European Union


  • Munich Security Conference 2018-02-18 09:34

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    From Davos to Munich 

    TEHRAN - The remarks made by European officials at the Munich Security Conference show that they are worried about the future of Europe (given America's policies). Undoubtedly, Donald Trump's presence at the top of the political and executive equations of the United States has exacerbated this concern.

  • Maros Sefcovic 2018-02-17 09:37

    EU ready to negotiate Iran’s joining SGC initiative

    TEHRAN – European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said EU is ready to discuss Iran’s joining to the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) with all partners of the project, IRNA reported on Thursday.

  • President Rouhani to visit Baku late March 2018-02-12 10:27

    U.S. exit from JCPOA will be ‘big strategic mistake’: Rouhani

    TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the United States will make a "big strategic mistake" if it decides to pull out of the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • IAEA, EU reaffirm support for nuclear deal 2018-02-09 19:59

    IAEA, EU reaffirm support for nuclear deal

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Union (EU) on Thursday reaffirmed their support for the Iran nuclear agreement and reviewed progress achieved in working together on a range of nuclear activities.

  • Richard Nephew 2018-02-06 10:27

    By Javad Heirannia

    Europe will not accept Trump’s conditions about the JCPOA: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, believes that neither Europe nor Iran will accept Trump’ conditions about the JCPOA.

  • نادر انتصار 2018-02-06 09:48

    EU, U.S. working secretly to weaken Iran domestically, regionally: Entessar

    Professor Nader Entessar from South Alabama University says he does not trust many of the public statements of the Europeans about their full commitment to the JCPOA.

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2018-02-05 19:37

    No EU request for missile talks: Iran

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that Iran had not received any official request from the European Union for negotiation on Tehran’s missile program.

  • دیدار دبیر کل دی 8 و خداحافظی سفیر آفریقای جنوبی با آقای محمد جواد ظریف وزیر امور خارجه 2018-01-28 21:08

    Zarif: Renegotiation of nuclear deal impossible

    TEHRAN – Iran’s foreign minister has said the European Union has some standards, based on which it is not possible to review the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Iran talk flags 2018-01-26 20:35

    Europe strongly supports Iran's nuclear deal: top EU lawmaker

    TEHRAN – A senior member of the European Parliament says the EU strongly supports the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, calling for closer ties with Tehran within the framework of the landmark accord.

  • EU official defends Iran’s missile program 2018-01-25 13:21

    EU official defends Iran’s missile program

    TEHRAN – Carl Bildt, co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations, on Tuesday defended Iran’s right to have ballistic missiles, saying not only Iran, but other regional countries also have ballistic missiles.

  • ترزا می 2018-01-13 09:43

    By Sajad Abedi

    The collapse awaits Britain

    TEHRAN - Britain's vote and decision to withdraw from the European Union is undoubtedly the most important event in the history of the European Union. What will now happen to both the UK and the remaining members of the E.U. and also to other countries?

  • ray 2018-01-10 20:54

    By staff and agency

    Nuclear deal should be preserved: EU

    Catherine Ray, the spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, should be “preserved” and “maintained”.

  • ravanchi 2018-01-10 20:13

    Iran insists ready for worst case scenario on nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, who now serves as deputy director of the presidential chief of staff for political affairs, has reiterated Tehran’s position that Iran is ready for worst scenario toward the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Iran, EU set to discuss nuclear deal in Brussels 2018-01-10 08:53

    Iran, EU set to discuss nuclear deal in Brussels

    TEHRAN – The European Union has invited Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Brussels for talks over the landmark nuclear deal on Thursday, Press TV reported.

  • zarif 2018-01-08 19:50

    Zarif’s talks in Brussels to focus on JCPOA, not protests 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has rejected media reports linking an upcoming meeting between Iranian and EU officials to recent protests in Iran, saying the planned talks will focus on the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal.

  • Austria 2018-01-06 10:12

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The rise of right-wing extremists in Europe

    TEHRAN - The formation of the Austria's coalition government has become a major challenge for other political parties and political groups in Europe. Even in some cases, the presence of the right-wing extremist and the party called "Liberty" in the Austrian government are considered as a constant super-challenge for the Green Continent.

  • Trump 2018/01/03

    By Stewart M. Patrick & Anne Shannon

    In 2017, America abandoned its leadership of the world

    After President Donald J. Trump’s election last fall, many experts predicted that 2017 would be a tumultuous year for international cooperation.

  • EU 2017-12-24 05:16

    By Rami Saleh

    EU must end complicity in Israel's shameless flouting of international law

    With the spotlight on Jerusalem, it is an opportunity for unified, effective, and decisive EU action.

    The U.S. administration's brazen recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was met with global shock and condemnation.

  • Ana Palacio 2017/12/21

    By Ana Palacio Former Spanish foreign minister

    Europe’s chance in 2018

    With no looming crisis and only one major election in 2018, the coming year is on track to be one of relative calm for Europe, providing a rare opportunity for the European Union to make progress on long-term challenges, from climate leadership to migration. Three areas, in particular, stand out.

  • UN 2017-12-20 20:34

    By staff and agency

    EU: nuclear deal is achievement of multilateral diplomacy

    Joanne Adamson, the EU ambassador to the UN, said on Tuesday that the 2015 nuclear deal is “achievement of multilateral diplomacy.”

  • zarif 2017-12-17 21:13

    Iran to file complaint to UN against U.S. missile claim

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Tehran will file a complaint to the UN against U.S. over claims that Iran has supplied missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

  • نتانیاهو 2017-12-17 08:48

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Netanyahu only looking for a helper

    TEHRAN _ As time goes by, we see an increase in the general and universal hatred of the Zionist occupying regime. In recent years, and in surveys conducted in European countries, most of the citizens of the green continent have supported the embargo on Zionist regime by the European Union. Although Zionist officials are trying to construe this issue as anti-Semitism, the reality is that “fight against Zionism” is increasing in Europe day by day.  The latest decision of the U.S. President, Donald Trump regarding the announcement of Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist regime, has once again led to an increase in public hatred in Europe over the president and prime minister of the Zionist regime.

  • mogherini 2017-12-13 13:59

    By staff and agency

    EU’s Mogherini: Preserving nuclear deal is ‘an absolute must’

    European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday that preserving and implementing the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is “an absolute must”.

  •  Omid Shokri Kalehsar 2017-12-09 09:30

    By Payman Yazdani

    Iran could be an option for EU to diversify gas sources: expert

    TEHRAN _ Referring to Iran’s gas export barriers, Senior Energy Security Analyst, Omid Shokri Kalehsar believes Iran could be an option for EU to diversify its gas supplying sources. 

  • zarif 2017-12-08 20:31

    EU should not underestimate its capability: Zarif

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the European Union should not underestimate its capability.

  • Iran, Europe discuss nuclear deal, humanitarian issues 2017-11-26 12:24

    Iran, Europe discuss nuclear deal, humanitarian issues

    TEHRAN – In a meeting with Iranian officials on Saturday a member of the European Parliament discussed the nuclear deal and humanitarian issues, IRNA reported

  • mousavian 2017-11-25 10:41

    Seyed Hossein Mousavian

    The wrong way to address Iran’s missile program

    In remarks on Oct. 13 when decertifying Iranian compliance with the July 2015 nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump called on Congress to address the “near total silence on Iran’s missile program” and prevent it from “developing an intercontinental ballistic missile.” Congress has since floated bills that would not only impose further sanctions on Iran for its missiles, but would also condition America’s commitment to the nuclear deal on Iran’s missile policies.

  • EU recognizing Iran’s peaceful nuclear program: Araqchi 2017-11-23 08:46

    EU recognizing Iran’s peaceful nuclear program: Araqchi

    TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that the meeting on nuclear cooperation between Iran and the European Union conveys the message that the EU has recognized Iran’s peaceful nuclear technology.

  • Iran, EU discussing technical co-op on environment 2017-11-22 20:02

    Iran, EU discussing technical co-op on environment

    TEHRAN — Iran and European Union have started rounds of consultative meetings on air pollution, industrial emissions, sand and dust storms, water and marine related issues, and circular economy.

  • araqchi 2017-11-20 20:51

    Iran, EU hold high level talks in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The Islamic Republic of Iran and the European Union held their third round of high level talks in Tehran on Monday.