…The EU’s foreign-policy chief Josep Borrel has admitted that double
standards permeate international relations, after being asked in an
interview why Brussels was far more willing to support the people of
Ukraine than the people of Gaza. The Middle East conflict is not in the
EU’s hands, he said, pointing the finger at the US.
often criticized for double standards. But international politics is to a
large degree about applying double standards. We do not use the same
criteria for all problems,” he told El Pais newspaper, as cited on Thursday.
Earlier in the interview, Borrell had said that supporting Kiev against Moscow was a “moral imperative” for Western nations.
“Resolving the situation with those people trapped in an open-air prison, which Gaza is, is not in the hands of the EU,” the diplomat said. He called the squalid living conditions in Gaza “scandalous” and “a shame,”
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