European Union

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  • EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Iran on Monday 2018-12-07 21:25

    EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Iran on Monday

    TEHRAN – The EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) will meet in Brussels on December 10 to exchange views on the relations between the EU and Iran among other issues including Ukraine, EU-African Union cooperation, Western Balkans, and Venezuela.

  • Euro 2018-12-07 13:36

    EU plans to do all oil transactions with other states in euros: Iran

    The European Union is going to ditch the US dollar and use its own currency in oil contracts worth 300 billion euros, an Iranian official said, quoting a European commissioner.

  • ‘EU failed to make tangible efforts to save nuclear deal’ 2018-12-05 20:35

    ‘EU failed to make tangible efforts to save nuclear deal’

    TEHRAN – The European Union has not made any tangible efforts to save the 2015 nuclear agreement while the Islamic Republic has remained committed to its obligations under the international pact, a top lawmaker said on Wednesday.

  • Mike Pompeo 2018-12-05 10:44

    Pompeo Questions the Value of International Groups Like UN and EU

    BRUSSELS — In a major speech on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to explain one of the abiding conundrums of the Trump administration: How does a nationalist lead on the international stage?

  • Rezaee urges Europe to stand up to U.S. 2018-12-04 20:53

    Rezaee urges Europe to stand up to U.S.

    TEHRAN – Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of the Expediency Council, has called on the European parties to the JCPOA, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, to stand up to Washington’s excessive demands.

  • EU to pursue Iran’s rights under JCPOA: envoy 2018-12-03 22:45

    EU to pursue Iran’s rights under JCPOA: envoy

    TEHRAN – The European Union will attempt to secure Iranians’ economic benefits from the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Austrian envoy to Tehran said on Monday.

  • Iranian, Belgian diplomats meet in Brussels 2018-11-30 20:29

    Tehran may give Europe extension, yet patience limited: Araqchi

    TEHRAN - In an interview with IRNA in Algiers, Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs has said that Tehran will give a chance to the Europeans as it is following up on the their attempts to develop a special payment system to compensate for the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear deal.

  • European Union 2018-11-29 02:34

    EU, Afghanistan sign crucial aid agreement

    TEHRAN_The European Union and the Afghan government have signed a financing agreement worth millions of euros during an important summit focused on development and economy of the war-torn country.

  • Ali Akbar Salehi 2018-11-28 20:35

    Iran's nuclear chief warns EU patience is running thin

    Iran’s nuclear chief said on Tuesday he was warning the European Union’s top diplomat that Iranian patience was running out on the bloc’s pledges to keep up oil trade despite U.S. sanctions.

  • araqchi 2018-11-27 21:02

    Iran, EU hold fourth round of political talks

    TEHRAN – The fourth round of high-profile political negotiations between Iran and the European Union was held in Brussels on Monday, IRNA reported.

  • Schmid Araqchi 2018-11-27 20:56

    Iran warns EU hesitation will put JCPOA in jeopardy 

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs told a high-ranking meeting with EU officials that the bloc’s hesitation to introduce its mechanism for trade with Iran after Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal will make the international pact face serious challenges.

  • Araqchi: Iran not sorely disappointed with EU re sanctions 2018-11-25 20:50

    Iran, EU to hold nuclear meeting, high-level talks in Brussels

    Iran and the European Union plan to hold the third seminar on peaceful nuclear cooperation and the fourth round of high-level political talks in Brussels, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says, Press TV reports.

  • Araqchi: EU political will to save JCPOA still strong 2018-11-22 07:56

    Araqchi: EU political will to save JCPOA still strong

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that the European Union’s political will to salvage the 2015 nuclear pact, officially known as the JCPOA, is still strong.

  • بهرام قاسمی 2018-11-19 20:51

    By Mohammad Homaeefar

    European banking mechanism not progressing well, Tehran complains

    TEHRAN – Tehran says the European Union’s efforts to establish a banking channel with Iran is not progressing well, calling on the three European parties to the 2015 nuclear agreement to honor their commitments to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Araghchi 2018-11-18 20:50

    Bullying U.S. has been isolated: Iran’s deputy FM

    TEHRAN - The United States, like a bully, is exerting pressures on other countries but it has been isolated politically, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said.

  • reuters 2018-11-17 00:26

    By staff and agency

    Europeans has picked Luxembourg to host SPV

    The European Union has picked Luxembourg to host the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which has been designed to conduct banking transactions with Iran after the U.S. re-imposed sanctions on November 4.

  • India-EU 2018-11-15 10:54

    India, EU to cooperate in counter terrorism

    TEHRAN _ India and European Union (EU) have vowed to step up cooperation in effectively dealing with terrorism, extremism and radicalization. The issue figured prominently during India-EU annual counter terrorism and political dialogue in Brussels on Monday.

  • ‘Iran to seek other means if EU doesn’t take speedy steps’ 2018-11-13 22:15

    ‘Iran to seek other means if EU doesn’t take speedy steps’

    TEHRAN – Should Tehran come to the conclusion that Europe’s delay in creating a financial channel with Iran is undue, it will pursue other means to reach its goals, says Ali-Akbar Farazi, the former ambassador to Romania.

  • 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.

  • larijani 2018-11-12 20:10

    Larijani urges Europeans to act more independently

    TEHRAN - Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Monday that Europeans should play a more independent role which will be more beneficial to them.

  • Zarif urges Europe to intensify efforts to salvage nuclear deal 2018-11-10 22:12

    Zarif urges Europe to intensify efforts to salvage nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on European countries to accelerate their efforts to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, after the U.S. withdrew from the multilateral deal and ordered sanctions against Iran.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-11-10 09:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Reimposing sanctions on Iran is not in U.S. national interests: ex-senior CIA official

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that obviously with the U.S. administration reneging on the JCPOA, Iran is not getting much of the economic benefit it expected when it negotiated the agreement.  

  • Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association 2018-11-10 09:00

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran only isolates Washington: Davenport

    TEHRAN - Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association says that “Trump’s decision to violate the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions only isolates Washington, undermines U.S. credibility, and risks damaging the utility of sanctions down the road.”

  • araqchi 2018-11-09 18:13

    Europeans slow to save nuclear deal: Iran

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that Europeans have been slower than Iran expected to save the 2015 nuclear deal after the U.S. exited the multilateral agreement and ordered reimposition of sanctions on Iran.

  • Iran: Sanctions will fail to bear fruit 2018-11-06 07:33

    Iran: Sanctions will fail to bear fruit

    TEHRAN – U.S. sanctions against Iran are facing with global defiance and Washington will fail to achieve its desired plans by returning sanctions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday.

  • Richard Nephew 2018-11-05 11:07

    By Javad Heirannia

    New sanctions on Iran will not fulfill U.S. national interest: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that U.S. new sanctions on Iran will not fulfill U.S. national interest in long term

  • EU to launch payment mechanism with Iran: envoy 2018-11-05 09:50

    EU to launch payment mechanism with Iran: envoy

    TEHRAN – The European Union will launch a payment mechanism for economic cooperation with Iran in the “near future,” EU Ambassador to Moscow Markus Ederer has said.

  • Ramin Mehmanparast 2018-11-04 12:04

    U.S. ‘Plan B’ includes creating schism in EU over Iran: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN – A former Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman has said that the intention behind the U.S. “Plan B” is to incite a schism between European countries over Iran. 

  • U.S. envoy pushes for EU co-op on Iran sanctions 2018-11-02 23:48

    U.S. envoy pushes for EU co-op on Iran sanctions

    TEHRAN – U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell says he hopes “our European partners will join us in denying funds to … [Iran], and force them to come back to the table.”

  • EU office opening OK under current circumstances: MP 2018-10-31 20:58

    EU office opening OK under current circumstances: MP

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said the European Union’s request for opening an office in Tehran could be granted under the current circumstances provided that they provide practical economic support for Iran in the face of U.S. sanctions.