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: U.S. and Israel responsible for instability in the Middle East

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif travelled to Rome, Italy, where he was invited to participate in a forum for Mediterranean Dialogue. Ahead of his trip, the Iranian top diplomat condemned both the United States and Israel, based on his claim that they are responsible for much of the instability across the chaotic region. The … Read more

Israel, a ‘committed partner’ in Washington’s efforts to curb Iran’s malign activities

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting in Jerusalem yesterday with the U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, who also serves as a senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During a short-televised encounter, ahead of the scheduled meeting that was held behind closed doors, Prime Minister Netanyahu once again … Read more

U.S. reimposes new sanctions regime, targeting Iran’s oil and Banking sectors

The United States has reimposed last night a new series of international sanctions against Iran, targeting its oil and banking sectors, as part of Washington’s efforts to pressure the Islamic Republic to abandon its malign activities around the world and agree to re-negotiate an agreement over its nuclear program. The move, which was announced by … Read more

Iranian President Rouhani urges his countrymen to show resilience ahead of U.S. Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the United States for its decision to re-impose crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic on the 4th of November, a date that marked – according to the Iranian leader – a series of “unlawful actions” against his country. That said, Rouhani underscored, the Iranian nation will “stand strong” in the … Read more

Pressure mounts in Tehran ahead of newly imposed U.S. sanctions

Four days before the United States will reimpose a series of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran’s top diplomat asserted that the American move will have “severe consequences” for the world order.” Speaking at a news conference in Istanbul after a trilateral meeting between Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif … Read more

Islamic Republic will face “significant consequences” unless it will change its behavior

U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States has no intentions of discarding its plan to impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran “in full force” by November. During a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Trump underscored that the sanctions purpose is to counter the entire range of Tehran’s malign conduct. … Read more

Iran describes Israel as “the most terrifying threat” to peace and stability

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly last night, during which he claimed that “Israel, which has a nuclear arsenal and is blatantly threatening others with nuclear annihilation, is the most terrifying threat to the peace and stability of the region and the world,” while accusing the United States of providing Jerusalem … Read more

European powers to establish financial mechanism bypassing U.S. sanctions on Iran

The Finance Ministers of Britain, France and Germany are reportedly working to establish a financial mechanism, on behalf of the European Union, that will allow for continued free trade with Iran, that despite international sanctions that were re-imposed on the Islamic Republic’s economy by the United States. According to reports published in the German media … Read more

Iran orders to increase its military power in the face of Western threats

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei instructed his country’s armed forces to increase their power, with the aim of “scaring off” the enemy, as the country faces heightened tensions with the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Attending a graduation ceremony for national military cadets Khamenei was quoted saying, “Iran and the Iranian nation have … Read more