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    • Jonathan S
    • 16.01.07 | 13:33 (IST)

    Miss Tymoshenko is analysing well the role of Russia. But Europe is playing another cynical game. It was one of the blunders of the US administration to let Europe conduct negotiations for years with Iran that were going nowhere. Germany is just a good example. During 2000-2005 trade with the mullah regime doubled, Germany being the biggest Western trade partner of the regime in Tehran. Last spring part of the secret collaboration of Germany with Iran’s nuclear programme came to light. Russia and China are in the open with their position, Europe’s hypocritical position stays in the dark.

    from the article: Moscow's Mideast myopia
    First published 00:00 16.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.01.07
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