Britain, France and Germany (E3)


  • Mikhail Ulyanov 2023-05-02 23:50

    No doubt Iran will respond if snapback mechanism activated: Russian envoy 

    TEHRAN - Russia's ambassador to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday that Iran will undoubtedly respond if the snapback mechanism regarding the 2015 nuclear deal is activated.

  • New chapter in diplomacy 2023-03-12 20:45

    By Mehran Shamsuddin

    New chapter in diplomacy

    TEHRAN – In recent weeks, Iran stepped up its diplomatic efforts in various directions and has so far made many breakthroughs. And there is more to achieve.

  • Meeting 2023-02-19 19:23

    U.S., E3 call on Iran to ‘reverse course’

    TEHRAN – The top diplomats of the United States, Germany, France, and the UK have held a meeting in which they discussed Iran and called on Tehran to “reverse course.”

  • E3 2023-02-07 23:10

    By Soheila Zarfam

    Extremely Unreliable

    7 lessons from the INSTEX hoax

    TEHRAN – In what marked the end of a protracted era of deceit, a European company set up to mitigate the impact of U.S. economic sanctions was dismantled quietly after failing to achieve its goals.  

  • E3 2023-01-16 21:59

    By Soheila Zarfam

    E3 following in the footsteps of the U.S.

    TEHRAN – With talks over reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal hanging in the balance, major European powers has doubled down on their dependence on the United States.

  • Biden 2022-12-12 22:17

    By Mehran Shamsuddin

    U.S. Iran policy: Now what?

    TEHRAN – The end of the months-long unrest in Iran has once again brought to the surface the Biden administration’s dithering on Iran, particularly regarding the stalled talks in Vienna over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • 60 percent enrichment at Fordow; Iran responds to IAEA 2022-11-22 23:50

    By Mehran Shamsuddin

    60 percent enrichment at Fordow; Iran responds to IAEA

    TEHRAN – In its first practical response to the recent resolution adopted by the UN nuclear watchdog’s Board of Governors, Iran started spinning more advanced centrifuges at a nuclear plant that has long been in the crosshairs of the West.

  • آژانس انرژی اتمی 2022-11-18 02:11

    Iran warns IAEA resolution will have 'adverse effects' on resolving remaining issues

    'IAEA board resolution is unconstructive, politically motivated'

    TEHRAN - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors passed a resolution against Iran on Thursday, a move that drew strong opposition from Iran’s envoy to the IAEA who described it as unconstructive and politically motivated.

  • Meeting 2022-09-20 21:44

    By Mehran Shamsuddin

    Will E3 seize UN diplomatic momentum to revive JCPOA?

    TEHRAN – Iranian President Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi arrived in New York at noon on Monday local time amid a highly charged atmosphere surrounding the talks in Vienna over reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. 

  • United Nations 2022-09-13 22:42

    JCPOA revival talks necessitate flexibility from all parties: UN

    TEHRAN- An agreement on resurrection of the 2015 nuclear deal demands "flexibility" from the parties, according to António Guterres' spokesperson, who also reiterated his support for the deal reached between Iran, the 5+1 nations and the European Union.

  • Mohammad Marandi 2022-09-12 22:04

    Iran distrusts U.S., E3: advisor

    TEHRAN - An advisor to the Iranian negotiating team has stated that Tehran wants a revived nuclear agreement that would secure its interests, but the experience of the 2015 nuclear deal shows that Western states are untrustworthy, and any delay in restoring the nuclear agreement will exacerbate European countries' problems.

  • Nasser Kanaani 2022-09-11 21:42

    E3 should take responsibility if it follows Israel’s direction: Iran

    TEHRAN- The three European signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement have come under fire from Iran for their most recent “unconstructive” and “ill-considered” comments.

  • Flags 2022-09-11 19:55

    By Mehran Shamsuddin

    EU joins forces with U.S. to derail Vienna talks

    TEHRAN – While many observers were expecting a response from the United States to the Iranian views, the European troika in the Vienna talks jumped in with a statement that could undo more than a year of painstaking negotiations.

  • Europe’s hellish winter is loading 2022-08-23 20:06

    Europe’s hellish winter is loading

    TEHRAN — While Europe strives to prepare for the next freezing winter, the U.S. has effectively taken the solution to this impending crisis hostage.

  • Abolfazl Amouei 2022-08-09 22:08

    MP: Europe doesn’t play expected role in restoring JCPOA

    TEHRAN — An Iranian legislator said on Tuesday that the Europeans have backed down from their demands in negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Bagheri Kani 2022-08-08 22:04

    EU’s Mora puts forward proposals that entail comprehensive study, Iran says

    Vienna talks end with proposal on table

    TEHRAN — The latest round of nuclear talks in Vienna to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ended on Monday with a modified text on the table.

  • E3 2022-07-16 20:56

    E3 assumes the role of bad cop

    TEHRAN- While the United States seems to be keen to continue indirect talks with Iran, some European officials have moved to declare the end of negotiations.

  • Doha Talks 2022-07-01 21:10

    Blame game starts early on Doha talks

    TEHRAN— In a joint effort to portray the first round of indirect talks between Iran and the United States in Doha as “a failure,” the Western media has launched a heavy blame game to show Iran and the negotiating team as a culprit. But what is the truth?

  • Vienna talks 2022-06-18 21:15

    Vienna talks failure will mark decline of U.S., E3

    TEHRAN — As diplomatic efforts to remove the unilateral sanctions on Iran is continuing, the attitude of the United States and E3 (France, UK, and Germany) seems to be more focused on bringing the Vienna talks to a failure.

  • Saeed Khatibzadeh 2022-06-07 21:30

    Iran warns to give 'proportionate' response to any action by IAEA

    TEHRAN- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh has said Tehran will respond "proportionately" to any action taken against its peaceful nuclear program during the current Board of Governors meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

  • Bagheri Kani 2022-03-12 21:27

    U.S. is to blame for ‘pause’ in Vienna talks

    TEHRAN – Talks in Vienna over reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear came to a halt right before the last outstanding issues were supposed to be addressed in order to close the much-awaited deal. 

  • E3 2022-03-09 21:14

    E3 issues joint statement on cooperation between Iran and IAEA

    TEHRAN - The UK, France and Germany, the three European countries which are still party to the 2015 nuclear (JCPOA), delivered a joint statement to the IAEA on Wednesday addressing Iran's implementation of its obligations under its NPT Safeguards Agreement.

  • Vienna talks 2022-02-01 21:22

    Chief negotiators to return to Vienna on weekend

    TEHRAN — According to reports, top negotiators from Iran, E3, and the United States will return to Vienna at the end of the week to resume talks on lifting sanctions on Iran.

  • Enrique Mora 2022-01-28 21:30

    Vienna negotiators return to capitals

    TEHRAN — According to European Union coordinator Enrique Mora, the diplomatic delegations engaged in talks in Vienna to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran will return to their capitals for a short recess and further consultations.

  • Vienna talks 2022-01-25 21:59

    U.S. ‘prepared to meet directly’ with Iran as Tehran doesn’t rule out the option

    TEHRAN - The United States is prepared to hold direct talks with Iran on its nuclear program, the State Department reaffirmed Monday, after Tehran said it would consider such an option.

  • Vienna 2022-01-16 22:29

    Chief negotiators will return to Vienna on Monday

    TEHRAN — The eighth round of the Vienna talks will continue on Monday with a return of the heads of the Iranian and P4+1 negotiating delegations to the Austrian capital.

  • Vienna 2022-01-10 21:36

    E3 must match its speed with Iran

    TEHRAN— As the Vienna talks enter a sensitive stage, the Western media outlets and the European troika, also known as E3, are trying to blame Iran for “slow progress,” but they seem to have forgotten that that ship has sailed.

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-29 20:37

    Setting deadlines won’t work

    TEHRAN – As the Vienna talks moved on in the waning days of the year 2021, European and American negotiators toned down their hostile rhetoric against Iran but failed to come up with a constructive initiative to get the talks moving ahead.

  • Vienna talks 2021-12-27 20:56

    Iran chief negotiator arrives in Vienna

    TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Ali Bagheri Kani, who leads the Iranian negotiating team at Vienna talks, arrived in the Austrian capital for a consequential round of talks aimed at discussing ways to remove U.S. sanctions on Iran.

  • Spox 2021-12-19 21:07

    Iran rejects E3 narrative on hiatus in Vienna talks

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has reacted to a European statement that blames the break in Vienna talks on Iran, saying that the hiatus in the talks was a consensual decision.