Britain, France and Germany (E3)


  • Vienna 2022-01-16 22:29

    Chief negotiators will return to Vienna on Monday

    TEHRAN — The eighth round of the Vienna talks will continue on Monday with a return of the heads of the Iranian and P4+1 negotiating delegations to the Austrian capital.

  • Vienna 2022-01-10 21:36

    E3 must match its speed with Iran

    TEHRAN— As the Vienna talks enter a sensitive stage, the Western media outlets and the European troika, also known as E3, are trying to blame Iran for “slow progress,” but they seem to have forgotten that that ship has sailed.

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-29 20:37

    Setting deadlines won’t work

    TEHRAN – As the Vienna talks moved on in the waning days of the year 2021, European and American negotiators toned down their hostile rhetoric against Iran but failed to come up with a constructive initiative to get the talks moving ahead.

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-27 20:56

    Iran chief negotiator arrives in Vienna

    TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Ali Bagheri Kani, who leads the Iranian negotiating team at Vienna talks, arrived in the Austrian capital for a consequential round of talks aimed at discussing ways to remove U.S. sanctions on Iran.

  • Spox 2021-12-19 21:07

    Iran rejects E3 narrative on hiatus in Vienna talks

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to a European statement that blames the break in Vienna talks on Iran, saying that the hiatus in the talks was a consensual decision. 

  • Ulyanov 2021-12-15 20:52

    E3 position in Vienna ‘surprising’: Russia

    TEHRAN – The Russian envoy to the Vienna talks, Mikhail Ulyanov, has expressed surprise at the positions adopted by the European trio in the talks. 

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-14 21:22

    Iran, P4+1 continue talks in Vienna

    TEHRAN – Negotiators from Iran and the P4+1 group of countries have continued negotiations over the past two days with meetings at different levels and in different formats.

  • Meeting 2021-12-13 21:38

    Iran chief negotiator meets E3, Chinese, Russian counterparts

    TEHRAN – Iran’s top negotiator in Vienna held meetings with his European, Russian and Chinese counterparts amid intense negotiations over removing U.S. sanctions on Iran that resumed in late November after a months-long hiatus.

  • Vienna 2021-12-12 21:15

    Vienna talks inch forward despite European malpractice

    TEHRAN – Negotiations in Vienna over the lifting of U.S. sanctions on Iran are up and running and even making progress though only slightly. 

  • E3 2021-12-11 21:37

    E3 throws a wrench into Vienna talks

    TEHRAN – With the Vienna talks running up against technical roadblocks, the three European parties to the negotiations -France, Germany and Britain (E3)- have resorted to a series of bullying measures ranging from pressuring other parties to brandishing a referral of Iran’s nuclear binder to international institutions.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-12-06 21:44

    Iran: Delegation went to Vienna to reach good agreement

    TEHRAN — Speaking at his weekly press briefing on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that the Islamic Republic has a strong will to reach a good agreement in Vienna.

  • Spox 2021-11-19 23:19

    Iran rejects U.S. sanctions, joint statement with E3 and Arab states 

    TEHRAN – Iran has reacted to the U.S. move in imposing sanctions and issuing a joint statement with a number of European and Arab countries on Iran. 

  • JCPOA 2021-11-19 22:59

    Western diplomatic efforts on Iran could backfire

    TEHRAN – The United States and its European allies have made extensive diplomatic efforts to ramp up pressure on Iran ahead of the resumption of the stalled Vienna talks.

  • Ali Baqeri Kani 2021-11-10 21:47

    Iran's Bagheri rules out nuclear negotiations, says talks only focused on U.S. sanctions

    TEHRAN – Iran’s top nuclear negotiator has said that there will be no nuclear negotiations at the Vienna talks later this month and the talks would only focus on the implications of the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the major world powers.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-11-01 21:21

    Iran responds to E3+US statement

    TEHRAN – Iran has rejected the leaders-level statement of the three European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal and the United States, underlining that it will not seek to develop a nuclear weapon.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-11-01 20:48

    Iran: Exact date to return to Vienna to be set this week

    TEHRAN — Saeed Khatibzadeh, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Monday that the exact date to return to the Vienna negotiations will be set in the current week after further consultation with the JCPOA Joint Commission, the P4+1 nations, particularly China and Russia.

  • Iran Rep UN 2021-10-08 21:30

    Iran strongly dismisses nuclear allegations by Riyadh, certain European states

    TEHRAN – An Iranian diplomat on Thursday categorically rejected “baseless allegations” against Tehran’s nuclear and missile programs by certain European countries and Saudi Arabia, saying Tehran’s peaceful programs are being pursued in line with the country’s inherent rights and international commitments.

  • Spox 2021-08-23 19:26

    Iran says position on JCPOA talks has not changed

    TEHRAN – Iran has reiterated its position on the 2015 nuclear deal that the United States must effectively lift all its sanctions on Iran, suggesting that Tehran’s stance on the Vienna nuclear talks has not undergone any change after the inauguration of a new government. 

  • Spox 2021-07-09 21:02

    Production of advanced uranium fuel is for peaceful purposes: Iran

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to a statement by the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany about Iran's decision to produce silicide fuel using 20-percent enriched uranium, saying the fuel was produced for peaceful purposes.

  • Vienna talks 2021-07-07 21:20

    U.S., E3 cry foul on JCPOA after killing it

    TEHRAN – Iran has started the production of highly advanced uranium fuel in the latest step to accelerate nuclear research aimed at improving its radiopharmaceuticals amid soaring tensions with the United States and its European allies over a U.S. refusal to rejoin a 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-06-26 18:55

    Foreign Ministry: U.S. must return to JCPOA, not Iran

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday responded to comments by the U.S. and French foreign ministers who had said they were waiting for Tehran to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the common name for the 2015 nuclear pact.

  • Araghchi 2021-04-28 21:25

    Presidential elections and Vienna negotiations: A Rubik’s cube

    TEHRAN— On June 18, the people of Iran will freely and democratically elect a new president. As President Rouhani’s term expires, there are various important issues to be settled. There are several vital questions to be raised. This administration began a difficult round of negotiations with the P4+1 to revive the nuclear deal. Would the next administration inherit the negotiations? Will Iran’s policies change? What did Rouhani mean when he said he would lift the sanctions within the last 100 days of his presidency?

  • Vienna talks 2021-04-26 21:41

    Tough talks expected as nuclear negotiators gather in Vienna

    TEHRAN – After briefing lawmakers and other officials on the recent nuclear deal talks in Vienna, the Iranian negotiating team led by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi returned to the Austrian capital with a clear vision on how to proceed with the “very difficult” talks. 

  • eu 2021-04-14 18:43

    E3 express ‘grave concerns’ over Iran’s nuclear decisions 

    TEHRAN — The United Kingdom, France and Germany, known as E3, on Wednesday expressed concern over Iran’s latest moves to enrich uranium up to 60% purity.

  • JCPOA 2021-04-09 16:04

    Europe is late but crucial in reviving the nuclear deal: Carnegie Europe

    TEHRAN- Vienna, here we come—again. Six years after world powers concluded their negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program in the Austrian capital, diplomats are talking again in the stucco-clad ballrooms of otherwise mostly deserted five-star hotels. Yet despite the genteel setting, the talks will be no waltz in the park.

  • Biden 2021-03-07 12:40

    By Azin Sahabi

    International Crisis Group: Avoid race between “sanctions and centrifuges”

    TEHRAN- Since Joe Biden has arrived at the White House, his pledge to rejoin the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has been quite controversial. Many analysts from various think tanks have focused on the issue from different perspectives. 

  • Richard nephew 2021-03-05 22:50

    The West withdrew anti-Iran resolution in exchange for an informal meeting 

    Why is informal meeting so important for the West?

    TEHRAN – Iran and the West have reached a temporary understanding on deescalating tensions, a compromise that if not followed by a goodwill gesture from the United States, would end in failure, bringing the nuclear standoff back to square one.

  • Spox 2021-03-05 16:57

    Iran welcomes withdrawal of resolution at IAEA

    TEHRAN – Iran has welcomed a Western decision to withdraw a U.S.-backed resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors that would have censured Iran for allegedly not cooperating enough with the UN nuclear watchdog.

  • Qataro FM 2021-02-27 16:30

    Qatari FM meets E3 ambassadors to discuss JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met with the ambassadors of the three European countries that are signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Zarif 2021-02-26 22:48

    U.S. behavior has not changed, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has castigated the new U.S. administration for not changing tack on Iran, urging the White House to remove the cause that forced Iran to reduce its nuclear commitments.