Joe Biden


  • 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.

  • Congress 2021-01-31 18:00

    Congress will likely put up barrier in the way of Biden to rejoin nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - The new Biden administration may find it difficult to revive the nuclear deal endorsed by the UN Security Council in 2015 due to the likely opposition by Congress, according to Politico, an American magazine.

  • 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. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan 2021-01-30 15:55

    Biden priority is dealing with Iran's nuclear program: Sullivan

    U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Friday that a critical early priority for the Biden administration is to resolve the nuclear stalemate with Iran, saying Tehran is getting closer to having enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon

  • 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.

  • Robert Malley 2021-01-30 10:17

    By Azin Sahabi

    Robert Malley: More demanding for Tehran to deal with

    TEHRAN- U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to appoint Robert Malley as special envoy for Iran was reported on January 28 by The New York Times, citing two senior State Department officials. A senior State Department official confirming earlier reports, reassured the Associated Press of the appointment, too

  • Takhtravanchi 2021-01-29 23:56

    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.

  • Iran-Saudi Arabia ties 2021-01-29 23:52

    Saudis betting on the wrong horse

    TEHRAN – In the early weeks of his appointment as Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif requested a meeting with General Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, to discuss how to patch up relations with Saudi Arabia.

  • جنگنده اف 35 آمریکا 2021-01-29 17:14

    Biden administration pauses weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

    The United States is reviewing weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorised by former President Donald Trump, a move that Secretary of State Antony Blinken said was “typical” of a new administration.

  • 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.

  • Dennis Ross 2021/01/27

    By Azin Sahabi

    U.S. negotiation strategy in view of Washington Institute for Near East Policy

    In the coming weeks, TRANSITION 2021 memos by Washington Institute for Near East Policy will address the broad issues facing the Biden administration in the West Asia region.

  • Merkel-Biden 2021-01-27 17:16

    Biden and Merkel discuss Iran 

    New U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday held their first phone call, discussing a range of issues including the issues surrounding the Iran nuclear deal.

  • 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.

  • Biden 2021/01/25

    By Rakib Al Hasan

    New U.S. administration: Challenges and opportunities

    Joe Biden has been elected as the new president of the United States in a victory. Trump's defeat has brought global relief.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Armed Trump supporters protest Biden win with rallies across United State 2021-01-20 11:33

    Armed Trump supporters protest Biden win with rallies across United State

    Supporters of President Donald Trump gathered outside several state capitol buildings in various U.S. states on Sunday, some of whom were armed, despite increased security created by the National Guard and military members who stationed outside.