Friday, June 11, 2004

Germany's booming trade with Iran 

The Persian Journal reports that bilateral trade between Germany and Iran is booming, and a German business leader predicts that after Turkey, Iran could become Germany's largest trading partner in the Middle East, surpassing UAE and Saudi Arabia.

I am the last person who believes that business interests determine foreign policy, even of Europeans. But business interests affect foreign policy, especially of Europeans, who have few other strategic interests, living and carping as they do under the pleasure dome of American security guarantees. Watch the statements of the German government vis Iran, and remember this article.


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