The European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, is unlikely to attend the anti-Iranian summit in Poland, an EU spokesperson said.
Due to his busy schedule, Mogherini is unlikely to attend the conference in Poland, an EU spokesman who requested anonymity told IRNA.
Organized by the United States, an anti-Iran conference will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on February 13 and 14.
The summit is called the “Ministerial Conference for the Promotion of Peace and Security in the Middle East” and, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, will focus on Iran.
According to unofficial reports, the heads of diplomacy of more than 70 countries, including all EU members, have been invited, but so far no country’s participation has been confirmed.
The fact that Poland agreed to host this anti-Tehran summit provoked a reaction from the Iranian authorities.
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Polish ambassador on this subject and stated that Poland had “no right” to hold such a meeting against Iran.
Iranian diplomacy chief Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly denounced Poland’s act and its blind submission to the Iranian policy of the United States, while Iran had welcomed 100,000 Polish nationals who had survived the Second World War.
“The Polish government cannot erase shame: while Iran saved Poles during the Second World War, it now hosts an anti-Iranian circus,” wrote the Iranian Foreign Minister in a tweet.
In addition, a group of activists in the United States and other countries have signed a petition calling on European countries to boycott the anti-Iran summit.
Activists launched the petition on the website of the anti-war group Code Pink to ask European countries not to attend the summit announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whose objective is “to prepare the ground for an unnecessary conflict with Iran”.
To date, more than 3,000 people have signed the online petition, which urges EU countries not to participate in the Pompeo “warring parties conference” and to “organise an alternative conference with all nations in the region, including Iran”.
The petition states that the summit is part of Washington’s campaign of pressure against Iran following the withdrawal of the 2015 nuclear agreement and the reimposition of US sanctions, and describes the nuclear agreement as “a major step forward for peace and security in the Middle East”.