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

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

EU cannot turn a blind eye to Iran’s malign activities

A day after British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt encouraged the Iranian leadership to stand-strong amid its growing economic turmoil; European Union 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. … Read more

The EU, together with Russia and China, agree to keep working on preserving the JCPOA

The remaining parties to the nuclear agreement with Iran held a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, after which they announced their commitment to keep working on maintaining trade with the Islamic Republic. In a statement after the meeting, which included Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran, EU Foreign Policy Chief … Read more

EU determined to “protect and preserve” the Iran nuclear accord

Participation of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, at the special meeting of the European Council in Brussels. Press conference of Donald Tusk, Herman Van Rompuy and Federica Mogherini

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini declared that the European union is determined to “protect and preserve” the accord, and will not allow Washington under the Trump administration to partially re-negotiate the deal that has limited Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.   “On the Iran deal, we have made very clear from … Read more

EU top official calls for a political solution to the Syria crises

During the joint EU-Arab League meeting, the European Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini stressed that the military operations in Syria must be reinforced by political involvement of the international community to find a viable solution to the conflict, which is about to enter its sixth year. “We know that Syria cannot be turned into a … Read more

PM Netanyahu renews his commitment for a ‘two state solution’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, during which he renewed his commitment to a two-state solution of the Israeli Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during his heated campaign for the Knesset election in March.   Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated however, Israel’s long-standing demand that any Palestinian … Read more