Hossein Abedini, of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has told Britain’s Express that the Iranian regime has been able to use dual nationals hostages as a “bargaining chip” to deal with the West thanks to the “weak” approach of the European Union against the rogue regime.
In an interview with Express.co.uk on Monday, Mr. Abedini said: “Whatever the regime says it’s not from a position of strength. If they saw robustness and if they saw a strong action, a unified action, they would retreat from their position. Our experience for many many years is that this regime has faced lots of crisis inside Iran.”
“It’s only a hollow threat but it’s, of course, a terrorist regime so the only way to deal with it is not to give it further concessions.”
“They should deal with it as strongly as they say. There are tactical measures that should be taken.”
“Especially putting the IRGC down on a terrorist list.”
European governments, unfortunately, have weak Iran policies that are “counterproductive,” Mr. Abedini said.
“It has only affected the regime to a degree to challenge its atrocities.”