E3 -- France, Germany, and the UK


  • JCPOA 2021-02-24 18:01

    By Azin Sahabi 

    Open the window of rapprochement cautiously

    TEHRAN- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made an agreement on Feb. 21 on Iran’s parliamentary law in regard to suspending the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the NPT. 

  • Macron, bin Salman 2021-02-13 11:48

    By Payman Yazdani

    Macron's idea sign of his inability to think strategically

    TEHRAN–"The idea to include Saudi Arabia must be seen within that context, i.e. the inability of Macron to think strategically and in more analytical detail about national and international relations", says Prof. Adib Moghaddam.

  • zarif 2021-02-13 11:06

    Have E3 read JCPOA paragraph 36? Zarif asks

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has responded to a European statement calling on Iran to halt its nuclear activities and return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Nader Entessar 2020-12-22 14:13

    By Payman Yazdani

    IAEA Grossi not in position to demand new agreement with Iran

    TEHRAN–Political scientist says IAEA is under pressure by the US and E3, adding that the IAEA head is not in a position to demand a new nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Iran stands up against transatlantic bullying 2020-12-09 10:41

    Iran stands up against transatlantic bullying

    TEHRAN – As the European trio - France, Germany, and the UK – are pushing for expanding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Iranian experts and officials reiterate that Tehran will not only not negotiate over its defensive missile program and regional influence it will also not renegotiate the nuclear deal.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-06 16:06

    The odds are there to be…

    Many international political activists remember July 14, 2015, when Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini officially announced that Iran and six other countries - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States - have reached a final nuclear agreement. That day, a joint statement was issued in Vienna in which the transcript started with a bold sentence: "Today, is an historic day".

  • EU 2020-12-05 22:00

    European demands will only complicate the situation surrounding the JCPOA

    Europe’s unachievable goal

    TEHRAN – While Iran keeps insisting on not renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal, the Europeans not only call for reopening the deal, but also expanding it in a way that includes other thorny issues such as Iran’s missile program and its regional influence. 

  • Iran 2020-11-21 23:47

    Europe sees opportunity for transatlantic cooperation against Iran

    TEHRAN – While the United State election results are yet to be officially announced, European countries signatory to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal seem to be in a rush to lay the groundwork for a transatlantic policy that would secure U.S.-European interests with regard to Iran.

  • E3 2020-09-20 13:02

    E3 foreign ministers issue joint statement saying they ‘remain committed’ to JCPOA

    In a joint statement the foreign ministers of the three European countries party to the 2015 nuclear deaL issued a joint statement on Sunday, September 2, stating that they “remain committed” to the JCPOA endorsed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

  • Zarif 2020-09-11 16:33

    E3 should reject U.S. economic terrorism against Iran, says foreign minister

    Zarif: Iran rejects nukes for religious, strategic reasons

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran rejects nuclear weapons for religious and strategic reasons, calling on the three European parties to the 2015 nuclear pact to reject the U.S. economic terrorism against Iran.

  • Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) with Britain's former UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (R), France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L), Germany Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (2nd L) at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 15, 2018. (Photo: YVES HERMAN/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES) 2020-07-29 19:20

    By Salman Parviz

    INSTEX: Europe’s fragile muscle flexing

    Trump isolating U.S. over JCPOA & Iran arms embargo extension

    After months of delay the E3 group of Germany, France, and UK finally set up a company called Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) in January 2019. With headquarters in Paris, the company was supposed to enable non-U.S. dollar and non-SWIFT barter trade between the European Union and Iran in defiance of U.S. sanctions.

  • Daryl Kimball 2020-07-14 10:07

    By Hamid Bayati

    Arms embargo is just a pretext for U.S. to build political support to return UN sanctions on Iran

    Daryl G. Kimball, the executive director at U.S. Arms Control Association, tells the Tehran Times that a move by the Trump administration to extend arms embargo is just “a pretext for building sufficient political support for snapping back UN sanctions under the terms of UNSCR 2231.”

  • Edward Corrigan 2020-07-10 16:20

    The United States is losing its influence in the world: Canadian analyst

    “Trump's ‘America First’ policy is destabilizing to the world’

    TEHRAN - Edward Corrigan, an international lawyer and analyst from Canada, tells the Tehran Times that the power of the United States is declining in the world, and Europeans are taking steps “to separate themselves from the Americans economically and politically.”

  • UN 2020-07-10 12:27

    UN arms embargo: Last chance for E3 to save Iran nuclear deal

    Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei has warned France, Germany, and the UK against extending the UN arms embargo on Iran, signaling that doing so could spell the end of the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Federico Pieraccini 2020-07-05 12:41

    Washington is pushing its European vassals to assume a more aggressive posture against Iran: Italian

    Federico Pieraccini, an Italian independent geopolitical analyst at the Strategic Culture Foundation, tells the Tehran Times that the resolution adopted by the IAEA and drafted by the UK, France, and Germany is "a new excuse" to put much pressure on Iran, while "Iran has actually been too cooperative with the IAEA."

  • Zarif 2020-07-04 11:40

    Zarif writes to Borrell, denounces E3

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent a letter to the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to denounce the E3’s non-compliance with the JCPOA after the three European states drafted an anti-Iran resolution at the IAEA Board of Governors, according to Iran’s Foreign Ministry.

  • Tariq Rauf 2020-07-01 19:19

    By Hamid Bayati

    Iran’s interest lies in implementing JCPOA regardless of U.S. provocations, says ex-IAEA official

    TEHRAN — The former head of Verification and Security Policy at the IAEA has said that it is in Iran’s strategic interest to continue implementing the JCPOA and the NPT regardless of U.S. provocations.

  • Zarif 2020-07-01 13:42

    Zarif slams Washington for undermining global peace, security

    TEHRAN — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned Washington’s “malign” unilateralism, saying the United States has undermined global peace and security.

  • Hamid Baeidinejad 2020-06-30 18:25

    E3 believes U.S. has no legal right to trigger UN sanctions snapback: Iran’s diplomat

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad has said that France, Germany and the United Kingdom, known as E3, believe that the United States has no legal right to trigger a so-called snapback of all UN sanctions on Iran.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-06-29 14:31

    Iran won’t relinquish defense rights, Foreign Ministry spokesman says

    Content of 25-year Iran-China co-op plan will be published when finalized: Tehran

    TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday that Iran-China 25-year comprehensive cooperation plan has not been finalized yet.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2020-06-20 10:29

    E3 totally impotent in face of U.S. pressure, says Zarif

    TEHRAN — Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the three European countries signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are absolutely powerless against the U.S. coercion.

  • Foad Izadi 2020-02-09 13:24

    By Salman Parviz

    Prof: Iran does not consider Saudi Arabia as enemy

    Dr. Foad Izadi is an associate professor of American Studies for a doctorate program at the University of Tehran, Faculty of World Studies. Having studied in the U.S., he has a PhD in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. After his studies in U.S. he returned to Iran in 2009 and started a teaching profession. During an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times in Qom he talked about regional geopolitical situation and Iran’s ties with neighboring countries. 

  • Mahmoud Vaezi 2020-02-05 15:52

    Europe knows there’s no deal better than JCPOA: presidential chief of staff

    TEHRAN - Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that European Union knows that there is no deal better than the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially known as the JCPOA

  • E3 2020-02-03 20:31

    E3 seems to be blind follower of U.S. unilateralism: legislator 

    TEHRAN - An Iranian lawmaker has censured blind conformance of Britain, France and Germany (the three European signatories to 2015 nuclear deal) with the U.S. unilateralism, saying the E3’s move to trigger the dispute resolution mechanism under the deal is aimed at blackmailing Tehran. 

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-02-03 15:11

    Iran’s reasoning convinced E3 against activating trigger mechanism: spox

    TEHRAN– Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Mon. that the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) intended to activate the trigger mechanism but have decided against it for now after hearing Iran’s reasonings.

  • Martin Love 2020-01-24 12:42

    By Martin Love

    Iran’s one strike may have changed Mideast forever

    NORTH CAROLINA - The JCPOA certainly seems to be comatose and dying. Don’t blame Iran. Blame the U.S. first and then the E-3: Germany, France and the U.K. Can it be stated more plainly? No.

  • Naqavi Hosseini 2020-01-21 20:53

    E3 made ‘strategic mistake’ on Iran nuclear pact: MP

    TEHRAN — Spokesman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has slammed the three European countries’ decision to trigger the dispute mechanism under the Iran nuclear deal, saying the move was a “strategic mistake”.

  • علی لاریجانی 2020-01-19 17:20

    Iran warns to reconsider cooperation with IAEA if E3 acts unfairly 

    TEHRAN - Iran may reconsider its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if the three European countries signatory to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) continue their unfair approach towards Tehran's rights, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned on Sunday.

  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and French President Emmanuel Macron pose at the G7 summit in France's Biarritz (Photo by Getty) 2019-09-24 11:49

    Rouhani to E3: Attributing Aramco strike to Iran is based on ‘groundless blame game'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the E3 -- France, Germany, and the UK -- for their Monday statement in which Iran was blamed for the recent attack on Saudi oil facilities claimed by Yemen's Ansarullah movement.