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EU Diplo-Stalemate In Iran Talks; China, Russia Not @ Same Level


EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joesp Borrell delivered comments on a number of key political issues earlier today. On the Iran nuclear deal, Borrell stated that talks are 'at a stalemate', and that the EU was insistent that Iran must cease its supply of drones to Russia for use in its invasion of Ukraine.

  • Borrell also talked on EU-China relations. Said that Western countries 'need to reduce their dependencies on China' but that the west, 'cannot put the country at the same level with Russia'.
  • Borrell: 'It is clear that China is consolidating a new era of its external policy, and internal also, [that] China [is] becoming much more assertive, much more on a self-reliant course'.
  • Comments on China come as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets with President Xi Jinping in Beijing. Joint presser expected shortly.

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