European Union


  • Josep Borrell 2020-01-24 19:53

    EU’s Borrell extends timeline for dispute mechanism on Iran deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday he had extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by France, Germany and Britain.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2020-01-22 14:07

    Europe’s policies only whet Trump’s appetite, Zarif says

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the Europeans’ submissive policies toward the JCPOA have only whetted U.S. President Donald Trump’s appetite.

  • Josep Borrell 2020-01-14 19:49

    By staff and agency

    EU chief diplomat: Preserving nuclear deal is now more important than ever

    European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Tuesday that preserving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, is now more important than ever.

  •  Travelers visit Naqsh-e Rostam, an Achaemenid-era rock-hewn necropolis in southern Iran 2019-12-31 21:12

    ECO Cultural Institute seeks tourism boom, new president says

    TEHRAN – The newly-appointed president of the Economic Cooperation Organization Cultural Institute said on Monday that development of tourism industry is a priority of her mission through launching joint projects with other member states.

  • Josep Borrell 2019-12-16 19:10

    Borrell says nuclear deal has benefits for Europe

    EU chief diplomat: Iran has not violated JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Josep Borrell, the new EU foreign policy chief, has said Iran is moving within the framework of the JCPOA and has not violated it, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Boris Johnson 2019-12-16 11:16

    By Martin Love

    Boris Johnson: An unhealthy choice anywhere

    NORTH CAROLINA - British voters know not what they did in elevating the Tories to their biggest victory in decades, and in defeating the Labor party and eliminating a humble, good man – Jeremy Corbyn – from a further role in politics. The voters know not what they did focusing far too much on demands that the country leave the EU, which the winner, Boris Johnson, has pledged to execute early in 2020 while at the same time Labor waffled amid suggestions of holding another referendum on Brexit.

  • Boris Johnson 2019-12-14 11:28

    By Hanif Ghafari

    The original game in UK has just started !

    The British Conservative Party finally won the House of Representatives by winning 364 seats. Many analysts believe that Boris Johnson's victory in the election means solving the riddle of Britain's exit from the EU. Some believe the British prime minister will leave the EU by the end of January 2020 (less than two months later) on his own accord. Essentially one of the reasons why British public opinion favored the Conservative Party and Boris Johnson was their desire for agreement with the European Union. But the key question is, is this equation easily formed?

  • Mousavi 2019-12-10 21:26

    EU adopting instrumental approach toward human rights

    TEHRAN - The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday that the European Union is making a political and instrumental use of human rights, noting such an approach is intended to isolate sovereign states.

  • Iranian crafts, souvenirs welcomed at Geneva charity fair 2019-12-09 19:14

    Iranian crafts, souvenirs welcomed at Geneva charity fair

    TEHRAN – Iranian handicrafts, souvenirs, and foodstuff were welcomed at the UN Bazaar 2019, an international charity fair which was held at the United Nations Office in Geneva on December 3.

  • Josep Borrell 2019-12-08 19:22

    By staff and agency

    New EU chief diplomat: We have collective responsibility to preserve nuclear deal

    Josep Borrell, the new EU foreign policy chief, has attached great importance to preserving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, saying “collective responsibility” is needed to stop the deal from breaking apart.

  • EU statement 2019-12-07 19:36

    Remaining parties firm to preserve nuclear deal: statement

    TEHRAN – The remaining parties to the JCPOA who met in Vienna on Friday issued a statement saying they are determined to preserve the 2015 nuclear agreement.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-12-03 19:02

    Tehran congratulates new EU foreign policy chief on appointment

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi has congratulated Josep Borrell on his appointment as the new EU foreign policy chief, voicing hopes that relations between Tehran and the EU would develop during his tenure.

  • Josep Borrel 2019-12-02 19:04

    New EU chief diplomat says nuclear deal must survive

    TEHRAN - Josep Borrell, new European Union foreign policy chief, has said that the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, must survive.

  • EU 2019-11-27 15:56

    By staff and agency

    Joint Commission of JCPOA to meet on December 6: EU

    The European Union issued a statement on Tuesday, announcing that the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will take place in Vienna on December 6.

  • Gharibabadi 2019-11-22 17:54

    Europe should pay price to salvage JCPOA: envoy

    TEHRAN – Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, says Europe should be ready to pay the price if it wants to preserve the nuclear deal.

  • Bolivian- Venezuela 2019-11-17 11:39

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    West attempts to repeat the Bolivian coup in Venezuela

    After the coup by the Bolivian military against the president, Western media outlets are trying to incite the Venezuelan army against Maduro by praising this event and comparing it to the developments in Venezuela.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-11-12 19:38

    Zarif expresses surprise over EU statement on Iran’s nuclear steps

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Monday slammed the European Union’s statement on Iran which is reducing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the return of sanctions by the United States and inaction by the Europeans shield Iran from the sanctions effect.

  • EU 2019-11-04 19:50

    By staff and agency

    EU says remains committed to nuclear deal

    Maja Kocijancic, a spokeswoman for the European Commission, said on Monday that the European Union remains committed to 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA.

  • Brexit 2019-10-23 12:03

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Third British PM may be crucified over Brexit

    TEHRAN - Brexit is getting more twisted every day. It is obvious that Boris Jonson is spending hard days. He seems severely concerned about the political future of himself and his Conservative Party. 

  • workshop 2019-10-22 19:32

    Iran-EU joint training workshop on nuclear emergency cases kicks off in Luxemburg

    TEHRAN – A joint training workshop named “Preparing for and Responding to a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency” was inaugurated at the venue of the European Union (EU) in Luxemburg City on Monday. 

  • Hossein Amir Abdollahian 2019-10-19 22:18

    Advisor says EU-planned INSTEX lacks locomotive engine

    TEHRAN - Hossein Amir Abdollahian, a senior advisor to the Iranian Parliament speaker, has said that INSTEX proposed by the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal to help reduce the impact of Washington’s sanctions on Iran lacks locomotive engine to start working.

  • Zarif Naledi Pandor 2019-10-17 00:10

    Zarif: EU has so far been unable to fulfill JCPOA commitments

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined on Wednesday that the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal have thus far been unable to fulfill their obligations under the pact, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • MP warns Europe to fulfil JCPOA duties or face Iran’s next step 2019-10-11 18:31

    MP warns Europe to fulfil JCPOA duties or face Iran’s next step

    TEHRAN – Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mojtaba Zonnour has warned that Iran would take the fourth step in reducing its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement of the JCPOA should the other side continue to fail to fulfil its obligations under the accord.

  • Europe's pretext for evading Iran's demands 2019-10-11 12:28

    By Hmaid Bayati

    Europe's pretext for evading Iran's demands

    TEHRAN - The opportunity to save the JCPOA (the nuclear deal concluded between Iran and the 5+1 group in 2015) is narrowing down, but the European signatories of the international deal, known as EU3 (Britain, France and Germany), are not daring enough to counter the U.S. and accept the expenses of their resistance against Washington’s illegal withdrawal from the JCPOA.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-10-08 20:03

    Iran says foreseeing next nuclear modification steps if Europe fails to honor commitments

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi has said that Tehran has even prepared plans for the next stages to scale down its nuclear deal commitments if the European side remains indifferent to the fourth step, the Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah 2019-10-06 12:14

    By Hana Saada

    Algeria Army lambasts EU interference in country’s affairs, vows to flout external dictates 

    Algeria’s People’s National Army’s Chief of Staff, Deputy Minister of National Defense, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah responded to the statements by the president of the European Parliament's subcommittee on human rights, saying that what was happening in Algeria was a strictly internal affair.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2019-09-23 20:10

    Iran rejects European Parliament resolution on human rights as ‘biased’

    TEHRAN – Tehran has rejected a human rights resolution by the European Parliament against Iran as “biased”, “unilateral” which is not in touch with reality.

  • Ali Akbar Salehi 2019-09-17 21:11

    EU action to save JCPOA has been just on paper: Salehi

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, the chief the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), has said that the European Union's action to save the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, was good but just on the paper.

  • Boris Johnson 2019-09-17 14:08

    By Saeed Sobhani

    A third conservative victim is on the way

    Boris Johnson at a dead end

    The British Prime Minister is in a difficult situation. Boris Johnson has lost the power to concentrate and manage on the issue of his country leaving the EU. Many parliamentarians, on the other hand, are looking at the controversial new British prime minister.

  • Angela Merkel 2019-09-11 16:39

    Merkel: Europe has chosen to uphold Iran deal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe has made its choice regarding the historic 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran — which the United States has been attempting to sabotage — and will honor the agreement.