Mutual benefits: Jobbik ‘s pro-Iranian policy

2014-03-31

While Jobbik politicians are keen to characterize others as representatives of “foreign interests”, in the past few years this suspicion has been leveled most vigorously precisely against this far-right party. In our previousanalysis we were focusing on the Russian connections of Jobbik and other far-right parties. In this piece, we examine the relationship between Jobbik and Iran. From Iran’s perspective, Jobbik may be seen as a way to enter into European politics. On the other hand, the party’s close ties with Russia, also pursuing an Iran-friendly policy, gives the Hungarian far-right party a strong boost, and with such “friends” in tow the party cannot be easily sidelined in the domestic political arena either.

 

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