Iran News: Former Vice President of the European Parliament Says in Exclusive Interview That Germany Must Rethink Its Iran Policy


Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a former vice president of the European Parliament, made a strong case for Germany to reconsider its diplomatic approach to the Iranian clerical dictatorship in an open interview with Stuttgarter Zeitung. The former vice president of the European Parliament underlined the urgent need for a more forceful stance against the Tehran government after visiting Germany and speaking with members of the Bundestag.

The journey by Dr. Vidal-Quadras to Germany coincides with the unsettling event that he was the victim of an attempted murder in November of last year. Recently, a person thought to have been engaged in planning the attack that Dr. Vidal-Quadras barely survived was taken into custody by Dutch authorities. Referring to Tehran as the starting point of this horrific deed, Vidal-Quadras emphasized his long-standing critique of the Iranian regime and his support for the Iranian Resistance movement.

Dr. Vidal-Quadras was blunt in the interview, which was released on May 2, about what he considers to be a serious shortcoming in Western diplomacy: a refusal to acknowledge the regime’s exploitation of apparent vulnerabilities. He emphasized Germany’s crucial position in a long-term appeasement strategy toward Tehran and called for a dramatic change in strategy in light of the regime’s flagrant abuses of human rights, aspirations for nuclear weapons, and assertive foreign policy.

The discussion covered the West’s concerns about Tehran’s various dangers, like as its involvement in hostage-taking and terror attacks in Europe. Dr. Vidal-Quadras put up a comprehensive plan that included strong backing for the Iranian Resistance, especially the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which is led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, and increased international pressure. The former vice president of the European Parliament argued that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) should be designated as a terrorist organization throughout Europe in order to limit its operations, citing the IRGC’s crucial role in maintaining the regime.

The German outlet regretted the German authorities’ unwillingness to adopt more stringent regulations in spite of their urgent appeals for action. It pointed to the recent Bundestag rejection of plans to add the IRGC to the EU sanctions list and increase sanctions on Iran as proof of complacency in the face of mounting dangers.

Dr. Vidal-Quadras’s passionate plea serves as a clear call for Germany and its allies to address the Tehran regime’s belligerence head-on. The interview highlights the necessity for a recalibration of European strategy towards Tehran.

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