What next for Europe’s Iran Policy?

A discussion on Europe's economic and political engagement toward Iran


Sir Peter Westmacott, Former British Ambassador to the United States

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, Founder and Publisher of Bourse & Bazaar

Mohammad Shabani, Al-Monitor's Iran Pulse Editor

Chaired by

Ellie Geranmayeh, Senior Policy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, ECFR

Two significant developments in recent weeks present new challenges for how European governments shape their Iran strategy: unprecedented nationwide protests placing the domestic and international spotlight on Iran's human rights and economic policies, and the ultimatum by President Trump to “secure European allies' agreement to fix the terrible flaws of the nuclear deal”. This discussion will focus on how Europe should position its economic and political engagement with Iran, using as its departure point The coming clash: Why Iran will divide Europe from the United States.