Angela Merkel

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  • German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-06-11 12:12

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Germany must respond to its approach

    TEHRAN - A recent German Foreign Minister's recent visit to Iran can be analyzed from a variety of dimensions. Undoubtedly, Berlin as one of the three European countries signing the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is accused of being passive to the United States and even accepting the unacceptable demands of the government of Donald Trump in Washington.

  • German election 2019-06-10 12:59

    By Saeed Sobhani

    German Green party on the path to victory

    The fall of the SDP and CDU in polls

    TEHRAN - Chancellor of Germany will have difficult days!The Christian Democrats have gained very poor results in the European Parliamentary elections. On the other hand, small German parties like the Green Party and Liberal Democratic Party are becoming powerful and decisive parties. This is despite the fact that the increasing popularity of the two traditional German parties, the Christian Democrat and the Social-Democratic Party, has risen more than ever.

  • Angela Merkel 2019-05-29 11:45

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    The traditional German parties are in danger

    TEHRAN - As much time passes, Merkel's power is at the head of the political and administrative equations of Berlin. It should not be forgotten that the German Chancellor was in the past a symbol of unity in the European Union and the Eurozone. However, today Angela Merkel has become the symbol of EU power cuts! Now, the two Christian and Social Democrats, which are the most traditional German parties, are not very popular with German voters. This could lead to profound changes on the political, economic and social scene of Germany. On the other hand, it is widely accepted that any change in Germany will also affect other European countries.

  • putin 2019-05-22 18:41

    Putin, Merkel and Macron discuss nuclear deal, cooperation with Iran

    TEHRAN – Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation on Tuesday discussing ways to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal and continuing economic and trade cooperation with Iran.

  • Angela Merkel 2019-05-17 13:40

    By Hamid Bayati

    Will the German government fall before 2021?

    German coalition disagreement over defensive issues

    The German Chancellor and the coalition government are not well placed in public polls. It seems hard to bear Merkel at the head of German political and administrative equations! On the other hand, the Social-Democratic Party has lost its popularity among German citizens. In such a situation, Germany continues its political life with a coalition and inefficient government. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Angela Merkel 2019-04-17 12:06

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel worried about European parliamentary elections

    TEHRAN - German Chancellor is worried about the failure of traditional European parties in the parliamentary elections. If parties such as the German Democratic Christian Party fail in the European parliamentary elections, there will be a good opportunity for nationalist parties!

  • European Union 2019-02-25 10:37

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    The behavioral paradox of Europe continues

    TEHRAN - The European Union has still not been able to define a clear relationship between itself and the United States. Some European politicians like the German Chancellor, the French President and, above all, the British prime minister are trying to continue to turn Europe into a passive act in the international system. In this equation, the independence of the European Union in the world has been completely questioned.

  • Europe has not taken action to keep JCPOA 2019-02-19 10:46

    By Hnaif Ghaffari 

    Europe has not taken action to keep JCPOA

    TEHRAN - European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini recently announced that if there were no European efforts, the nuclear deal with Iran would be eliminated! It is claimed that, basically, the European Union has not yet taken a step towards maintaining a nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Angela Merkel 2019-02-17 13:54

    Germany rejects U.S. call to leave Iran nuclear deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected U.S. calls to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and cancel a controversial gas pipeline project with Russia.

  • The battle before the United Europe 2019-02-03 10:22

     By Hanif Ghaffari

    The battle before the United Europe

    TEHRAN - The power of anti-European, anti-migration movements in the European Union is increasing day by day as a result of the financial, economic and migration crisis. Evidences suggest that the European voters’ tendency for participating in the 2019 elections for the European Parliament on 23-26 May is decreased to a great extent.

  • Europe 2019-01-29 11:22

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Europe's vague future

    TEHRAN - The EU does not have a quiet time! The activity of the nationalist and extremist groups and movements in Europe has created a lot of concerns among the leaders of the European Union.

  • salehi 2019-01-23 16:53

    Washington failing to create consensus against Iran, Salehi says

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said late on Tuesday that there has been no international consensus against since the conclusion of the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.

  • Merkel and May 2018-12-21 13:57

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    Merkel's ultimatum to British Prime Minister

    TEHRAN - The Chancellor of Germany is still trying to play the role of a senior official in the Europe's foreign policy. Currently, Angela Merkel is trying to end the negotiations with the British side over the Brexit. "With less than four months left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, May’s premiership and her deal to stave off a disorderly departure or a bid to stop Brexit are hanging by a thread", announced Reuters.

  • Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron 2018-11-27 11:08

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel and Macron’s concerns over new Europe

    TEHRAN - Chancellor of Germany is still thinking of building a new Europe! Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron both speak of a Europe which can withstand nationalism and far right movements. But the realization of this common dream seems not so easy! Today extremism have spread all over the European countries, and their power is increasing day by day.

  • 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’.”

  • Professor Farhang Jahanpour 2018-11-20 09:54

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump seems to have no concept of a multipolar world: Jahanpour

    TEHRAN - Professor Farhang Jahanpour, part-time tutor on Middle Eastern affairs in the Department of Continuing Education, University of Oxford, and a member of Kellogg College says that The main reason for the idea of forming a joint European army “has been President Trump’s unilateral and ultra-nationalist approach that puts America first and, by implication, ignores the interests of other countries and tries to impose his views on them.”

  • Nader Entessar 2018-11-19 11:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    Today's Europe is not in position to implement joint army: Entessar

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from university of South Alabama says that there is a growing sentiment among some European leaders to chart a more independent defense and foreign policy posture vis-a-vis the United States, but I don't think today's Europe is in a position to implement a genuine independent course from Washington's diktat.

  • Saudi Arabia–United States 2018-11-03 09:29

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    West and Saudi's Petro Dollars

    TEHRAN - Although Western countries have condemned the murder of Jamal Khashoggi by Mohammad bin Salman, they are simultaneously trying to cover the unimaginable crime of the Saudis. 

  • Angela Merkel 2018-10-22 09:46

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Germany and the puzzle of JCPOA

    TEHRAN - The current dispute raised between senior German officials over Iran nuclear deal can be analyzed in different dimensions As reported by Handensblatt, the German business newspaper, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas recently mentioned that Europe and the U.S.

  • Iran nuclear deal a model for North Korea problem: Merkel 2018-10-17 11:06

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Merkel's projection regarding nationalist movements in Europe 

     TEHRAN - In recent years, we have repeatedly spoken about the blows that hit the United Europe hard, and resulted in constant and overwhelming crises in this block. The European authorities now refer to "returning to nationalism" as a potential danger (and in some cases, the actual danger!) In this block, and warn against it without mentioning the origin of this danger.

  • Trump 2018-10-15 11:53

    By Fatemeh Mohammadipour

    'Trump will not be president forever'

    TEHRAN - Europeans are annoyed by Trump's hostility to traditional U.S. allies and his attacks on NATO, however, Trump will not be president forever.

  • Europe 2018-09-23 12:31

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Europe’s support of Iran’s JCPOA: Actions speak louder than words

    TEHRAN - Iran is calling for keeping the European countries in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action formally known as JCPOA, including Germany, to save it, without the participation of the United States. But the Germans are reluctant to continue to cooperate with Iran due to U.S. secondary sanctions.

  • Ghaderi 2018-09-12 09:32

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Europe's Hollow Threats

    Although there has recently been lots of controversies on issues such as developing an "independent payment system" Europe and a "pseudo-swift structure" to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran, many analysts and experts in economic affairs believe that there's no real intention to actualize this idea among the EU authorities. In the meantime, there are deterrent factors that have hampered European independence from the United States, and it seems that these factors are now highlighted under the presidency of Donald Trump.

  • U.S.-Eu 2018-09-04 11:20

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Is Europe's opposition to America real?

    Western media has recently published reports on the new approach of European authorities over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has officially opposed to her Democrat Foreign Minister, Heiko Mass. Maas recently mentioned that Europe and the U.S. “have been drifting apart for years” and urged Europe to “assume our equal share of responsibility” in order to “form a counterweight when the U.S. crosses the line,” pull “our weight when America retreats … [and] start a new conversation.”

  • Merkel 2018-08-29 10:32

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Merkel vs. EU’s U.S. - independent payment system

    Recent contradictory statements by the German Chancellor and German Foreign Minister on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) over an independent payment system for Iran attracted the attention of many international experts and analysts.

  • EU-U.S. 2018-08-09 11:12

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    EU dying silently as it plays in Trump’s court

    The paradoxical approaches taken by the European authorities is definitely one of its kind! Over the past months, Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has repeatedly emphasized that the EU can no longer rely on the United States to secure its interests.

  • آنگلا مرکل 2018-07-23 15:32

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Features of the Nuclear Deal as Defined by Merkel

    Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, has recently stated important words on talks with Iran over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the Europe's package of proposals which was accordingly offered to the Iranian officials! After her meeting with the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Merkel mentioned: We remain committed to the nuclear agreement. We think it was well negotiated. There is more that needs to be negotiated with Iran, but we think it is better to stay in the agreement. However, Berlin could do little to protect international companies against punitive US measures, it is up to individual firms to decide if they want to invest in Iran."

  • Rouhani-Merkel 2018-07-06 13:48

    Rouhani calls EU trio package to save nuclear deal ‘disappointing’

    President Hassan Rouhani has said a package proposed by the European Union trio of Germany, France and Britain on how to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is "disappointing".