One wonders how serious Germany is about sanctions enforcement when its leading political and financial institutions worked with a blacklisted bank (EIH) to circumvent US sanctions against Tehran, and it still refuses to shut the bank down. Sadly, there has been no serious effort from Merkel to reduce her country’s flourishing trade relationship with the Islamic republic.
Germany is wittingly drifting off into political oblivion. If it wishes to be taken seriously as a reliable, democratic partner, it faces a crucial choice among its allies. On one side are Russia, Iran and China, and on the other are the United States, NATO, Israel and the rest of the free world.