Munich Security Conference dominated by warmongering ‘Trumpists’
Tehran, Since its establishment in 1963, the Munich Security Conference has not seen such an organized warmongering approach that dominated the annual event this year.
The 'Trumpists,' led by US Vice President Mike Pence, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Republican Senator John McCain, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir turned the two-day Munich Security Conference, which ended on Sunday, into a security and propaganda campaign to justify their warmongering goals.
This was aimed at bringing NATO on board and turning the alliance into Trump's military equipment against Iran and Russia.
The Munich Security Conference chairman Wolfgang Ischinger told German media, Since the collapse of the former Soviet Union, we have not seen such a huge threat of military confrontation between superpowers.
This is while a poll, which was published by a German institute in 2018, shows that over 70 percent of Germans consider the US under Trump along with the Daesh terror group as the biggest threat to global peace and security.
The propaganda waged by the 'Trumpists' in the Munich Security Conference to label Iran as a supporter of terrorism looks ridiculous. This is because the Islamic Republic has been at the forefront of the fight against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
Nonetheless, the bulk of such a smear campaign in the world's biggest security conference, which was attended by hundreds of experts and scores of world leaders and high-ranking officials, needs to be contemplated.
Meanwhile, European leaders who have adopted a rational policy to prevent further tensions and have also been pursuing peaceful approaches to settle conflicts across the globe, insisted that NATO should not be used as the military equipment of the US president.
Likewise, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen called for promoting peace to settle global conflicts.
Furthermore, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg demanded that Europe adopt a different approach from that of the US in dealing with global conflicts.
On the whole, it seems that Europe will face difficult days in the future. This is because it will have to react more strongly to the warmongering policies of the 'Trumpists' and their allies.
It remains to be seen whether Europe will ultimately be able to prevent NATO from being turned into Trump's military playing field.
*Hossein Ziaee is an Iranian journalist based in Germany.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency