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  • European Union Today 14:50

    By Hanif Ghaffari 

    Europe's return to the twentieth century!

    The three countries of Britain, Germany and France are not in good shape: Berlin faces a crisis of leadership and there is no prospect of the end of the Angela Merkel Chancellery.

  • Europeans are all talk and no action, MP says Yesterday 20:24

    Europeans are all talk and no action, MP says

    TEHRAN – Alaeddin Boroujerdi, a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has criticized European countries for failing to fulfil their obligations under the 2015 nuclear agreement, saying the Europeans are all talk and their inaction is unacceptable.

  • Lunar eclipse 2019 2019-07-19 12:19

    Lunar eclipse 2019: from Australia to UK, stargazers enjoy bright side of the moon

    Stargazers around the world have enjoyed a view of a global lunar eclipse, delighting people from Dehli to Dublin.

  • Jahangiri urges Europe to press U.S. to lift cruel sanctions 2019-07-16 19:25

    Jahangiri urges Europe to press U.S. to lift cruel sanctions

    TEHRAN – Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri on Tuesday urged Europe to put pressure on the United States to remove its anti-Iran “cruel sanctions” instead of holding futile meetings and mounting pressure on Tehran to salvage the 2015 nuclear agreement.

  • Boris Johnson 2019-07-16 12:42

    By Saeed Sobhani

    Boris Johnson and the mystery of leaving Europe

    TEHRAN-Boris Johnson has become a controversial politician in Britain in recent days. Many UK analysts believe that Boris Johnson himself does not know exactly what he wants to do with the EU's exit plan! Johnson's contradictory statements and stances have strengthened this trend. In any case, even if Johnson is present at the head of the British political and administrative equations, it would seem that we are witnessing a more complicated political situation in this country. Here are some of the latest analyzes and news on Boris Johnson:

  • Europeans ‘are not honoring’ JCPOA commitments: envoy 2019-07-10 20:03

    Europeans ‘are not honoring’ JCPOA commitments: envoy

    TEHRAN – European powers “are not honoring their commitments” under the 2015 nuclear deal, says Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations.

  • Ex-Foreign Ministry official says it’s ‘impossible’ to continue co-op with Europe 2019-06-30 22:20

    Ex-Foreign Ministry official says it’s ‘impossible’ to continue co-op with Europe

    TEHRAN – A former Foreign Ministry spokesman has criticized European countries’ inaction to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal, saying continuing the current situation with Europe is “impossible” and “unreasonable”.

  • Europe unable to secure Iran’s nuclear deal interests: ex-envoy 2019-06-22 19:11

    Europe unable to secure Iran’s nuclear deal interests: ex-envoy

    TEHRAN – Iran’s former ambassador to Norway believes Europe cannot secure Iran’s interests from the 2015 nuclear deal, saying that European countries’ power is restricted to opening a channel for Iran to import foodstuff and pharmaceuticals.

  • Top MP advises Europe to take Iran’s ultimatum seriously 2019-06-19 18:08

    Top MP advises Europe to take Iran’s ultimatum seriously

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian lawmaker on Wednesday advised European parties to the 2015 nuclear pact, also known as the JCPOA, to take Tehran’s 60-day ultimatum seriously.

  • کمالوندی 2019-06-19 17:42

    Iran says to scale back nuclear commitments to create balance

    TEHRAN - Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has said that if the Europeans refuse to uphold Iran’s rights under the 2015 nuclear deal, Tehran will continue to scale back its commitments to “create a balance”.

  • lavrov 2019-06-11 19:36

    Some Western states want Iran to violate nuclear deal, Russian FM says

    Lavrov: Keeping JCPOA alive largely dependent on Europe

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that some Western partners want Iran to make a mistake and declare steps which will be in breach of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Europe unwilling to pay the price to save JCPOA: MP 2019-05-19 19:47

    Europe unwilling to pay the price to save JCPOA: MP

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Majlis Nuclear Committee Mojtaba Zonnour said on Sunday that while European countries are capable of preserving the Iran nuclear agreement, they are not willing to pay the price for saving it.

  • 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.

  • Iran-EU 2019-05-08 11:32

    By Mohammad Homaeifar

    The message Iran should have for Europe

    TEHRAN - Once again, a new scheme has been devised to curb Iran missile activity. This time the top officials of Germany, Britain, and France, led by Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State, have started a dangerous game. 

  • Ex-envoy criticizes Europe for failing to protect ties with Iran 2019-05-06 20:57

    Ex-envoy criticizes Europe for failing to protect ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – Abdolreza Faraji-Rad, Iran’s former ambassador to Norway, has criticized European countries for failing to fully fulfil their obligations with regard to protecting their trade ties with Iran, Mehr reported on Monday.

  • Iran cannot pin hopes on its Europe ties: expert 2019-04-29 21:07

    Iran cannot pin hopes on its Europe ties: expert

    TEHRAN – An expert on international affairs believes that Iran cannot be hopeful about the future of its relations with Europe.

  • Why U.S. neo-conservatives are trying to block Europe from BRI benefits 2019-04-29 11:19

    By John Ross

    Why U.S. neo-conservatives are trying to block Europe from BRI benefits

    This is an important year for Europe as economic slowdown is likely - the IMF projects EU growth will fall to 1.6 percent in 2019. Regarding major external influences which can improve or worsen this situation, the US will also slow, the IMF projecting a decline in growth from 2.9 to 2.3 percent, while China's growth is expected to be far higher at 6.0-6.5 percent.

  • European banks refuse to deliver humanitarian aid to Iran: Zarif 2019-04-15 19:45

    European banks refuse to deliver humanitarian aid to Iran: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran has obtained documents showing that European banks are rejecting humanitarian aid from Iranians living abroad and others who tried to help the victims of floods in Iran.

  • zarif 2019-04-14 13:28

    Zarif warns Europeans must not imagine that Iran will wait for them

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Europeans on Sunday that Tehran will not wait for them for too long to implement their mechanism for trade with Iran.

  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 2019-04-07 09:56

    By Javad Heirannia

    ‘People of the region yearn for democracy, human rights and social equality’

    TEHRAN - Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that “The people of the region yearn for democracy, human rights and social equality.”

  • The collapse of American empire is a warning to Europe 2019-03-09 09:52

    By Heshmatollah Rahnama 

    The collapse of American empire is a warning to Europe

    TEHRAN - The wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and threats and violence against Latin America, and imposition of sanctions on various nations, all can deface the United States and its unpopular policy in the international community, set to protect U.S. financial institutions.

  • Europe must pay the price to salvage JCPOA: deputy FM 2019-03-05 22:01

    Europe must pay the price to salvage JCPOA: deputy FM

    TEHRAN – Political will alone would not suffice to save the JCPOA, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Monday, urging Europe to “take practical measures and pay the price” to salvage the 2015 nuclear accord.

  • Tehran: Europe would be facing terrorists if Hezbollah did not exist 2019-03-04 20:16

    Tehran: Europe would be facing terrorists if Hezbollah did not exist

    TEHRAN – Europe would be facing many problems with the terrorists if Hezbollah did not exist, Tehran said on Monday in reaction to Britain’s listing of the Lebanese resistance movement as a terrorist organization.

  • 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.

  • Shireen Hunter 2019-02-18 11:54

    By Javad Heirannia

    Warsaw meeting did not achieve its goal: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that “The Warsaw meeting did not achieve its goal.”

  • Russia: European recognition of Guaido foreign meddling in Venezuela 2019-02-04 16:48

    Russia: European recognition of Guaido foreign meddling in Venezuela

    Russia has denounced coordinated attempts to “legitimize usurped power” in Venezuela after a number of European countries recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as “interim leader” of the Latin American country.

  • Europe sets up transactions channel with Iran 2019-02-01 14:16

    Europe sets up transactions channel with Iran

    Several European countries have set up a new transaction channel that will allow companies to continue trading with Iran despite U.S. sanctions. The announcement was made on Thursday.

  • Outbound travels slump by 30%: tourism official 2019-01-28 20:56

    Outbound travels slump by 30%: tourism official

    TEHRAN – Iran’s outbound tourism fell by 30 percent during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2018) from a year earlier, a tourism official has said.

  • Saudi Arabia blacklisted for posing threat to EU 2019-01-27 15:10

    Saudi Arabia blacklisted for posing threat to EU

    Saudi Arabia has reportedly been included in an EU draft list of countries that pose a threat to the bloc due to their alleged lax control on money laundering and terrorism financing.