% of Iran’s total imports. But the EU’s ‘big three’ - Germany, France and Italy – provide billions of euros of export credit guarantees to minimise the risk to private companies of doing business with this fanatical theocratic regime which has pledged itself to wipe Israel off the map.
In fact, EU trade with Iran has actually increased since the uranium enrichment process has been operative. This is manifestly a case where EU foreign policy is nothing but a front for the business interests of key EU members, and stands in diametric opposition to US foreign policy. And the UK is powerless to do anything about it.
There is something morally repugnant about latter-day Christendom exalting Mammon in order to sustain a corrupt Shi’a Muslim regime which is pledged to the extermination of Israel. And this is its divine mission. The most remarkable aspect of Mr Ahmadinejad's piety is his devotion to the Hidden Imam, the Messiah-like figure of Shi’a Islam, and the president's belief that his government must prepare the country for his return. All streams of Islam believe in a divine saviour, known as the Mahdi, who will appear at the End of Days in the company of Jesus. A common rumour is that Mr Ahmadinejad and his cabinet have pledged themselves to work for the return of the Mahdi. Indeed, his military involvement in Syria and Iraq is purposely designed to agitate against Israel to hasten the Last Day. Iran's dominant "Twelver" sect believes the Mahdi will be Mohammed ibn Hasan, regarded as the 12th Imam and descendant of the Prophet Mohammed.
At the moment, the UK is free to righteously and unilaterally impose its own sanctions against this repugnant regime. When the Reform Treaty is agreed in October, and ratified by the 27 parliaments, the UK shall be as complicit in perpetuating a terrorist regime and augmenting the threat against Israel as Germany, France and Italy presently are. And doubtless it shall incur the consequent preternatural wrath for abdicating its sovereignty in this crucial area.