War in Iran: Austria for EU Mediation Role

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: January 10, 2020; 16:52 ♦ (Vindobona)

In view of the tense situation in the Middle East, Austrian Foreign Minister Schallenberg pleads at a special meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels for a return to dialogue, the continuation of the nuclear agreement and a possible mediation role for the EU.

With regard to the JCPOA agreement with Iran, negotiated in Vienna, Schallenberg emphasised Austria's special solidarity and responsibility. / Picture: © Iranian and Austrian crossed flags by Vindobona

At a special meeting in Brussels within the framework of the FAC Foreign Affairs Council chaired by Josep Borrell, the 28 EU foreign ministers discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and ways of easing the situation in the region.

In the run-up to the discussions, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg reiterated his call for de-escalation and called for a return…