Iran’s Holocaust Denial and Germany

 German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrives in Iran today on a trip meant to cement relations and drum up trade in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal. Even under sanctions, German diplomats (and intelligence officials) have longprioritized trade if not rapprochement with Iran, even in the wake of Iranian assassinations on German soil and the arrest of German businessmen in Iran. Indeed, the root of the process that led to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action began with Steinmeier’s predecessor Klaus Kinkel, who inaugurated a “critical dialogue” with his Iranian counterparts.
  • It’s a bit like an alcoholic or drug-addict trying to make himself and others believe he’s a virtuous teetotaler, he’s off the stuff, Man, not letting his left hand know what his right hand is doing. Get the psychological picture? Germany and all of Europe want to do business with Iran, while keeping a good conscience.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Hmm, well, that assumes the existence *of* the conscience. Just pointing out.

    • Reader

      But Rouhani did show good faith by allowing a German version of the Twelve Days of Christmas to be played but only within Christian homes. :->

  • Spatchcocked

    Business is more important than principle….how does it go?

    We’re selling them the rope they’re going to hang us with….