MEPs to call for fresh efforts to foster EU-Iran relations
The EU should reset its relations with Iran through dialogue, says a draft resolution to be debated on Monday and voted on Tuesday. MEPs advocate expanding trade with Iran, call for active EU diplomacy to de-escalate tensions between Tehran and Riyadh and urge “an immediate moratorium on the carrying out of death sentences in Iran”.
The EU commitment to a renewed engagement with Iran should be multi-faceted: political, economic, academic, technical and people-to-people contacts, says the draft.
MEPs suggest advancing the EU - Iran relations hand in hand with the implementation of the recent nuclear deal, reiterating that any backsliding by Iran “can lead to the reintroduction of sanctions”.
Procedure: Non-legislative resolution
Debate: Monday, 24 October
Vote: Tuesday, 25 October