• Antonio Guterres 2021-01-29 11:43

    UN chief calls for U.S., Iran to revitalize nuclear deal

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Thursday for the United States and Iran to work together to break their current stalemate on the international nuclear accord but said he did not expect a quick outcome.

  • Zarif 2021-01-27 22:19

    Iran rejects French call for Iran to firstly comply with JCPOA before U.S. return

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has responded to a French call that Iran should reverse its nuclear measures before the U.S. returns to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers.

  • Israel-Arab ties 2021-01-27 22:10

    Israel-Arab axis moves on to next goal against Iran

    Malign objective

    TEHRAN – While the new U.S. administration is still a “long way” from fully rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Israel and its Arab allies raise alarm bells about any efforts by the U.S. or its European allies to revive the nuclear deal, a move that will not only complicate the situation around the nuclear deal but will also escalate tensions in the region.

  • اسلاوین، فیتزپاتریک و سرور 2021-01-27 17:17

    By Hamid Bayati

    Three top American scholars optimistic about revival of JCPOA

    TEHRAN – In interviews with the Tehran Times and Mehr news agency three senior American scholars are optimistic about restoring the 2015 nuclear deal – JCPOA – in view of the fact that Joe Biden’s candidates for foreign policy and national security team, including Jake Sullivan, Tony Blinken, William Burns, and Wendy Sherman, helped craft the nuclear agreement. 

  • Vaezi 2021-01-27 13:59

    Tehran shrugs off Israeli military threats, says it is unable to attack Iran

    TEHRAN – Iranian officials have responded to the stark threats issued by the head of Israel’s military against Iran, saying the Israelis use warmongering rhetoric but they are unable to do anything against Iran.

  • Lavrov 2021-01-26 21:15

    Salvation of JCPOA one of the most acute topics, Russian FM says

    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear is one of the most urgent issues he discussed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

  • Ambassador 2021-01-26 21:15

    Iran waits for Biden to make the first diplomatic move: ambassador

    TEHRAN - Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi has said Iran has no plans to hold talks with the Biden administration and is waiting for the new U.S. president to take the first step to lift sanctions and return the U.S. to the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Spox 2021-01-25 21:49

    Iran says won’t reverse nuclear measures unless U.S. implements UNSCR 2231

    TEHRAN – Iran will not back down from the nuclear steps it has taken in response to the United States withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal unless the new U.S. administration returns to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

  • Hassan Beheshtipour 2021-01-25 10:54

    Biden can lift economic sanctions through executive orders, expert says

    TEHRAN- Hassan Beheshtipour, an international relations expert, says new U.S. President Joe Biden has the power to lift the sanctions that were imposed against Iran through executive order.

  • JCPOA 2021-01-24 21:53

    Global effort needed to end chilling effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran: Guardian 

    In a commentary on January 22, The Guardian said the U.S. sanctions on Iran may have been unilateral, but their chilling effect was global and therefore global efforts, especially by the Europeans, are needed to end them.

  • Biden 2021-01-24 20:14

    Is Biden's cabinet Iran-friendly?

    Not a friend; definitely

    TEHRAN – While Joe Biden himself has vowed to find a “smarter way” to tighten the noose on Iran, Washington hawks and their allies in the region keep expressing concerns over some of Biden’s picks for top foreign policy and national security jobs.

  • Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi 2021-01-24 18:18

    MP: Iran should not let Tel Aviv, Riyadh to aggravate Iran’s ties with the West

    TEHRAN - Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi, a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Parliament, suggest all “should support the government to manage tensions and challenges between Iran and the West and not allow Israel and some rival countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia, to aggravate the situation.”

  • Hickey 2021-01-23 22:12

    UK hopes Biden would start talks with Iran over new deal: ambassador

    TEHRAN – Stephen Hickey, Britain's ambassador to Iraq, has expressed hope that the new U.S. administration will start talks with Iran about how to strike a new deal with the West Asian country.

  • JCPOA 2021-01-23 22:06

    The tale of snail-paced diplomacy and the narrowing window to revive JCPOA

    Running out of patience

    TEHRAN – Iran is moving in the direction of implementing a nuclear law that will make it difficult for the United States and its allies to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Zarif 2021-01-23 21:59

    Zarif calls on U.S. to choose comity over failed Trump policies

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the United States has to make a fundamental choice under President Joe Biden.

  • Araghchi 2021-01-23 15:50

    JCPOA is the right framework for dialogue, Araqchi says

    ‘Iran has no interest to make direct contact with U.S although Biden takes office’

    TEHRAN - Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs, says Tehran has no interest to make direct contact with the U.S., saying that the JCPOA is the right framework for dialogue.

  • Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, Iran’s oil minister 2021-01-23 10:44

    Trump failed to decrease Iranian oil export to zero: minister

    TEHRAN - Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, Iran’s oil minister, said on Friday that the Islamic Republic did not allow the Trump administration to decrease Iranian oil export to zero.

  • American Enterprise Institute (AEI) 2021-01-23 10:41

    AEI guidelines for Biden: Maximum pressure campaign on the table

    TEHRAN- The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, known simply as the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), is a Washington, D.C.–based think tank that researches government, politics, economics, and social welfare.

  • Jean-Yves Le Drian 2021-01-23 10:16

    France uses the opportunity in new U.S. administration to pressure Iran

    TEHRAN - On Thursday, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French foreign minister, demanded Iran to immediately return to its commitments under the nuclear deal to restrict Tehran’s nuclear program.

  • Ashton, Hagel 2021-01-23 09:59

    Iran tasting ‘victory’ in resisting Trump, won't succumb to more maximum pressure: Ashton, Hagel

    A return to the Iran nuclear deal is the necessary first step

    TEHRAN – Former European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who led nuclear negotiations with Iran before Federica Mogherini, and former U.S. defense secretary Chuck Hagel believe it is a “flawed” idea to imagine that building on Donald Trump’s maximum pressure campaign will make Tehran give more concessions, noting Iran that has tasted “victory” in resisting Trump, “will not succumb to more maximum pressure.”

  • Vaezi 2021-01-22 22:00

    Iran won’t renegotiate JCPOA: Vaezi

    TEHRAN – Iran had once negotiated the 2015 nuclear deal – officially called the JCPOA - and it will not renegotiate it anymore, but it will pursue the lifting of sanctions, Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian president’s chief of staff, said on Friday.

  • U.S.-Israel ties 2021-01-22 20:55

    Israeli trap

    TEHRAN – From ostensibly revising military options for a possible clash with Iran to signaling a united front with some Persian Gulf’s Arab states against Tehran, Israeli are on the run to make any thaw in Iran-U.S. relations a difficult task, something that the new U.S. president needs to be aware of if he wants to avoid repeating the mistakes his predecessor made in the West Asia region.

  • Josep Borrell 2021-01-20 21:45

    EU’s Borrell hopeful to see revival of JCPOA

    TEHRAN – European Union foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell has sharply criticized the Trump administration for the U.S withdrawal from the JCPOA and insists it is necessary the new U.S. President Joe Biden rejoin the deal as soon as possible.

  • Zarif 2021-01-20 21:37

    Iran’s missile program not subject to negotiation, Zarif says

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday called the JCPOA a “strong agreement” which has been approved unanimously by the United Nations Security Council.

  • Rouhani 2021-01-20 21:17

    Trump died while JCPOA still alive: Rouhani

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the outgoing U.S. president, Donald Trump, who withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in 2018, died while the deal is still alive.

  • 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.

  • JCPOA 2021-01-20 13:36

    Expert enumerates nine hurdles to revitalizing JCPOA

    TEHRAN - A West Asia security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University, enumerates nine hurdles to revitalize the nuclear deal – JCPOA - that Iran signed with the 5+1 nations - the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany - in July 2015.

  • Hossein Dehghani is Iran's Ambassador to Belgium 2021-01-20 11:54

    By Amb. G. Hossein Dehghani

    JCPOA implementation amid a tug of war between rhetoric and facts

    The man behind the insurrection at home and disarray abroad!

  • Hossein Askari 2021-01-20 10:40

    Iran’s missiles should be non-negotiable: GWU professor

    Professor Askari says any agreement between Iran and the U.S. “must be ratified by the Senate”

    TEHRAN – A professor from the George Washington University suggests that Iran should not compromise on its defensive missile program in case the Biden administration is willing to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Zarif 2021-01-19 22:03

    Zarif: I follow Leader’s guidelines on JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said on Tuesday that he follows the guidelines set by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution toward the JCPOA, the official name for the 2015 nuclear deal.