European Union


  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-12-03 19:02

    Tehran congratulates new EU foreign policy chief on appointment

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has congratulated Josep Borrell on his appointment as the new EU foreign policy chief, voicing hopes that relations between Tehran and the EU would develop during his tenure.

  • Josep Borrel 2019-12-02 19:04

    New EU chief diplomat says nuclear deal must survive

    TEHRAN - Josep Borrell, new European Union foreign policy chief, has said that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, must survive.

  • EU 2019-11-27 15:56

    By staff and agency

    Joint Commission of JCPOA to meet on December 6: EU

    The European Union issued a statement on Tuesday, announcing that the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place in Vienna on December 6.

  • Gharibabadi 2019-11-22 17:54

    Europe should pay price to salvage JCPOA: envoy

    TEHRAN – Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, says Europe should be ready to pay the price if it wants to preserve the nuclear deal.

  • Bolivian- Venezuela 2019-11-17 11:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    West attempts to repeat the Bolivian coup in Venezuela

    After the coup by the Bolivian military against the president, Western media outlets are trying to incite the Venezuelan army against Maduro by praising this event and comparing it to the developments in Venezuela.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-11-12 19:38

    Zarif expresses surprise over EU statement on Iran’s nuclear steps

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Monday slammed the European Union’s statement on Iran which is reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the return of sanctions by the United States and inaction by the Europeans shield Iran from the sanctions effect.

  • EU 2019-11-04 19:50

    By staff and agency

    EU says remains committed to nuclear deal

    Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for the European Commission, said on Monday that the European Union remains committed to 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.

  • Brexit 2019-10-23 12:03

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Third British PM may be crucified over Brexit

    TEHRAN - Brexit is getting more twisted every day. It is obvious that Boris Jonson is spending hard days. He seems severely concerned about the political future of himself and his Conservative Party. 

  • workshop 2019-10-22 19:32

    Iran-EU joint training workshop on nuclear emergency cases kicks off in Luxemburg

    TEHRAN – A joint training workshop named “Preparing for and Responding to a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency” was inaugurated at the venue of the European Union (EU) in Luxemburg City on Monday. 

  • Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2019-10-19 22:18

    Advisor says EU-planned INSTEX lacks locomotive engine

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior advisor to the Iranian Parliament speaker, has said that INSTEX proposed by the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal to help reduce the impact of Washington’s sanctions on Iran lacks locomotive engine to start working.

  • Zarif Naledi Pandor 2019-10-17 00:10

    Zarif: EU has so far been unable to fulfill JCPOA commitments

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined on Wednesday that the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal have thus far been unable to fulfill their obligations under the pact, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • MP warns Europe to fulfil JCPOA duties or face Iran’s next step 2019-10-11 18:31

    MP warns Europe to fulfil JCPOA duties or face Iran’s next step

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mojtaba Zonnour has warned that Iran would take the fourth step in reducing its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement of the JCPOA should the other side continue to fail to fulfil its obligations under the accord.

  • Europe's pretext for evading Iran's demands 2019-10-11 12:28

    By Hmaid Bayati

    Europe's pretext for evading Iran's demands

    TEHRAN - The opportunity to save the JCPOA (the nuclear deal concluded between Iran and the 5+1 group in 2015) is narrowing down, but the European signatories of the international deal, known as EU3 (Britain, France and Germany), are not daring enough to counter the U.S. and accept the expenses of their resistance against Washington’s illegal withdrawal from the JCPOA.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-10-08 20:03

    Iran says foreseeing next nuclear modification steps if Europe fails to honor commitments

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi has said that Tehran has even prepared plans for the next stages to scale down its nuclear deal commitments if the European side remains indifferent to the fourth step, the Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah 2019-10-06 12:14

    By Hana Saada

    Algeria Army lambasts EU interference in country’s affairs, vows to flout external dictates 

    Algeria’s People’s National Army’s Chief of Staff, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah responded to the statements by the president of the European Parliament's subcommittee on human rights, saying that what was happening in Algeria was a strictly internal affair.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-09-23 20:10

    Iran rejects European Parliament resolution on human rights as ‘biased’

    TEHRAN – Tehran has rejected a human rights resolution by the European Parliament against Iran as “biased”, “unilateral” which is not in touch with reality.

  • Ali Akbar Salehi 2019-09-17 21:11

    EU action to save JCPOA has been just on paper: Salehi

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, the chief the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has said that the European Union's action to save the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, was good but just on the paper.

  • Boris Johnson 2019-09-17 14:08

    By Saeed Sobhani

    A third conservative victim is on the way

    Boris Johnson at a dead end

    The British Prime Minister is in a difficult situation. Boris Johnson has lost the power to concentrate and manage on the issue of his country leaving the EU. Many parliamentarians, on the other hand, are looking at the controversial new British prime minister.

  • Angela Merkel 2019-09-11 16:39

    Merkel: Europe has chosen to uphold Iran deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe has made its choice regarding the historic 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran — which the United States has been attempting to sabotage — and will honor the agreement.

  • Iran continues talks with Europe with pessimism: cleric 2019-09-06 19:36

    Iran continues Europe talks with pessimism: cleric

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Javad Haj Ali Akbari, an interim Friday prayer leader in Tehran, has said Tehran will continue to hold talks with Europe with a pessimistic attitude.

  • حسین شریعتمداری 2019-09-06 19:28

    Europe is failing: journalist

    TEHRAN – As all eyes are fixed on Europe's diplomatic efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, a senior journalist gave an exclusive interview to Euronews.

  • Iran on Thursday officially informed the European Union of its decision to expand nuclear research and development beyond JCPOA limits. 2019-09-06 11:29

    Third step: Iran officially informs EU of plan to expand nuclear R&D

    TEHRAN – In a letter to European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Thursday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced that as a third step Iran stops implementing all commitments related to nuclear research and development (R&D) under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.

  • Europe must pay the price to salvage JCPOA: deputy FM 2019-09-01 18:20

    Iran, EU will try to preserve nuclear deal: professor

    TEHRAN – A professor of political science at University of North Texas says that the European Union and Iran will try to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

  • Araghchi 2019-09-01 18:15

    Iran’s Araghchi to visit Paris Monday to discuss proposal to save JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi along with a delegation will visit Paris on Monday to discuss a “proposal being discussed between Iran and France”.

  • Boris Johnson 2019-09-01 11:50

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Death of Democracy in UK

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension has led to deep divisions among citizens.Some British citizens express their support for Johnson, while others are furious. Undoubtedly Britain's challenges to exit the EU will continue, even if it does. Many analysts believe that London will be at war with the effects of this phenomenon for at least ten years.

  • EU 2019-08-30 19:42

    By staff and agency

    ‘EU to continue working to preserve nuclear deal’

    European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday that the European Union will continue working to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Javad Zarif and President of Finland Sauli Niinisto 2019-08-21 01:38

    Zarif calls talks with Finnish officials fruitful

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who has launched a tour of Scandinavian nations held talks on Monday with Finland’s top officials including President Sauli Niinisto, calling his talks “fruitful”.

  • Hemmati 2019-08-21 01:04

    Europe should pre-purchase Iran’s oil through INSTEX first: CBI chief

    TEHRAN – The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has said that the Europeans should show their sincerity about their Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) by ordering Iran’s crude.

  • Ugochi Daniels 2019-08-10 19:37

    UN official calls Zarif ‘champion of multilateralism’

    TEHRAN - Ugochi Daniels, the United Nations Human Settlements Program Coordinator and Resident envoy to Iran, has said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is “champion of multilateralism”.

  • Top lawmaker likens INSTEX to an empty bucket 2019-08-07 21:52

    Top lawmaker likens INSTEX to an empty bucket

    TEHRAN – In its current form the European Union’s financial mechanism for trade with Iran is like an “empty bucket”, which is useless to the Islamic Republic, a senior MP said on Wednesday.