• Zarif 2021-02-06 22:30

    Zarif urges U.S. to rejoin nuclear deal without hesitation

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, has urged Washington to act fast to return to the nuclear accord, pointing out that legislation passed by the parliament obliges the government to harden its nuclear stance if U.S. sanctions are not eased by Feb. 21.

  • 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.

  • FM Lavrov 2021-02-05 22:39

    Russia eyes close cooperation with EU on JCPOA, Lavrov says

    TEHRAN - The chief Russian diplomat has said his country would continue to work with the European Union on the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and hopes that the United States would decide to return to the deal in the near future.

  • Macron 2021-02-05 22:38

    Macron’s gambit

    TEHRAN – French President Emanuel Macron has once again called for broader negotiations with Iran and involvement of Iran’s archrivals in the negotiations, a stance that could derail the very much anticipated talks between Iran and the West even before they go ahead.

  • Macron 2021-02-05 17:29

    Macron seeks to add Israel and Saudi Arabia to negotiation with Iran

    TEHRAN – French President Emmanuel Macron has praised the U.S. decision to engage with Iran and said Saudi Arabia and Israel must ultimately be involved in the negotiation with Iran, according to Reuters.

  • Deputy FM 2021-02-05 17:28

    Araghchi warns of ‘forces of darkness’ trying to prevent JCPOA revival

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi has warned that “forces of darkness” comprised of regional and extra-regional forces are hell-bent on preventing the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

  • Josep Borrell 2021-02-05 13:22

    EU: We need to move from 'maximum pressure' to 'maximum diplomacy' toward Iran

    “All JCPOA participants are ready to engage,” EU chief diplomat says

    TEHRAN - Josep Borrell, the European Union foreign policy chief, said on Thursday that it is high time the former Donald Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran is abandoned in favor of diplomatic engagement and interaction.

  • Nader Entessar 2021-02-05 11:42

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Including missiles in nuclear deal will stymie chances of fruitful negotiation: professor 

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, professor emeritus of political science from the University of South Alabama, is of the opinion that any efforts to include Iran’s defensive missile capabilities in the nuclear deal will hinder any “chances of a fruitful negotiation”.

  • Miryousefi 2021-02-03 21:44

    Iran rejects U.S. call to assess Iran compliance with JCPOA

    TEHRAN – The United States is not in a position to assess whether Iran has complied with a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers, an Iranian official at the United Nations said on Tuesday.

  • Ulyanov 2021-02-03 21:26

    U.S. should take the first step to revive JCPOA, Russia says

    TEHRAN - Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, has demanded the United States to make the first move to revive a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

  • Rouhani 2021-02-03 17:45

    Rouhani: No change to JCPOA content and no new member

    The longer the U.S. delays its decision to observe UN Resolution 2231 the “more mistakes” it will be making, President Rouhani warns

    TEHRAN- Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, says there will be no changes to the content of the JCPOA and that no other country will be added to it.

  • John Tirman 2021-02-03 16:22

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran has done well to resist Trump’s maximum pressure: research scientist

    TEHRAN – An executive director and principal research scientist at the Center for International Studies says that Iran could resist America’s “maximum pressure” successfully while Europe failed to help Tehran.

  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) 2021-02-03 16:10

    By Azin Sahabi

    CSIS scenario for nuclear talks: A roadmap to failure

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a think tank based in Washington, D.C which conducts policy studies and strategic analyses of political, economic and security issues throughout the world.

  • FM Zarif 2021-02-02 21:49

    Iran FM dismisses U.S. counterpart’s claim on nuclear breakout time

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the claim by his American counterpart that Iran could be weeks away from developing nuclear weapons by saying that claim was more aimed at public opinion than reality.

  • Blinken 2021-02-02 21:49

    Blinken says U.S. will rejoin JCPOA if Iran reverses its nuclear measures

    TEHRAN - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says his country will return to the Iran nuclear deal if Tehran returns to compliance with the terms of the agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Biden 2021-02-02 21:47

    American bottleneck

    TEHRAN – The Biden administration has now made it clear that it expects Iran to make the first move to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. On the other hand, Iran has also said that it expects Washington to break from the failed policies of the Trump administration and return to the nuclear deal.

  • Zarif 2021-02-02 12:57

    Zarif: U.S. has ‘limited window of opportunity’ to return to nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran is ready for a new relationship with the United States but the clock is ticking.

  • he International Crisis Group (ICG) 2021/02/02

    By Azin Sahabi

    Crisis Group recommends  how to revive the JCPOA

    TEHRAN- The International Crisis Group (ICG), also known as the Crisis Group, is a transnational think tank run by policymakers and academics. It conducts research and analysis on global crises. The ICG has described itself as "working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world."

  • General Salami 2021-02-01 21:39

    Top general praises Iran’s self sufficiency

    TEHRAN - Major General Hossein Salami, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says that Iran has grown so self-sufficient and self-reliant in different fields that it can continue its path of progress without agreement with world powers, according to the Fars news agency.

  • Andrew Korybko 2021-02-01 15:18

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. wants to weaponize JCPOA to eliminate Iran's deterrent missile capabilities: American analyst

    TEHRAN – An American geopolitical analyst says Washington is trying to use the JCPO as pretext to weaken Iran’s defense system through expanding negotiations to other topics such as Iran’s defensive missile capability.

  • Barbara Slavin 2021-02-01 14:54

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    JCPOA is not renegotiable: American foreign policy expert

    Noting that “the JCPOA is not renegotiable”, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council says the Iranian missile program cannot be addressed within nuclear negotiations.

  • Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian politician 2021/02/01

    By Azin Sahabi

    Deciphering ‘maximum diplomacy’:  Machiavellianism in practice

    When it comes to Trump’s approach to Iran, the phrase “maximum pressure” declared by Mike Pompeo at The Heritage Foundation, mostly comes to mind. On the other hand, the term “maximum diplomacy” has been used in some formal and informal comments by U.S and EU officials on diplomatic relations with Iran. But what is the origin of “maximum pressure” and what does “maximum diplomacy” imply?

  • Qalibaf 2021-01-31 22:12

    Qalibaf says U.S. has no right to set preconditions to rejoin JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, the speaker of the Iranian parliament, says, “Instead of setting preconditions for fulfilling its obligations under the JCPOA, the U.S. has to think about fulfilling its obligations and take serious action to lift the sanctions.”

  • FM 2021-01-31 22:04

    Is Russia mediating between Iran and U.S. on JCPOA?

    TEHRAN – As Iran and the United States moved to vociferously set their preconditions for any revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Russia quietly reached out to Tehran and Washington to address the “problem” of reviving the multilateral nuclear agreement.

  • Amouei 2021-01-31 22:03

    Saudi Arabia has nothing to do with JCPOA: senior MP

    TEHRAN - Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has responded to a French call to include Saudi Arabia in any future talks with Iran about the nuclear issue by saying that there are no links between Riyadh and the issue.

  • Malley 2021-01-30 20:58

    A fake carrot to Iran

    TEHRAN – Joe Biden’s selection of Rob Malley as Iran envoy has sparked bitter dispute between hawks and progressives. They have launched media campaigns defending or opposing his selection. Hawks accuse him of going soft on Iran while progressives underline that the appointment of Malley will rekindle diplomacy with Iran.

  • U.S. diplomat 2021-01-30 20:15

    Washington, Moscow held ‘serious and meaningful’ dialogue on JCPOA

    TEHRAN – U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan has said in an interview that Washington and Moscow have held serious talks about the situation around the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Kochavi 2021-01-30 20:14

    Head of Israeli military in hot water over ‘empty’ threat against Iran

    TEHRAN - Top Israeli military figures have denounced as “empty” and “inappropriate” the recent threats against Iran issued by the Israeli regime’s army chief of staff lieutenant general Aviv Kochavi.

  • From left to right: James Phillips, Michael Rubin, Richard Goldberg, Ilan Berman 2021-01-30 17:29

    The Heritage Foundation to the Oval Office:

    Not to back off any sanctions, cast the new deal as a treaty

    TEHRAN- The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. which has a significant influence on U.S. public policymaking.

  • Takhtravanchi 2021-01-30 10:40

    Iran diplomat says 'window is closing' for Biden to rejoin nuclear deal

    Iran's highest-ranking diplomat in the USA warned the Biden administration it "must act quickly" to return to the 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by President Donald Trump "because the window is closing" for Washington to lift economic sanctions before Tehran's deadline, USA Today reported on Thursday.