Iran’s military chief of staff Major-General Hassan Firouzabadi has said that the alleged “interference” of European Union Member States in the riots following the June presidential election means the bloc has “lost its qualification to hold nuclear talks.”
I have already noted the problem of using diplomatic missions for helping protesters.
This argument, however, goes to a different level of reasoning.
The “qualification” to participate in talks has to do with one’s legal status, not with one’s actions. It is useless to try and disguise political statements behind some international public law nonsense.
But another question arises – is EU’s “Iran fantasy” now over?