• Khawar Qureshi QC 2020/12/29

    *By Professor Khawar Qureshi QC

    The Importance of International Law – the JCPOA must be upheld

    It often said that International Law is predominantly a tool for some States to pursue their own aims and justify their actions against others. However, whilst International Law and its institutions are far from perfect, they provide the only viable means through which States can interact with each other on a basis of mutual respect and co-operation.

  • Delfi 2020-12-27 19:44

    Europe suffered greatest damage from Trump’s Iran deal exit: ex-envoy

    TEHRAN – A former Iranian ambassador to France has said the European countries suffered the greatest damage from the United States’ withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Rezaee 2020-12-27 19:36

    EC secretary: U.S. must be forced to lift sanctions

    TEHRAN – The secretary of the Expediency Council has said the United States must be forced to lift the sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Parliament 2020-12-26 23:58

    E3 forced to back down

    TEHRAN – The nuclear law passed by the Iranian Parliament has forced the West to change course on Iran in the nuclear issue, Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, says.

  • Spox 2020-12-25 21:23

    Russia calls for unconditional U.S. return to JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Russia has once again called on the United States to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal without “any preconditions or extra demands,” Russian state news agency TASS reported.

  • Spox 2020-12-23 19:52

    Iran will not renegotiate JCPOA: spokesman

    TEHRAN – Iran will not renegotiate a deal that had already been negotiated painstakingly, says Alireza Miryousefi, spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations.

  • UN 2020-12-23 19:50

    UN calls for efforts to preserve JCPOA

    TEHRAN – A senior United Nations official has called on signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers to make efforts to preserve the agreement.

  • russia 2020-12-23 18:39

    Russia expects U.S. to fully rejoin Iran deal, says envoy

    TEHRAN – Russia says it expects the United States to fully rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, formally referred to as the JCPOA, without preconditions.

  • putin 2020-12-23 18:39

    Putin, Macron underline need to salvage JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have stressed the need to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, less than a month after the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who has promised to join the deal.

  • Majid Takht-Ravanchi 2020-12-23 18:35

    Iran terms as ‘unacceptable’ any proposal to revise, renegotiate or extend JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has rejected as “unacceptable” any proposal to revise, renegotiate or extend the 2015 nuclear pact as contrary to UN Security Council resolution 2231.

  • Trump-Biden 2020-12-23 13:25

    By Martin Love

    Sustained and rare, honest goodwill by the U.S. is its only salvation now…

    It would appear that the primary question regarding whether the JCPOA will be resurrected and sanctions dropped is on whose terms this might happen, if ever.

  • Ashok Swain 2020-12-23 11:59

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. role in West Asia has never been constructive: Indian professor

    TEHRAN – An Indian academic says that Washington has never played a “constructive” role in the West Asia region.

  • Yi 2020-12-22 21:12

    China makes new proposal to save JCPOA at high-level meeting

    TEHRAN – China has made a new proposal to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers while underlining that the United States' withdrawal from the nuclear deal is the root cause of problems.

  • FM 2020-12-22 20:54

    U.S. should return to JCPOA without preconditions: Russia

    TEHRAN - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the United States should avoid setting preconditions for its return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-22 20:53

    It’s Iran, not the U.S. that should set preconditions

    TEHRAN – During the recent high-level meeting of the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it was underlined that the United States should not set any preconditions for its return to the 2015 nuclear deal. But some participants missed the point and forgot that the U.S. is not in a position to put forward preconditions for its return.

  • Rabiei 2020-12-22 17:55

    Tehran urges Europe to honor JCPOA duties instead of voicing concerns

    TEHRAN — Government spokesman Ali Rabiei has said that Iran cannot be the only party that fulfills its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), urging the European parties to the deal to return to their commitments instead of expressing concerns about it.

  • JCPOA meeting 2020-12-21 20:13

    European plot: How to kill an agreement?

    TEHRAN – While other parties to the Iran nuclear deal underline the need to strike a balance between rights and obligations within the deal, the Europeans keep calling on Iran to reverse its nuclear measures that are meant to bring back balance to the nuclear deal.

  • Majid Takht-Ravanchi 2020-12-20 21:11

    INSTEX proved ineffective in the past two years: Iran’s UN envoy

    TEHRAN – Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, has said that INSTEX, a mechanism aimed at facilitating legitimate trade with Iran, has proved ineffective over the past two years.

  • Shashank Joshi 2020-12-20 15:18

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    No guarantee a Republican administration won't quit nuclear deal again: expert

    TEHRAN – A defense editor at the Economist says that there is no guarantee that a possible Republican administration in the U.S. will not breach the nuclear deal again.

  • Anton Khlopkov 2020-12-19 22:11

    By Mohammad Ali Saki

    Russia says Trump’s policies have eroded trust in U.S. 

    TEHRAN - Director of the Russian Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) says the policies adopted by the outgoing Trump administration have raised serious questions over the reliability of the U.S. as a partner.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-19 22:04

    Grossi remarks spark suspicions about European-led extortion plan against Iran

    TEHRAN – The UN nuclear chief’s remarks on the need to hammer out a new nuclear agreement with Iran, which is in line with what the top German diplomat called “nuclear agreement plus,” sparked suspicions in Iran that the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany and the UK (E3)- are not acting in good faith.

  • Rabiei 2020-12-19 18:13

    Government calls for unified efforts to nullify, lift sanctions

    TEHRAN – Government spokesman Ali Rabiei has called for unified efforts to nullify or lift the U.S. sanctions, referring to recent remarks by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as guidance to fight off the illegal sanctions.

  • Grossi 2020-12-18 20:39

    By M.A. Saki

    Serious doubts about Grossi’s intentions 

    Rafael Grossi, the director general of the Atomic Energy Agency, has said reviving Iran’s nuclear deal under U.S. President-elect Joe Biden would require striking a new agreement setting out how Iran’s reduction of commitments should be reversed.

  • China 2020-12-18 20:19

    China rejects possibility of JCPOA renegotiation

    TEHRAN — The director-general of the department of arms control in China’s Foreign Ministry, Fu Cong, has said China does not support any renegotiation of the Iran nuclear pact, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Kazem Gharibabadi 2020-12-18 20:18

    Iran hits back at IAEA chief’s call for new agreement, says JCPOA not renegotiable

    TEHRAN – There will be no renegotiations on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and even if the deal is revived there would also be no need for a new document on the UN atomic watchdog’s role in implementing the deal, Iran said in response to UN atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi’s remarks on the need to strike a new agreement to revive the Iran deal.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-16 21:52

    Foreign ministers from JCPOA parties to hold talks on Dec. 21

    JCPOA Joint Commission holds online meeting

    TEHRAN - The Joint Commission of the JCPOA was convened in Vienna on Wednesday. It was attended online by deputy foreign ministers and political directors from Iran, Russia, China, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2020-12-16 14:27

    JCPOA Joint Commission meeting is regular and usual: Iran

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, says the Joint Commission of the JCPOA (the official name for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal) is going to hold a normal and usual meeting.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-16 10:55

    11 Europeans’ JCPOA commitments that were reneged on

    TEHRAN – As the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal move to turn the heat on Iran by trying to widen the scope of the nuclear deal, a publication close to the office of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution put the spotlight on the Leader’s remarks on the European non-compliance with the nuclear deal.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-15 21:42

    JCPOA talks will go ahead as planned: EU diplomat

    TEHRAN – The European Union-Iran talks on the 2015 nuclear deal will go ahead as planned despite the controversy over the execution of Rouhollah Zam, an EU foreign service spokesman said, according to Euobserver.

  • WH 2020-12-15 21:39

    Trump’s pressure campaign against Iran failed: former WH official

    TEHRAN – U.S. President Donald Trump has sought to reach a new deal with Iran through exerting pressure on it but he failed to get any deal with Iran, former assistant director for National Security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has said.