Friday November 27, 2020

Iranian ambassador wants Irish beef exporters to face down ‘US pressure’

Dr Masoud Eslami suggests US ‘pressure’ may be influencing Irish-Iranian trade relations

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

7th April, 2019
Dr Masoud Eslami, the Iranian ambassador to Ireland: could Iran save Irish beef farmers from a rainy day? Pic: Maxwells

The Iranian ambassador to Ireland has flagged up the opportunity for Irish farmers to export beef to his country if the government can face down what he called US “pressure”.

Dr Masoud Eslami said he believed the Irish government was holding back from developing closer relations with Iran due to US hostility to the country.

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, he said there were great opportunities for Irish beef farmers...

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