Among those watching the outcome of the US election are European Union politicians. The relationship between the United States and the EU has been tense for the past four years, and there is hope for a better outlook “based on shared values and history.” That’s according to the EU’s Foreign Minister, Josep Borrell.
The European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously agreed not to recognize the democratic legitimacy of the Belarusian president, Alexandr Lukashenko, following the country’s recent controversial elections. The said ministers, However, failed to adopt sanctions against the regime after Cyprus vetoed.
The European Union renewed its support for Greece and Cyprus which has heightened fears of a possible military confrontation in the eastern Mediterranean. The dispute is with Turkey over the wealth of the Eastern Mediterranean. The EU has threatened Turkey with more sanctions, but stressed in return the need to give diplomacy the opportunity.
The foreign ministers of the European Union countries reached an agreement on the possibility of imposing sanctions on officials in Belarus, rejecting the results of the presidential elections, and calling for Moscow not to intervene. While Merkel tried unsuccessfully to contact Alexander Lukashenko.
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and his deputy say the United States will not be able to activate the trigger mechanism against Iran by withdrawing from the nuclear deal. The foreign ministers of the three European countries on the side of the UN Security Council have also reacted negatively to US efforts in this regard.
The European Union’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, met his counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday in Tehran. Borrell also met with the Speaker of the Parliament of Iran, Ali Larijani, and President Hassan Rouhani. In a meeting with the EU foreign policy coordinator, the Iranian president emphasized his country’s “full adherence” to its commitments in JCPOA and criticized “non-compliance” by other parties to the treaty.