The European Union and Iran in Better Relations
Apr 18, 2016 05:30 AM EDT
The European Union (EU) has been reaching great heights in its most recent dealings with Iran talking about economy, energy, education, migration and transport. According to reports, the visit also comes with the possibility of EU helping out Iran in its re-entry to the global financial system in Washington.
Iranians and Europeans are in for a better ties after EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini visited Tehran. However, Mogherini reveals that the EU is still concerned with what is going on with Syria and how it affects human rights, BBC reports.
"It is not a secret we have some concerns in this respect," Mogherini said, as per the publication. Apparently, the news agency reveals that the talks date back to the nuclear deal that Europe is interested in which occurred last year.
Meanwhile, as the ties are pledged deeper and deeper, issues regarding the strengthening of trade and businesses including banks have also been tackled. "Iran and the EU will put pressure on the United States to facilitate the co-operation of non-American banks with Iran," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said regarding Iran and EU's investment talks.
Furthermore, the EU reveals that a strong ally, the U.S., is also included in the talks concerning Iran. "It's essential that the other side, especially the United States, fulfil its commitments not on paper but in practice and removes the obstacles especially in banking sector," Zarif adds.
However, Reuters reports that despite the previous lifting of sanctions by the U.S. in the Islamic Republic, the world power remains to have placed restrictions especially with directly cooperating with businesses together with Iran.
This is so because of the main issue at hand and that is human rights violations which is allegedly imposed upon Tehran, being accused of contributing to Terrorism, the publication reports. But Iran has already taken great steps towards making their country free from conflict.
Tehran recently met up with Turkey leaders trying to secure a deal to boost trade. BBC reports that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had been in talks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreeing to "reduce our differences" over Syria. Both also apparently agreed to "work together to overcome the problems of terrorism and sectarianism and the related humanitarian crises that are shaking our region," Erdogan said, as per the publication.
Initially, the two agreed to a $30billion (£21billion) banking and economic co-operation within two years, the news agency adds. Although there are no formal decisions made as of current, it is believed that the EU, Iran and the U.S. are having better relations in the name of peace and order.