Gas deal is burning issue

A controversial Swiss-Iranian gas deal is still causing a stir a few weeks after it was signed. The deal, worth up to €22 billion, is being criticised yet again, this time by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League. The Jewish association has posted ads in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times as well as others stating that Switzerland is financing terrorism. The US government, the World Jewish Congress and Israel have already complained about the deal, with the American authorities asking for details to see if violated UN sanctions.

The Swiss foreign ministry has responded that the agreement was no different to those signed by other parties with Iran, including the European Union. If only the Swiss foreign minister had not been there for the signature, perhaps no one would have noticed… But since she insisted on wearing a headscarf to a meeting with the Iranian president, she made sure everyone noticed she was true to her feminist beliefs.

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