Britain, France and Germany (E3)


  • Spox 2021-08-23 19:26

    Iran says position on JCPOA talks has not changed

    TEHRAN – Iran has reiterated its position on the 2015 nuclear deal that the United States must effectively lift all its sanctions on Iran, suggesting that Tehran’s stance on the Vienna nuclear talks has not undergone any change after the inauguration of a new government. 

  • Spox 2021-07-09 21:02

    Production of advanced uranium fuel is for peaceful purposes: Iran

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to a statement by the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany about Iran's decision to produce silicide fuel using 20-percent enriched uranium, saying the fuel was produced for peaceful purposes.

  • Vienna talks 2021-07-07 21:20

    U.S., E3 cry foul on JCPOA after killing it

    TEHRAN – Iran has started the production of highly advanced uranium fuel in the latest step to accelerate nuclear research aimed at improving its radiopharmaceuticals amid soaring tensions with the United States and its European allies over a U.S. refusal to rejoin a 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-06-26 18:55

    Foreign Ministry: U.S. must return to JCPOA, not Iran

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday responded to comments by the U.S. and French foreign ministers who had said they were waiting for Tehran to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the common name for the 2015 nuclear pact.

  • Araghchi 2021-04-28 21:25

    Presidential elections and Vienna negotiations: A Rubik’s cube

    TEHRAN— On June 18, the people of Iran will freely and democratically elect a new president. As President Rouhani’s term expires, there are various important issues to be settled. There are several vital questions to be raised. This administration began a difficult round of negotiations with the P4+1 to revive the nuclear deal. Would the next administration inherit the negotiations? Will Iran’s policies change? What did Rouhani mean when he said he would lift the sanctions within the last 100 days of his presidency?

  • Vienna talks 2021-04-26 21:41

    Tough talks expected as nuclear negotiators gather in Vienna

    TEHRAN – After briefing lawmakers and other officials on the recent nuclear deal talks in Vienna, the Iranian negotiating team led by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi returned to the Austrian capital with a clear vision on how to proceed with the “very difficult” talks. 

  • eu 2021-04-14 18:43

    E3 express ‘grave concerns’ over Iran’s nuclear decisions 

    TEHRAN — The United Kingdom, France and Germany, known as E3, on Wednesday expressed concern over Iran’s latest moves to enrich uranium up to 60% purity.

  • JCPOA 2021-04-09 16:04

    Europe is late but crucial in reviving the nuclear deal: Carnegie Europe

    TEHRAN- Vienna, here we come—again. Six years after world powers concluded their negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program in the Austrian capital, diplomats are talking again in the stucco-clad ballrooms of otherwise mostly deserted five-star hotels. Yet despite the genteel setting, the talks will be no waltz in the park.

  • Biden 2021-03-07 12:40

    By Azin Sahabi

    International Crisis Group: Avoid race between “sanctions and centrifuges”

    TEHRAN- Since Joe Biden has arrived at the White House, his pledge to rejoin the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has been quite controversial. Many analysts from various think tanks have focused on the issue from different perspectives. 

  • Richard nephew 2021-03-05 22:50

    The West withdrew anti-Iran resolution in exchange for an informal meeting 

    Why is informal meeting so important for the West?

    TEHRAN – Iran and the West have reached a temporary understanding on deescalating tensions, a compromise that if not followed by a goodwill gesture from the United States, would end in failure, bringing the nuclear standoff back to square one.

  • Spox 2021-03-05 16:57

    Iran welcomes withdrawal of resolution at IAEA

    TEHRAN – Iran has welcomed a Western decision to withdraw a U.S.-backed resolution at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors that would have censured Iran for allegedly not cooperating enough with the UN nuclear watchdog.

  • Qataro FM 2021-02-27 16:30

    Qatari FM meets E3 ambassadors to discuss JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met with the ambassadors of the three European countries that are signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Zarif 2021-02-26 22:48

    U.S. behavior has not changed, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has castigated the new U.S. administration for not changing tack on Iran, urging the White House to remove the cause that forced Iran to reduce its nuclear commitments.

  • Russia-Iran-China 2021-02-20 00:20

    Can Russia and China restore balance to JCPOA?

    TEHRAN – As the U.S. doubles down on its diplomatic effort to reach a common consensus with Europe on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, pundits raise speculation on how the European Union, particularly EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, can save the day by setting the stage for Iran and the U.S. to ultimately implement the nuclear deal in full.

  • JCPOA 2021-02-19 20:08

    Iran urges U.S. to lift all sanctions

    TEHRAN – Iran has called on the United States and Europe to put an end to U.S. sanctions and return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Antony Blinken 2021-02-06 11:55

    Blinken discusses Iran with British, French, German ministers

    TEHRAN - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed Iran and other issues on Friday in a virtual meeting with his British, French and German counterparts as the group weighs how to revive the Iran nuclear deal, Reuters reported.

  • 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.

  • FM 2021-01-17 19:38

    Zarif criticizes E3 for non-compliance with JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has responded to recent remarks by his French counterpart who called for “tough discussions” on Iran’s ballistic missiles and its regional role, saying that the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal did nothing to save the deal, officially called the JCPOA.

  • Ulyanov 2021-01-12 21:40

    All participants should focus on resolving JCPOA problems, Russia says

    TEHRAN - A senior Russian diplomat has called on all parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to focus on resolving the deal’s problems instead of creating new ones.

  • Spox 2021-01-11 21:44

    E3 complicit in violating JCPOA, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, has responded to a joint statement issued by the three European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by saying that these countries have not only failed to uphold their obligations under the nuclear deal, but they have also been complicit in violating the deal alongside the United States.

  • Iran nuclear move aims to restore balance 2021-01-05 21:46

    Iran nuclear move aims to restore balance

    TEHRAN – Iran has embarked on a new nuclear policy aimed to restore the balance of rights and obligations in a nuclear deal that has long been implemented one-sidedly by Iran. The policy is aimed at persuading the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany and the UK (E3) - that their poor track record in implementing their commitments under the deal is no longer acceptable to Iran.

  • Iran 2021-01-03 20:54

    100% sure about 20% enrichment

    TEHRAN – In the latest sign that time is running out for the West to save the Iran nuclear deal, the UN nuclear watchdog has formally announced that it is informed by Tehran that Iran has decided to start enriching uranium to 20%, a major development that could spell the end of a deal that has long been on life support.

  • Parliament 2020-12-26 23:58

    E3 forced to back down

    TEHRAN – The nuclear law passed by the Iranian Parliament has forced the West to change course on Iran in the nuclear issue, Abolfazl Amouei, the spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, says.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-22 20:53

    It’s Iran, not the U.S. that should set preconditions

    TEHRAN – During the recent high-level meeting of the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it was underlined that the United States should not set any preconditions for its return to the 2015 nuclear deal. But some participants missed the point and forgot that the U.S. is not in a position to put forward preconditions for its return.

  • JCPOA meeting 2020-12-21 20:13

    European plot: How to kill an agreement?

    TEHRAN – While other parties to the Iran nuclear deal underline the need to strike a balance between rights and obligations within the deal, the Europeans keep calling on Iran to reverse its nuclear measures that are meant to bring back balance to the nuclear deal.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-19 22:04

    Grossi remarks spark suspicions about European-led extortion plan against Iran

    TEHRAN – The UN nuclear chief’s remarks on the need to hammer out a new nuclear agreement with Iran, which is in line with what the top German diplomat called “nuclear agreement plus,” sparked suspicions in Iran that the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany and the UK (E3)- are not acting in good faith.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-07 23:05

    Europeans push for new deal while U.S. remains silent

    The West’s true colors

    TEHRAN – European countries signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have expressed concerns over Tehran’s nuclear program, but a former Iranian diplomat tells the Tehran Times that the these countries are not genuinely worried about Iran's nuclear activities. Instead, he said, they are worried about the Islamic Republic getting stronger over time.

  • E3 2020-11-28 12:49

    European duplicity

    TEHRAN – European parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany, and the UK - which have been claiming that they are “tirelessly” trying to preserve the nuclear deal, made new demands of Iran that will only complicate the situation around the nuclear deal and put it in danger rather than saving it.

  • E3 2020-09-23 13:07

    Show must go on: E3 will not stand against U.S.

    TEHRAN – In a rare move, the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers issued a joint statement to denounce the U.S. effort to restore international sanctions on Iran nearly two days before the U.S. announced the return of these sanctions, a move that was seen by some analysts as a sign of transatlantic coordination on Iran.

  • Snapback 2020-09-20 16:42

    E3's greatest test: Will they defy U.S.?

    TEHRAN – In a statement on Saturday night, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the return of “all previously terminated UN sanctions” on Iran, a move that was met with strong opposition from the international community.