by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass
While few will deny the principle that Compromise is the essence of Politics and that pragmatic solutions can be helpful within any democratic, pluralist society, this week's visit to Iran by Italian PM Matteo Renzi's will, under the prevailing circumstances, send a totally inappropriate message to the ayatollahs.
By Lord Maginnis of Drumglass
While the European Union has properly called on Albania to carry out judicial reform in order for talks to progress towards its full membership of the bloc, the tiny Balkan state must surely be commended for its practical activity on the international stage insofar as it contributes towards the prevention of a humanitarian disaster in the making.
By Sir David Amess MP
When 2015 drew to a close, I was dismayed to see that many leading Western policy makers were still clinging to the notion of a moderate Iranian regime. At the same time, President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was continuing to exploit the moderate appearance of his regime in order to encourage more Western conciliation and deflect further scrutiny. Now sanctions have been lifted on Iran by Western powers, the insincerity of Rouhani’s regime has become more visible.
By Steve McCabe MP
There are not too many issues that attract bipartisan support in Washington, D.C., these days. One exception is a strong cross-party desire to confront Iran’s continuing direct involvement in and sponsorship of extremist violence.
The latest example occurred on October 29, when more than 80 rockets rained down on innocent Iranians in the Camp Liberty refugee center located near the Baghdad International Airport.