Germany’s re-emergence as a destructive force in global politics
That has come amid Berlin’s efforts to take the leading position in an anti-Iran campaign that took momentum in the West following the eruption of riots and protests in the country in recent weeks.
The change in policy has alarmed many international analysts as they wonder whether Germany is seeking to return to where it was until 1948 when it used to openly threaten other countries and relied on its wealth and military power to disrupt regional and global peace.
In fact, by adopting a series of increasingly aggressive policies against Iran in recent weeks, Germany is reviving its old position as a destructive force in international relations.
Berlin is a party to the JCPOA, the international deal on Iran’s nuclear program that was reached in 2015.
That has come despite the fact that the country is not a permanent veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council like other parties to the JCPOA.
However, Germany has decided to undermine international efforts to revive the JCPOA, prompting many to ask why a country that has such an irresponsible approach to major international issues was invited to participate in the deal in the first place.
If Germany resumes its destructive role in international relations, that could pose a serious risk to the global peace and stability.
The country has asked for a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Iran on November 24 with a view to establishing a UN mechanism to ensure that evidence can be collected and documented about the incidents and protests that followed the death of Mahsa Amini in the Iranian police custody on September 16.
The move could open the door to a period of heightened tensions in Iran-Germany ties, as well as in the international relations.
Germany’s stance toward Iran seems to be influenced by its failed policies about the war in Europe and its failure to impose illogical demands on Tehran amid talks to revive the JCPOA.
Moreover, racism in German politics, a phenomena which is rooted in Germany’s old school of thought about international relations, also seems to be playing a role in hostile policies toward Iran.
Despite being a major trade partner for Iran in Europe over the past decades, Berlin has never been friendly toward Iran as it has used any opportunity in the past to participate in anti-Iran campaigns.
The Iranians will never forget the support provided by German companies to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hossein in its use of chemical weapons against Iran during the eight-year war between the two countries in the 1980s.
Germany has changed its position from a member to a leader of the anti-Iran campaigns in the West. This would irreparably damage bilateral ties between the two countries.
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