Europe announces SPV to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iran

us president donald trump and Mohammad Javad Zarif iran foreign minister

The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and Britain announced the creation of a Special Purpose vehicle that will allow Europe to bypass international sanctions that were imposed by the United States against the Islamic Republic of Iran. During a E3 summit in the Romanian capital, Bucharest, the U.K. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth … Read more

U.S.: Iran responsible for Israeli air-strikes in Syria

Israeli airstrikes in Syria

U.S. National Intelligence Director Dan Coats warned that Iran’s efforts to consolidate its influence in Syria and arm its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah have elevated the risk of conflict escalation. In a hearing of top American intelligence officials to the U.S. Senate’s Intelligence Committee, the Director of National Intelligence stressed that the Iranian efforts are responsible … Read more

Iran accelerates efforts to launch new satellite

iran launch satellite

Following the failed Iranian attempt to launch a satellite into orbit, and despite ongoing warnings by both the United States and European Union, the Iranian Defense Minister, Brigadier Amir Khatami, announced Tehran’s decision “to accelerate the launch of a new homemade satellite.” According to the Iranian top defense official, the Islamic Republic will be ready … Read more

Netanyahu: All options viable to secure Israel’s existence

During special media briefing that was held last night for the Foreign Media Core that is stationed in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Jerusalem’s red-line is Israel’s survival. In response to a question on whether Israel would consider launching an attack on Iranian soil, Netanyahu stressed that if the Islamic Republic would pose … 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

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 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

Saudi Arabia calls on world to confront Iran’s nuclear aspirations

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz al-Saud urged the international community to take preemptive measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran, which continues to develop a ballistic missiles program that has the capacity to carry a nuclear payload. In an address to the Kingdom’s Islamic Shura Council, King Salman stressed that it is imperative for the world … Read more