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Iran & the EU

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alexander Valtorta

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The European Union & Iran A little bit about Iran: Diplomatic Issues
Between the EU & Iran In October 2009 Iran put British Embassy staff on trial over alleged involvement in anti-government protests. In February 2011 the Consul of Spain in Iran, Ignacio Pérez-Cambra, was hold for four hours at a police station in Tehran, after he took a walk through downtown Tehran while anti-government protests were produced Violating The "Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties" Official Name: The Islamic Republic of Iran
Popular name: Iran
Formerly: Persia
Government type: theocratic republic
Capital: Tehran
Legal system: Based on the Sharia as a system of laws
(Religious)Head of state: Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini-Khamenei
(Political)President: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (since August 3, 2005)

Iran, is geographically located in Eurasia, it borders with the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf in the south, and with the Caspian sea to the north, the country is limited geographically to the east by Iraq and to the west by Pakistan. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ir.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/concern-grows-for-uk-staff-in-iran-1730241.html
Nuclear Program of Iran The EU is Iran's largest trading partner, accounting for a third of all Iranian exports. 90% of these are energy related and Iran is the EU's sixth larges energy supplier. In 2008 Iranian exports to the EU amounted to €11.3 billion and imports from the EU amounted to €14.1 billion. EU exports to Iran are mainly machinery and transport (54.6%), manufactured goods (16.9%) and chemicals (12.1%).[6]
There is significant room for growth, though this is hampered by the nuclear dispute. The European Union is Iran's largest trading partner, consuming over a third of all Iranian exports.
• 90% of these are energy related and Iran is the EU's sixth larges energy supplier
The EU exports to Iran are mainly
• Machinery and transport (54.6%),
• Manufactured goods (16.9%)
• and chemicals (12.1%)
Bilateral trade relations
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2006/september/tradoc_113392.pdf The United States and Europe are concerned that Iran is developing nuclear weapons banned in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. Iran signed the “Non-proliferation Treaty” The main excuse to the Non proliferation treaty is that, the “Enriched uranium” can be also used in the energetic sector In 2010 Iran Inaugurated the Nuclear Plant of Bushehr which is supposed to generate energy. The International Agency of Atomic Energy is investigating Iran’s Movements Since Iran started the Nuclear Program Bilateral relations became Fragile Trade with Iran is subject to certain restrictions derived from the sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council Negotiations for a Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the EU and Iran initiated in 2002 have been on hold since August 2005, The interest of the European Union (EU) on Iran can be justified on both the political and the economical sector.
With Iran's strategic location and its large oil and gas reserves, Iran plays a fundamental role in the Gulf region.
The EU considers that the development of a process of "democratization" in Iran and the achievement of "greater respect" for human rights will help to promote stability and peace in that area. Conclusion http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/hdr_20072009_en_complete.pdf
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