• Ravanchi 2021-01-19 21:51

    U.S. must unconditionally lift all sanctions, Iran insists

    TEHRAN – Iran will not renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal and that the U.S. must lift all sanctions it imposed on Iran since 2018, Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said in an interview with ISNA on Tuesday.

  • Iran's nuclear program 2021-01-19 21:42

    By Saeed K. Mavadat

    Iran outlines plan to tackle possible U.S. return to JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iranian officials have moved to elaborate on Iran’s strategy to tackle a possible U.S. willingness to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal on the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  • Ali Rabiei 2021-01-19 18:59

    Iran: We haven’t received any messages from the Biden team

    TEHRAN – Ali Rabiei, the Iranian government spokesman, said on Tuesday that Tehran’s position over a possible return of the Biden administration to the JCPOA has been uttered repeatedly by Iranian officials.

  • FM 2021-01-19 17:49

    Qatar urges Arab states to start talks with Iran

    TEHRAN – Qatar has called on the Persian Gulf’s Arab states to seize on the momentum of reconciliation drive in the region and patch up their differences with Iran.

  • Vaezi 2021-01-18 22:24

    U.S. return to JCPOA contingent on lifting Trump-era sanctions: Vaezi

  • Macron 2021-01-18 22:19

    Trumpism behind French face

    TEHRAN – In an abrupt reversal of its Iran policy, France has struck a hardline tone on Iran, adopting more or less a Trumpian approach toward the Islamic Republic in a range of pressing issues such as the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Stephen Herzog 2021-01-18 11:48

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    ‘Compliance-for-compliance’ approach needed to reinstate JCPOA: Harvard researcher

    TEHRAN – Stephen Herzog, a research fellow at the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University, predicts that Iran and the U.S. will follow a “compliance-for-compliance” approach to revive the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • MP 2021-01-17 19:40

    Biden must unconditionally return to JCPOA: senior MP

    TEHRAN – Shahriar Heydari, deputy head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has called on U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to unconditionally return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • 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.

  • Jean-Yves Le Drian 2021-01-17 11:40

    French FM says it is urgent U.S. returns to JCPOA, asks Iran to revise nuclear policy

    TEHRAN - The French foreign minister has said it urgent that Tehran abides by the terms of the nuclear agreement and Washington returns to the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Secretary Pompeo 2021-01-13 21:15

    The Pompeo ploy

    TEHRAN – In a sign of inability to prevent the incoming administration from rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resorted to what he took from the CIA archives to cook up a new story against Iran.

  • Mark Fitzpatrick 2021-01-13 12:05

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Any pre-condition will complicate return to JCPOA: Fitzpatrick

    TEHRAN – A group of experts on non-proliferation and diplomacy penned a letter to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, calling for an immediate return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

  • EU 2021-01-12 21:48

    EU reaffirms support for JCPOA

    TEHRAN – The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, issued a declaration on Monday on behalf of the EU’s position regarding the Iran nuclear deal expressing support for the agreement.

  • 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.

  • Sanctions 2021-01-12 21:36

    U.S. should lift sanctions before rejoining JCPOA

    The final say

    TEHRAN – Iran has not benefited from the 2015 nuclear deal and that it is not in a rush to get the United States to return to the nuclear deal because if the U.S. is to return to the deal without lifting its sanctions, it is Washington, not Tehran, that will benefit from the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Ali Rabiei 2021-01-12 18:03

    Iran: Renegotiating the JCPOA is out of question

    TEHRAN – Ali Rabiei, the spokesperson for the Rouhani government, asserted on Tuesday that a renegotiation of the 2015 nuclear deal is “impossible”, stressing that the fulfilment of commitments, and no talks, is the only path forward.

  • 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.

  • Ghalibaf 2021-01-10 15:42

    Ghalibaf: If the West does not recognize the rights of Iranians, it will pay the price

    TEHRAN – Iran's Parliament speaker says the European countries that have been following the U.S. illegal sanctions should recognize and respect the rights of the Iranian people, otherwise, they should pay a price.

  • Sanctions 2021-01-09 21:15

    Every single sanction an obstacle to reviving JCPOA

    TEHRAN – With the Biden team gearing up to take the helm in the White House, opponents of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal do their utmost to undercut any U.S. plan to rejoin the nuclear deal and ensure that the current economic pressure on Iran would continue for the foreseeable future.

  • Ahmad Amirabadi 2021-01-09 18:08

    We will expel IAEA inspectors if sanctions not lifted by Feb. 21: MP

    TEHRAN – Ahmad Amirabadi, a member of the Parliament Presiding Board, says Iran will definitely expel the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors if sanctions against the Islamic Republic are not lifted by February 21.

  • Takht Ravanchi 2021-01-06 18:54

    Diplomat says Iran focused on domestic capabilities to neutralize sanctions

    TEHRAN – Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has reiterated Iran’s insistence on tapping into domestic capabilities to neutralize the United States’ illegal sanctions.

  • Spox 2021-01-05 21:58

    China urges restraint, calls for unconditional U.S. return to JCPOA

    TEHRAN - In its first reaction to Iran’s announcement on resuming 20 percent uranium enrichment, China has urged all stakeholders of the 2015 nuclear deal to exercise restraint while pushing for an unconditional return of the United States to the nuclear deal.

  • 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.

  • Araghchi 2021-01-05 15:49

    Iran can enrich uranium beyond 20% if necessary, says top nuclear negotiator

    TEHRAN — Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said Iran can enrich uranium beyond 20% if it needed to, emphasizing that the country’s enrichment program continues based on its needs.

  • 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.

  • IAEA 2021-01-02 19:56

    Diplomat says Iran’s letter to IAEA is ‘self-explanatory’

    TEHRAN – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has acknowledged that Iran plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its Fordow facility, a month after the Iranian Parliament passed a bill that tasked the government with scaling up the country’s nuclear program.

  • Iran 2021-01-02 16:52

    Iran to increase uranium enrichment level to 20%: nuclear chief

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to increase uranium enrichment level to 20% as soon as possible, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said late on Friday amid simmering tensions with the United States.

  • Daryl Kimball 2020-12-30 17:42

    By Hamid Bayati

    EU, Germany and Biden administration agree that JCPOA is a win-win: Kimball

    TEHRAN - Daryl G. Kimball, the executive director of the Arms Control Association, says the European Union, Germany, and the Biden administration are united in their positions that a full implementation of the Iran nuclear deal by each side is a “win-win”.

  • UN 2020-12-29 21:21

    Ireland to do everything it can to preserve JCPOA at UN Security Council

    TEHRAN – Ireland has said it will work to preserve a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers when it secures a seat on the UN Security Council in early January, vowing to do everything in its power to preserve the nuclear deal.

  • Deputy FM 2020-12-29 21:19

    Russia Rejects Germany’s JCPOA plus offer

    TEHRAN – Russia has rejected a German offer to substitute the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with a new deal, calling such a deal “wrong and inconvenient.”