• JCPOA 2021-02-24 18:01

    By Azin Sahabi 

    Open the window of rapprochement cautiously

    TEHRAN- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made an agreement on Feb. 21 on Iran’s parliamentary law in regard to suspending the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the NPT. 

  • China 2021-02-23 23:09

    U.S. return to JCPOA only way out of nuclear impasse, China says

    TEHRAN – China’s Foreign Ministry has said that the United States’ return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is the only way out of the standoff over Iran’s nuclear issue.

  • Additional Protocol 2021-02-23 18:40

    Iran halts implementation of Additional Protocol

    TEHRAN – Iran has stopped the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as the United States failed to lift the sanctions it imposed on Iran during the Trump administration.

  • Biden 2021-02-23 18:24

    Biden’s Iran policy is a variation of Bolton’s ‘Libya Model’: Responsible Statecraft

    TEHRAN - Something is going very wrong with Joe Biden’s approach towards Iran. Unless he corrects the path, Biden risks losing a vital deal and putting the two nations back on a course towards war — at precisely the time he intends to focus on the multiple domestic crises facing America, according to Responsible Statecraft.

  • قائد الثورة خلال اجتماعه بأعضاء مجلس الخبراء 2021-02-22 21:01

    Ayatollah Khamenei says Parliament's nuclear law must be implemented

    TEHRAN- In a meeting with the members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts on Monday, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said the nuclear law passed by the Parliament concerning the removal of sanctions must be exactly implemented, according to Fars news agency.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 2021-02-22 21:01

    With military and diplomatic options off the table, Israel faces impasse

    Israeli dead end

    TEHRAN – Israel is in limbo, pure and simple. It faces an Iran bent on making economic or nuclear progress. And the Israelis seem to have accepted these brute facts.

  • Assembly of Experts says resistance will continue with or without JCPOA 2021-02-22 18:46

    Assembly of Experts says resistance will continue with or without JCPOA

    TEHRAN - The Assembly of Experts says the Iranian nation’s resistance will remain unaffected, no matter whether the U.S. rejoins 2015 nuclear agreement or not.

  • Salehi-and-Grossi 2021-02-22 11:11

    IAEA will continue ‘necessary verification’ of Iran’s nuclear activities: statement

    TEHRAN – Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have reached an understanding on how to continue cooperation two days before Iran starts implementing a nuclear law obligating the Iranian government to halt implementing the Additional Protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • Araghchi 2021-02-21 18:19

    Iran says assesses EU invitation to meet with U.S.

    TEHRAN - Abbas Araqchi, the Iranian deputy foreign minister, said late on Saturday that Iran is studying a European Union proposal for an informal meeting between current members of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal and the United States, but has yet to respond to it.

  • Zarif 2021-02-21 18:16

    Biden pursuing Trump's failed policy, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the new U.S. administration of Joe Biden is pursuing the same old failed policy of the Trump administration.

  • Harvard 2021-02-21 11:49

    By Azin Sahabi

    Think tanks: Who should take the first step to revive the JCPOA?

    TEHRAN- While President Joe Biden and his close circle reiterate Washington's interest to rejoin the JCPOA, many Western experts have been underling the lack of a particular agenda to address the issue. However, reviewing policy notes published over the last two weeks by American think tanks may imply that the broader agenda will be gradually disclosed.

  • Grossi 2021-02-20 22:22

    Grossi’s track record impedes improvement of ties

    Going nowhere

    TEHRAN – The UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi was expected to arrive in Tehran on Saturday night ahead of Iran’s important deadline for the White House to lift all sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

  • Thomas 2021-02-20 21:32

    By M.A. Saki

    Ex-assistant secretary of state proposes ‘a return to private negotiation’ to revive JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Thomas Countryman, a top arms control official in the Obama administration, suggests “a return to private negotiation” between Iran and the United States for a revitalization of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Biden 2021-02-20 19:08

    Biden intends to talk with Iran before officially rejoining JCPOA: Bloomberg

    TEHRAN- Iran says the U.S. must first return to the 2015 nuclear deal and lift sanctions if it wants talks with the Islamic Republic, appearing to snub an effort by the Biden administration to begin direct discussions before officially rejoining the nuclear agreement, according to Bloomberg network.

  • Blinken 2021-02-20 18:58

    Trump’s pressure campaign against Iran has failed, Blinken says

    TEHRAN – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has admittedly said that the Trump administration’s so-called “maximum pressure” against Iran has failed to produce results.

  • Takht-Ravanchi 2021-02-20 17:17

    Iran’s UN envoy says JCPOA will be meaningless with sanctions in place

    TEHRAN - Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, says any U.S. plan to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal will be worthless if it is not combined with a verifiable lifting of the sanctions on Iran, according to Tasnim news agency.

  • France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (E3) 2021-02-20 10:34

    By Azin Sahabi

    Unified transatlantic focus on JCPOA: Hitting two birds with one stone

    TEHRAN- France, Germany, and the United Kingdom (E3), the European parties in the 2015 nuclear talks, are setting their agenda for future negotiations with Iran to revive the JCPOA.

  • 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.

  • Biden 2021-02-19 20:11

    American network says Biden administration is ready to talk with Iran

    TEHRAN - The Biden administration says that it was ready to hold talks with other world powers and Iran to discuss Tehran's nuclear program, marking a first step in a possible diplomatic deal in which Washington could rejoin the JCPOA, according to NBC News.

  • Spox 2021-02-19 20:10

    Tehran says U.S. still not JCPOA member as Washington floats return to diplomacy

    TEHRAN – The United States is yet to become a member of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Iran has said, as the Biden administration intensifies diplomatic effort to reach a common position with Europe on Iran.

  • 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.

  • Biden Team 2021-02-19 18:22

    There’s huge disagreement among Biden aides over JCPOA revival: Politico

    TEHRAN - President Joe Biden says that the U.S. will rejoin the Iran nuclear deal if Tehran resumes complying with the terms of the agreement, but inside the Biden administration, debates have raged among top aides over whether this is the best path or whether to take other routes that may sidestep the original deal, according to Politico.

  • Ned Price 2021-02-19 11:51

    U.S. agrees to meet Iran, world powers on nuclear deal 

    The Biden administration said Thursday it would agree to meet with Iran and other world powers involved in negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, the first public step toward renewed diplomacy with Tehran, USA TODAY reported.

  • telephone 2021-02-17 21:48

    Rouhani to Merkel: JCPOA ‘unchangeable’ 

    TEHRAN – In a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday afternoon, President Hassan Rouhani criticized Europe for failing to honor their commitment to the nuclear deal and raising new issues in relation to the 2015 agreement, officially called the JCPOA.

  • Leader 2021-02-17 21:22

    On JCPOA, U.S. actions should speak louder than words, Leader says

    TEHRAN – In his latest remarks on the current state of play between Iran and the United States, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined the need for Washington to take tangible measures before Tehran makes any move on the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Rouhani 2021-02-17 21:21

    Iranian, Swiss presidents hold phone talks

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by phone with his Swiss counterpart Guy Parmelin late on Tuesday to discuss bilateral and international issues.

  • Grossi 2021-02-17 21:19

    IAEA director general to visit Iran on Saturday

    TEHRAN – Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, will pay a visit to Iran next week to discuss “technical” issues, Iran said on Wednesday.

  • Rouhani 2021-02-17 21:17

    IAEA inspectors will not be expelled from Iran: Rouhani

    “The world must know that the JCPOA is unchangeable”

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Tehran’s decision to suspend a voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) would not mean that Iran intends to expel the UN nuclear agency’s inspectors.

  • Biden 2021-02-17 18:18

    Los Angeles Times acknowledges first move to revive JCPOA must be taken by U.S.

    TEHRAN - One of Donald J. Trump’s greatest blunders as president was to repudiate the 2015 international agreement in which Iran accepted significant limitations on its nuclear program — restrictions designed to halt some part of its nuclear activities, according to Los Angeles Times.

  • Frank N. von Hippel 2021-02-17 15:01

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Most U.S. sanctions have been counterproductive: Hippel

    TEHRAN – Iran warned Washington on Tuesday that the window to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal won’t remain open for an indefinite time.