Statement by Ireland on developments in Iran & Iraq
News08 January 2020
The latest developments with Iraq and Iran are extremely worrying. Ireland joins our EU partners in calling on all concerned to de-escalate, and in condemning the missile attacks overnight which targeted those involved in the fight against ISIS. Further escalation could potentially have devastating consequences and must be avoided.
Ireland believes that dialogue and multilateral cooperation are the best ways to resolve disputes, and Iran’s non-compliance with the JCPOA adds to instability in the region. As the Tánaiste stated at the time, Ireland very much regretted the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, since we believe dialogue and multilateral agreements are the right approach to starting to address our shared concerns about Iranian actions across the region