European Union


  • Mehran Kamrava 2019-05-13 12:19

    By Javad Heirannia

    60 day ultimatum is indication that Tehran’s patience is running thin: Mehran Kamrava

    TEHRAN - Mehran Kamrava, a professor of the Middle East Studies in Georgetown University of Doha, tells the Tehran Times that “Clearly, the status quo of where JCPOA is today has become untenable. Today Iran is the only party that is living up to the terms of the agreement. The U.S. pulled out a year ago, and the EU has done very little of what the agreement obligates it to do.”

  • ebtekar 2019-05-11 19:54

    Iranian VP calls on EU to behave logically

    TEHRAN – Iranian Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has called on the European Union to behave logically at the current juncture that Iran has decided to partially suspend some of its commitments under the JCPOA in retaliation to the U.S. exit from the pact and a failure by the EU to respect its commitments.

  • Trump 2019-05-11 10:44

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    A terrible gift of Trump to the European Union!

    The three countries of Germany, Britain and France continue to insist on the role of White House agents and agents in the international system! These three countries have shown that since 2017 (when Trump was present at the White House), they prefer to play the game in the United States more favorably than the interests of European citizens.

  • Marchers back nuclear decision  2019-05-11 09:25

    Marchers back nuclear decision 

    TEHRAN – Iranians held nationwide rallies to express support for the decision by Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) to suspend implementation of some of Iran’s commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, in response to the United States’ withdrawal from the deal and a failure by the Europe to compensate for U.S. exit and reimposition of sanctions.

  • Merkel: EU wants to avoid escalation of Iran dispute 2019-05-10 19:45

    Merkel: EU wants to avoid escalation of Iran dispute

    TEHRAN – The European Union wants to avoid an escalation in the dispute about Iran’s nuclear program, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

  • UNSC, Europe are subject to a great test, cleric says 2019-05-10 19:41

    UNSC, Europe are subject to a great test, cleric says

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Javad Haj Ali Akbari, an interim Friday prayer leader in Tehran, has said the United Nations Security Council, the Europeans and the international community in large are subject to a great test.

  • Foreign Minister Zarif 2019-05-10 15:56

    Zarif criticizes EU for rejecting ultimatum on JCPOA 

    Zarif to EU: Uphold your obligations instead of asking Iran to unilaterally honor JCPOA 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday criticized the European Union for their reaction to Tehran’s ultimatum on preserving the nuclear deal, aka Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Europe's passivity against Trump government 2019-05-10 12:20

    By Hamid Bayati

    Europe's passivity against Trump government

    TEHRAN - European analysts and strategists continue to worry about the continued presence of US President Donald Tramp in the White House. An American view of the behavior of trumps (towards the European Union) clearly reflects this fact. It should not be forgotten that the relationship between Washington and the European countries has been under the scumbags since the arrival of Trump at the top of the political and administrative equations of the United States!

  • European Union 2019-05-05 20:04

    European parties to JCPOA condemn U.S. disloyalty

    TEHRAN – The European signatories to the 2015 Iran deal have censured recent decisions by the United States to stop sanctions waivers for Iran’s oil exports and to impose restrictions on the country’s exports of enriched uranium.

  • Europe's wrong calculation of the White House 2019-05-05 10:58

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Europe's wrong calculation of the White House

    TEHRAN - The European Union remains confused by Donald Trump. European countries did not respond decisively to the White House in some cases, such as the US customs tariff, the withdrawal of the Trump government from a nuclear deal with Iran and the withdrawal of the Paris Pact. While US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Trump have repeatedly expressed their opposition to the existence of the European Union and the Eurozone, Europe has not taken any steps towards independence from the United States.

  • Tips on the results of the Spanish general election 2019-04-30 12:03

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Tips on the results of the Spanish general election

    The Spanish general election was held at a time when the country did not have a good economic situation.Spain, traditionally, and due to its vulnerability to the economic crisis, has the potential of becoming one of the main centers of the crisis in the United Europe and the Eurozone. This was proven during protests that took place after the economic crisis, and from 2007 to 2010 in Europe. Subsequently, Spanish citizens pursued their economic demands in the elections, or in public polls. However, the equation seems to be different this time! It seems that the rise of the "yellow vests" in Paris and other French cities has also affected the Spanish internal and social equations.

  • larijani 2019-04-29 20:13

    Larijani says EU has lost its credibility

    TEHRAN - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the European Union should not seek any demands because it is has lost its credibility.

  • The crisis of leadership in the European Union 2019-04-29 11:33

    By Saeed Sobhani

    The crisis of leadership in the European Union

    Perhaps until recently, many analysts and experts in European affairs believed that Angela Merkel was the leader of the European Union and the eurozone. It was not without reason that in many polls, Merkel was named as the most powerful politician in the European Union. Without a doubt, Angela Merkel never imagined that she would have to permanently withdraw from power in Europe by 2021, as an incapable chancellor.

  • World has had enough of America’s unilateralism: Qassemi 2019-04-28 20:14

    Iran’s envoy to France: EU has so far failed to uphold JCPOA commitments

    TEHRAN – Bahram Qassemi, Iran’s new ambassador to France, has said that the European Union has so far failed to uphold its side of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • eu 2019-04-27 20:03

    EU official: INSTEX conforms to international law

    TEHRAN – A spokesperson for the European Union has said that the 28-nation bloc will remain committed to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as long as Iran fulfills its obligations under the agreement.

  • eu 2019-04-26 19:39

    By staff and agency

    EU, Japan reiterate support for nuclear deal

    The European Union (EU) and Japan on Thursday reiterated their joint support for the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • "Brexit 2019-04-24 11:28

    By Saeed Sobhani 

    Why did Europe give a six-month deadline to London? 

    TEHRAN - Many political analysts in Europe believe that extending the London deadline for leaving the European Union will lead to a referendum on "election" again. It is noteworthy that the leaders of the two traditional British parties, the Labor and Conservative Party, are not opposed to this issue either.

  • European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini 2019-04-17 13:42

    EU rejects Israeli claim to Golan, other occupied territory

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has once again expressed the 28-nation bloc’s disapproval of the Israeli regime’s claim of “sovereignty” to Syria’s Golan Heights and other Tel Aviv-occupied territories.

  • Energy 2019-04-16 20:14

    Water resources management discussed between Iran, EU

    TEHRAN- In a meeting between the officials of Iranian Energy Ministry and a delegation of Water Sector of European Commission, the two sides discussed the ways for cooperation in water management resources.

  • U.S.-EU 2019-04-16 11:30

    By M.A. Saki

    U.S. humiliates EU by calling INSTEX 'paper tiger'

    Gordon Sondland, the U.S. representative to the European Union, has in fact insulted and humiliated the Europeans by calling their special mechanism for trade with Iran, officially called INSTEX, a “paper tiger”.

  • Trump seeks to destroy the EU 2019-04-16 11:19

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Trump seeks to destroy the EU

    TEHRAN - During the 2016 presidential race, the President of the United States officially and explicitly supported the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. However, Trump is currently worried about how London is leaving Europe! Trump has repeatedly blamed the British prime minister for failing to conclude appropriate agreements with Europe. The issue is how the British government has become a passive player in the world.

  • خاویر سولانا 2019-04-15 20:46

    Europe urged to reject U.S. Middle East plan if it is unfair to Palestinians

    High-ranking former European politicians have condemned the Trump administration’s one-sided Israel-Palestine policy and called in a letter for Europe to reject any U.S. Middle East peace plan unless it is fair to Palestinians.

  • EU satisfied with creation of INSTEX: spokesperson 2019-04-13 20:45

    EU satisfied with creation of INSTEX: spokesperson

    TEHRAN – Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has voiced satisfaction over the creation of INSTEX, a special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating legitimate trade between European economic operators and Iran.

  • What is the common purpose of London and Brussels? 2019-04-13 10:46

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    What is the common purpose of London and Brussels?

    TEHRAN - Britain's departure from the European Union is still unknown! Many analysts believe that extending the British government's deadline to leave the EU complicates the existing situation.

  • Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi 2019-04-13 09:34

    Iran eyeing global cooperation in disaster management

    TEHRAN -- Iran’s global cooperation [in disaster management] should be continued and the Iranian satellites would be a great help in the future, the information and communication technology (ICT) minister wrote on his Twitter account.

  • میریوسفی 2019-04-12 20:09

    An Iranian view of the U.S.

    Iran today is a 100-year-old democracy whose population’s participation in the 2017 presidential election was more than 70 percent: a full, competitive election in a region where real elections are scarce.

  • jcpoa 2019-04-10 21:41

    By Mehdi Sepahvand

    China, EU reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - China and the European Union (EU) have reaffirmed their commitment to the continued, full and effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

  • EU extends Iran sanctions for alleged rights violations 2019-04-08 20:14

    EU extends Iran sanctions for alleged rights violations

    TEHRAN – The European Union has extended for a year its sanctions against Iran in connection with alleged human rights violations in the country, the EU Council announced on Monday.

  • eu 2019-04-06 20:13

    EU says to aid victims of Iran’s flood through IFRC

    TEHRAN - Carlos Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela, spokesperson at the European Commission, has said that the European Union’s aid to flood-stricken people in Iran will reach them through the International Federation of Red Cross.

  • European nations eager to join INSTEX: Belgian official 2019-03-18 21:53

    European nations eager to join INSTEX: Belgian official

    TEHRAN – The Belgian embassy’s commercial attaché to Tehran said European countries are willing to join the financial mechanism with Iran known as Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), the portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) reported.