U.S. calls on EU to step-up sanctions on Tehran

While the EU Foreign Policy Chief addressed one of America’s top academic institutions on the importance of preserving the nuclear agreement with Iran; the U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook traveled to the European Union’s capital, Brussels, to discuss with his European counterparts the urgent need to apply addition pressure on the Islamic Republic. … Read more

Mogherini: economic interests do not impact EU policy on JCPOA

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini underscored ongoing unity among EU-member states with regard to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. During a Q&A at the American Harvard Kennedy School of Science and International Affairs, the European top diplomat rejected claims of economic reasoning for the European efforts to preserve the deal, asserting that security … Read more

EU Foreign Policy remains in favor of JCPOA

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini warmly welcomed her Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a tour across Europe, seeking to garner support for preserving the nuclear agreement with Iran. While the meeting did not last very long, an EU statement said that Mogherini had once again “reiterated the EU bloc’s determination to … Read more

Amid Brexit: Israel-UK trade grows 75%

While the United Kingdom faces a series of domestic and international challenges amid efforts to fulfill its 2016 Brexit referendum mandate, which demands an official departure from the European Union; alternative global markets are viewing the tough British-EU negotiations as a time of fiscal-instability that allows for new “attractive trade agreements” to emerge. Among those … Read more

Iran threatens EU of ‘patience running out’

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini welcomed the Islamic Republic’s Atomic Energy Agency Director Ali Akbar Salehi for a meeting on European efforts to preserve the all-but-lost nuclear agreement with Iran. Following their meeting, the office of the European External Action Service, which is headed by Mogherini, released a statement in which she reiterated the … Read more

Iran warns EU of ominous consequences if JCPOA breaks-down

Iran’s nuclear chief warned the ‘soon-to-be’ 27-member bloc of ominous consequences, if they do not follow through with their 2015 nuclear agreement commitments which includes economic benefits. During a joint press conference with European Energy Commissioner Mighel Arias Canete, the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Director, Ali Akbar Salehi asserted that unless the P4+1, which includes … Read more

EU Foreign Ministers endorse French bid for sanctions against Iran

the European Union’s Foreign Ministers in Brussels endorsed a French government decision to sanction Iranian nationals whom were accused of plotting a bomb attack in Paris, potentially allowing the measures to take effect across the European bloc. Several Ministers whom attended the vote, voiced the opinion that the “technical work could now start on an … Read more

EU pays October salaries of Palestinian Authority employees

The European Union announced that it has made a contribution of 20 million Euros to the Palestinian Authority, with the designated aim of paying the October salaries of some 55,000 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank. The office of the European Union Representative to the Palestinians said in a statement that ” … Read more

India to continue imports of crude-oil from the Islamic Republic, Tehran claims

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that India has committed to continue economic cooperation with Iran, inclusive of oil import, despite significant pressure from the United States. According to Zarif, “Our Indian friends have always been categorical in terms of their intention to continue economic cooperation and imports of oil from Iran and I … Read more