• Ghaderi 2019-02-02 09:30

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    There remains ambiguity about the SPV even though it exists

    TEHRAN - Finally, after months of delay, the foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France and Germany announced in a joint statement that they have set up a financing mechanism to skirt American sanctions and keep the 2015 Iran nuclear deal alive.

  • Theater Forum director Shahram Gilabadi speaks during a session held at the center in Tehran on January 29, 2019 to discuss the theatrical interactions between Iran and France. (ILNA/Mehdi Nasiri)  2019-01-30 19:21

    Theatrical interactions between Iran, France discussed in Tehran  

    TEHRAN – The Theater Forum was playing host to a session on Tuesday to discuss the theatrical interactions between Iran and France.

  • Tehran hits back at French sanctions threats 2019-01-26 20:06

    Tehran hits back at French sanctions threats

    TEHRAN – Iran has strongly criticized France for threatening Tehran with new sanctions over its missile program, vowing to reconsider its relations with European countries if such sanctions are imposed.

  • Poland's President Andrzej Duda and U.S President Donald Trump a 2019-01-20 10:42

    By Payman Yazdani

    Poland is weak and submissive enough to host U.S.’ aggression against Iran and Russia: expert

    TEHRAN - Commenting on the U.S. isolation and differences with its heavy weight European allies on Middle East, Anthony Cartalucci says that poland is the only weak and submissive european nation which is forced to host American’s aggrasion against Iran and Russia.

  • Iran's vice president Jahangiri 2019-01-09 15:17

    Can EU make decisions independently of U.S., asks Iran's vice president Jahangiri

    Jahangiri: In reality, we haven’t seen any effective performance from the EU”

    Much depends on the position of the European Union. European leaders have committed to maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with or without Washington’s support. But Tehran accuses Europe of failing to match its words with concrete action.

  • French police’s handling of protests ‘unacceptable’: Tehran 2018-12-17 20:44

    French police’s handling of protests ‘unacceptable’: Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehran on Monday criticized the French police for its handling of the recent protests as “unacceptable”, urging the French government to practice self-control in the face of the unrest.

  • درگیری پلیس فرانسه با جلیقه زردها 2018-12-11 21:26

    Iranian human rights organization worried over situation in France

    TEHRAN – In a statement on Monday, Iran’s Human Rights Headquarters expressed concern over the violence exercised by the French police against protestors.

  • Hosting SPV by France, Germany ‘a step forward’: expert 2018-12-10 21:34

    Hosting SPV by France, Germany ‘a step forward’: expert

    TEHRAN – An expert on international affairs says the news report that France and Germany have agreed to host the special vehicle purpose (SPV) seems to be “a step forward” despite being long overdue.

  • Sadeq Amoli Larijani 2018-12-10 20:29

    Iran's Judiciary: West's double-standards revealed in reaction to French riots

    TEHRAN – Iran's Judiciary chief has blasted the Western states for their double-standard approach to police violence against demonstrators in France’s ongoing riots.

  • spv 2018-12-09 20:15

    By staff and agency

    France, Germany agree to host payment channel to Iran

    France and Germany have agreed to host the special vehicle purpose (SPV), a special payment channel created by Europe as part of its efforts to keep trade flowing with Iran in defiance of U.S. sanctions.

  • UN security council 2018-12-05 19:52

    Anti-Iran consensus fails at UN 

    TEHRAN – Attempts to bring the United Nations Security Council into a consensus against Iran’s missile tests failed to achieve the desired conclusion sought by the U.S., France and Britain.

  • Macron Merkel 2018-11-27 13:05

    France, Germany may host payment channel aimed at bypassing sanctions on Iran

    France and Germany will likely host the Special Vehicle Purpose (SPV), a special payment channel created by Europe as part of its efforts to keep trade flowing with Iran in defiance of U.S. sanctions, senior diplomats told the Wall Street Journal.

  • Iran gas projet 2018-11-27 09:28

    China replaces France in Iran gas project

    TEHRAN _ In what is likely to give a significant boost to Iran-China trade, China's state-owned CNPC has replaced France's Total in Iran's multibillion-dollar South Pars gas project, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh announced.

  • Marc Finaud, France Former spokesman of Foreign Ministry 2018-11-21 10:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Transatlantic differences justify European efforts to become more autonomous: Finaud 

    TEHRAN - Marc Finaud, the former French Foreign Ministry spokesman, says that “the reasons why France and Germany saw an interest in developing further EU strategic autonomy were related to the apparent reduced American interest in transatlantic solidarity, and the prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the EU, because the UK was one of the two leading military powers in Europe but always opposed any progress towards a ‘European army’.”

  • Alireza Motamedi and Sahar Dowlatshahi act in a scene from “Reza”.  2018-11-14 18:24


    “Reza” to compete in Belfort Entrevues filmfest

    TEHRAN – Iranian director Alireza Motamedi’s film “Reza” will be screened in the official competition of the 33rd Belfort Entrevues International Film Festival in France.

  • kamalvandi 2018-11-13 20:49

    Iran, Europe to continue nuclear cooperation

    TEHRAN - Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has said that Iran and Europe will continue their nuclear cooperation in the next two years.

  • macron may merkel 2018-10-20 10:37

    By Saeed Sobhani

    What Is Europe's Strategy on the JCPOA?

    TEHRAN - The disputes over the "future of the nuclear deal" are still ongoing. The analysis of this conflict is not so easy, considering the remarkable relations between Washington and Europe. In other words, Western officials look at the nuclear deal not as an "independent legal variable", but as a "dependent political variable".

  • Bolton is obsessed with Iran: French official 2018-10-05 21:32

    Bolton is obsessed with Iran: French official

    TEHRAN – “Bolton is obsessed with Iran, and everything else plays second fiddle,” said one senior official from France, whose president, Emmanuel Macron, pleaded unsuccessfully with Trump to remain in the Iran nuclear deal during an April visit to the White House, Reuters reported.

  • MP: Iran pursuing case of diplomat detained in France 2018-10-04 00:45

    MP: Iran pursuing case of diplomat detained in France

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said Iran is following up on the case of the Iranian diplomat detained in France.

  • Mohammad Ghaderi 2018-09-28 07:40

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Macron tries to complete Trump's project

    The Elysee Palace continues its direct play on the U.S. ground. The evidences suggest that French President, Emmanuel Macron, is once again planning to get involved in a "predetermined game" over bringing up the issue of making a "complementary agreement" regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at the United Nations General Assembly, and then ask Washington to return to the nuclear deal if Iran agrees to restrain its missile and regional capabilities!

  • Javad Zarif - Federica Mogherini 2018-09-25 12:25

    EU and Iran agree on new payment system to skirt U.S. sanctions

    In a major snub to the United States, the European Union (EU) has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering U.S. sanctions. 

  • کمیسیون اروپا 2018-09-24 23:36

    European powers back Iran deal ahead of UN summit

    TEHRAN – A number of European leaders have expressed support for the 2015 nuclear deal ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.

  • محمود خاقانی 2018-09-17 12:37

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    EU, Iran clearing the way for business and trade

    The news that Germany, France & UK are actively considering a “Clearing House” to facilitate Iran's global commerce is probably the most important development in financial & energy markets for many years.

  • embassy 2018-09-16 21:35

    MP calls on Iran’s Foreign Ministry to summon French ambassador

    TEHRAN - Iranian lawmaker Mohammad Dehqan, who is a member to Iran-France parliamentary friendship group, has called on the Iranian Foreign Ministry to summon French ambassador to Tehran.

  • macron may merkel 2018-09-16 14:07

    Europe looks to thwart Trump’s Iran sanctions

    Europe’s biggest economic powers are planning to create a “special purpose” financial company to thwart U.S. President Donald Trump’s sanctions and help Iran to continue to sell oil in the EU.

  • france 2018-09-15 20:30

    La police fail Iran embassy

    TEHRAN – The French police failed to act swiftly to protect Iran’s diplomatic grounds when Komola terrorists assaulted the Iranian embassy in Paris on Friday.

  • Iran EU 2018-09-15 14:14

    EU seeks to bypass U.S. sanctions on Iran with trade finance tool

    EU powers are in talks over launching a payments channel that would enable European companies to trade with Iran as part of efforts to defy U.S. sanctions and keep alive a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran.

  • Iranian companies to partake in Paris tourism fair 2018-09-09 17:18

    Iranian companies to partake in Paris tourism fair

    TEHRAN – Several Iranian travel businesses and exhibitors are scheduled to participate in the 40th International French travel market (IFTM Top Resa 2018), a four-day tourism exhibit running at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from September 25 to 28.

  • Qassemi: ‘Ill-wishers’ targeting Tehran-Paris relations 2018-09-01 10:37

    Qassemi: ‘Ill-wishers’ targeting Tehran-Paris relations

    Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday dismissed media reports that France has told its diplomats to postpone all non-essential trips to Iran, warning about attempts aimed at undermining relations between the Islamic Republic and European countries, especially France.

  • Germany, Britain, France 2018-08-13 10:34

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Does Europe make its decisive decision?

    Officials from three European countries, Germany, Britain and France, have also delayed offering their package to maintain a nuclear deal with Iran. This delay, b, has been quite purposeful. However, it should be noted that Europe has little chance of gaining the trust of the Iranian people! The trust of Iranians in the three European countries after their accompaniment with Tramp in a nuclear ambitions change has largely disappeared.