Brexit - historic opportunity for Iran
Tehran, Iran, June 24
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Brexit is a historic opportunity for Iran and the Islamic Republic should make the most of it, said Hamid Abutalebi, political director of the Iranian presidential office.
“A great earthquake has shaken Europe and the UK has quit the European Union,” he wrote on twitter June 24.
“The stars of Europe’s union are falling down. Economic changes in south European countries, terrorism, and the refugee crisis showed that the union is about to fall. But the domino was ticked off with Brexit.”
Abutalebi stated that European people lost their hope in the EU long ago, adding that the new changes will bring more power, security, and prosperity.
Britons held a referendum June 23 on whether the UK should to stay in the European Union, or leave it. The voting results indicate that the campaign to leave the EU, known as the Brexit, has won with 51.9 percent of the votes. In the wake of the Brexit’s victory, David Cameron has said he will step down as the UK prime minister.
Many believe that Brexit has paved the way for other countries to leave the union. Iran suffered many years under sanctions that were instated by the EU. The sanctions were lifted only this January.