Britain, France and Germany (E3)


  • Russia-Iran-China 2021-02-20 00:20

    Can Russia and China restore balance to JCPOA?

    TEHRAN – As the U.S. doubles down on its diplomatic effort to reach a common consensus with Europe on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, pundits raise speculation on how the European Union, particularly EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, can save the day by setting the stage for Iran and the U.S. to ultimately implement the nuclear deal in full.

  • JCPOA 2021-02-19 20:08

    Iran urges U.S. to lift all sanctions

    TEHRAN – Iran has called on the United States and Europe to put an end to U.S. sanctions and return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Antony Blinken 2021-02-06 11:55

    Blinken discusses Iran with British, French, German ministers

    TEHRAN - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed Iran and other issues on Friday in a virtual meeting with his British, French and German counterparts as the group weighs how to revive the Iran nuclear deal, Reuters reported.

  • Biden 2021-01-20 21:14

    Biden needs to quickly revive JCPOA

    No time left to waste

    TEHRAN – The clock is ticking on the Biden administration’s promise to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal because Iran has waited for so long to see a wise leadership taking the helm in Washington. Therefore, any procrastination on part of the United States under President Joe Biden will most likely spell the end of the nuclear deal, which has now been on life support of more than two years.

  • FM 2021-01-17 19:38

    Zarif criticizes E3 for non-compliance with JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has responded to recent remarks by his French counterpart who called for “tough discussions” on Iran’s ballistic missiles and its regional role, saying that the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal did nothing to save the deal, officially called the JCPOA.

  • Ulyanov 2021-01-12 21:40

    All participants should focus on resolving JCPOA problems, Russia says

    TEHRAN - A senior Russian diplomat has called on all parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to focus on resolving the deal’s problems instead of creating new ones.

  • Spox 2021-01-11 21:44

    E3 complicit in violating JCPOA, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, has responded to a joint statement issued by the three European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by saying that these countries have not only failed to uphold their obligations under the nuclear deal, but they have also been complicit in violating the deal alongside the United States.

  • Iran nuclear move aims to restore balance 2021-01-05 21:46

    Iran nuclear move aims to restore balance

    TEHRAN – Iran has embarked on a new nuclear policy aimed to restore the balance of rights and obligations in a nuclear deal that has long been implemented one-sidedly by Iran. The policy is aimed at persuading the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany and the UK (E3) - that their poor track record in implementing their commitments under the deal is no longer acceptable to Iran.

  • Iran 2021-01-03 20:54

    100% sure about 20% enrichment

    TEHRAN – In the latest sign that time is running out for the West to save the Iran nuclear deal, the UN nuclear watchdog has formally announced that it is informed by Tehran that Iran has decided to start enriching uranium to 20%, a major development that could spell the end of a deal that has long been on life support.

  • Parliament 2020-12-26 23:58

    E3 forced to back down

    TEHRAN – The nuclear law passed by the Iranian Parliament has forced the West to change course on Iran in the nuclear issue, Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, says.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-22 20:53

    It’s Iran, not the U.S. that should set preconditions

    TEHRAN – During the recent high-level meeting of the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it was underlined that the United States should not set any preconditions for its return to the 2015 nuclear deal. But some participants missed the point and forgot that the U.S. is not in a position to put forward preconditions for its return.

  • JCPOA meeting 2020-12-21 20:13

    European plot: How to kill an agreement?

    TEHRAN – While other parties to the Iran nuclear deal underline the need to strike a balance between rights and obligations within the deal, the Europeans keep calling on Iran to reverse its nuclear measures that are meant to bring back balance to the nuclear deal.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-19 22:04

    Grossi remarks spark suspicions about European-led extortion plan against Iran

    TEHRAN – The UN nuclear chief’s remarks on the need to hammer out a new nuclear agreement with Iran, which is in line with what the top German diplomat called “nuclear agreement plus,” sparked suspicions in Iran that the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany and the UK (E3)- are not acting in good faith.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-07 23:05

    Europeans push for new deal while U.S. remains silent

    The West’s true colors

    TEHRAN – European countries signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have expressed concerns over Tehran’s nuclear program, but a former Iranian diplomat tells the Tehran Times that the these countries are not genuinely worried about Iran's nuclear activities. Instead, he said, they are worried about the Islamic Republic getting stronger over time.

  • E3 2020-11-28 12:49

    European duplicity

    TEHRAN – European parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany, and the UK - which have been claiming that they are “tirelessly” trying to preserve the nuclear deal, made new demands of Iran that will only complicate the situation around the nuclear deal and put it in danger rather than saving it.

  • E3 2020-09-23 13:07

    Show must go on: E3 will not stand against U.S.

    TEHRAN – In a rare move, the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers issued a joint statement to denounce the U.S. effort to restore international sanctions on Iran nearly two days before the U.S. announced the return of these sanctions, a move that was seen by some analysts as a sign of transatlantic coordination on Iran.

  • Snapback 2020-09-20 16:42

    E3's greatest test: Will they defy U.S.?

    TEHRAN – In a statement on Saturday night, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the return of “all previously terminated UN sanctions” on Iran, a move that was met with strong opposition from the international community.

  • Snapback mechanism 2020-09-19 20:02

    U.S. could go it alone to enforce Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN – In a blow to Donald Trump’s administration efforts against Iran, European signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers rejected the U.S. push to trigger a return of all UN sanctions against Iran.

  • E3 2020-09-19 12:37

    E3 reject U.S. push to trigger snapback of UN sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN – In a letter to the president of the UN Security Council on Friday afternoon, European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal rejected the U.S. announcement that all UN sanctions on Iran would return on September 20, saying the U.S. “notification” to the Security Council was “incapable of having legal effect.”

  • E3 2020-09-13 23:05

    E3 face stark test over snapback mechanism

    TEHRAN - As the 30-day U.S. process of restoring the UN sanctions on Iran is nearing its end, the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal ratchet up efforts to find a way forward while preventing a total collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • E3 2020-08-20 00:19

    E3 faces dilemma over snapback of UN sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN - As the U.S. push to reinstate all UN sanctions on Iran reaches a critical point, analysts tell the Tehran Times that the U.S. move to snap back UN sanctions on Iran will likely face strong opposition from the international community.

  • E3 2020-08-02 17:58

    Why E3 keeps silent on UN arms embargo on Iran

    TEHRAN - While the dispute over the UN arms embargo on Iran looms large on the horizon, the European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal –France, Germany and the UK (E3) – continue to refuse to take a clear stance on the UN arms embargo, which put them in a dilemma that they want to avoid, an analyst tells the Tehran Times.

  • Foreign Ministry 2020-07-15 18:32

    Tehran says gravely concerned over E3’s co-op with U.S. to kill JCPOA

    TEHRAN — Tehran has voiced great concerns over any cooperation by the European trio with the U.S. to undermine the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Nader Entessar 2020-06-26 17:22

    IAEA susceptible to U.S.' pressure: Prof. Entessar

    Iran believes that the IAEA Board of Governors has referred and given credence to the information obtained by espionage activities or to the claims raised by inauthentic sources, i.e. the US and the Zionist regime, to adopt the recent resolution against Iran.

  • قرارگاه جهادی مقابله با ویروس کرونا در نیروی زمینی ارتش 2020-03-02 19:21

    E3 provides €5 million to help fight coronavirus in Iran 

    France, Germany and the UK - known as E3 or the European trio - issued a statement on Monday announcing a plan to provide a comprehensive package of both material and financial support to Iran to combat the spread of the disease in the country. 

  • NPT 2020-01-28 21:20

    'NPT withdrawal plan' now on MPs' agenda

    TEHRAN – Presiding Board of the Iranian Parliament, on Tuesday, received a proposed plan on Iran's withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (NPT).

  • zarif 2019-07-07 16:43

    Zarif: Iran’s nuclear steps reversible only through E3 compliance

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that Iran’s steps in reducing its nuclear commitments are “reversible” only if the three European countries of Britain, France, and Germany (E3) honor their commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name for the 2015 nuclear agreement.