Iranian journalist Mostafa Sadeghi, member of the editorial board of the Jam-e Jam newspaper, said in a June 6, 2022 interview on Channel 4 (Iran) that Europe would not dare to "get in trouble" with Iran by implementing the JCPOA’s snapback mechanism. He said that even if the Iranian dossier is referred to the UN Security Council, it would not issue a resolution against Iran. Sadeghi also said that Russia delivered a "blow" to Europe by "only" cutting its gas supply, and he asked whether Europe could withstand another war or a 48-hour halt in its oil supply, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic and in the midst of the Russia-Ukraine war. He added that if Iran "cannot benefit from the JCPOA" and another war erupts, people can "rest assured" that "worse things will happen to the other side."
Mostafa Sadeghi: "The referral [of the Iran nuclear dossier] to the UN Security Council is not as easy as you say it is. Even if we assume that they do refer it to the Security Council, and even if all 35 members [of the IAEA Board of Governors] vote to refer it to the Security Council – does this mean that there would be a resolution against us? They would not let this happen. Absolutely not."
Interviewer: "The resolution will be vetoed?"
Interviewer: "Well, the reason for..."
Sadeghi: "Let's talk about the 'snapback' mechanism. If one of the JCPOA members... It cannot be the U.S., which is not a JCPOA member... Do you think the Europeans dare to [activate] the 'snapback' mechanism? What happened? Have they demonstrated such courage? They do not have such courage. Absolutely not.
"What blow did Russia deliver to Europe just now, in the Ukraine war? Russia only disconnected the gas supply, and half of Europe fell into darkness. What happened to the grocery shelves in Europe? Do you really think that they are willing to get into trouble with the Iranians? This will never happen.
"Europe is incapable of withstanding another shock. It just emerged from the coronavirus, when it encountered Ukraine. Are the Europeans capable of enduring another war in the world? Can they bear it if their oil supply stops for 48 hours? Considering that Europe's industry is disabled, and considering what happened to Europe's gas, can Europe bear to have its flow of oil stopped? If we cannot benefit more than this from the JCPOA and, in other words, [another war] erupts – rest assured that worse things will happen to the other side."