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

President Trump vows to use every instrument against terror

U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to use every instrument available to confront the sinister forces of terrorism, while stressing that the war against terror was one of the reasons for his decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.  According to Trump, “We will use every instrument in our national power to confront … Read more

Iran condemns U.S. for growing sanctions regime

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out over the latest U.S. sanctions against his country, calling them ‘an impediment to humanitarian trade,’ while accusing the Trump administration for what he claimed was a continued “disregard for rule of law and human rights and an entire people.” In response to the Iranian condemnation, a U.S. … Read more

Australia considers moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his country would review its support for the nuclear agreement with Iran, as Canberra views with concern Tehran’s malign activities throughout the Middle East. “We share serious concerns about potentially destabilizing behavior in the middle east when it comes to the activities of Iran and the government has … Read more

Israel remains determined to confront Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during a speech to Israeli lawmakers, declared Jerusalem’s relations with Washington as the strongest in history, while hailing the Trump Administration’s commitment to bolster bilateral relations in many sectors of cooperation. In an address to the opening of the Knesset’s winter session, the Prime Minister voiced Israel’s gratitude to the … Read more