• Gholamreza Ansari 2020-05-15 16:43

    Iranian diplomat says INSTEX is not enough

    TEHRAN - Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Gholamreza Ansari has said that current interactions through INSTEX (the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges) are not enough.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2020-04-21 19:07

    Rouhani urges EU to counter U.S. ‘inhuman’ sanctions regime

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has urged the European Union to counter the United States’ “inhuman” actions.

  • Abbas Mousavi 2020-04-20 18:54

    ‘Persian Gulf is our region and our armed forces should be able to patrol without hurdles’

    Iran says foreign forces are source of regional tension

    TEHRAN - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday that foreign forces’ presence in the region is the source of insecurity, instability and tension.

  • Mikhail Ulyanov 2020-04-08 01:08

    Russia calls for expand INSTEX beyond EU borders

    TEHRAN - Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has called for expand INSTEX to include countries beyond the borders of the European Union.

  • Rouhani 2020-04-07 17:25

    Rouhani to Macron: Initial INSTEX steps positive but ‘not sufficient’

    TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani has said initial steps to implement the trade mechanism with Europe, also known as INSTEX, are positive but not sufficient.

  • Russia 2020-04-03 17:47

    Russia welcomes INSTEX progress

    TEHRAN — Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has welcomed the progress made by the three European countries regarding the INSTEX financial mechanism.

  • Sergei Ryabkov, Kazem Jalali 2020-03-17 19:40

    Russia to continue helping Iran to contain coronavirus: Ryabkov

    TEHRAN - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said that Moscow will continue helping Iran to contain the coronavirus.

  • Kazem Jalali 2020-03-04 18:57

    No transaction has been done through INSTEX: Iranian diplomat

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali said on Tuesday that no transaction has been done through the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).

  • Matthew Anthony Evangelista 2020-02-26 16:32

    Europeans have been slow in implementing INSTEX: U.S. professor

    TEHRAN - Matthew Anthony Evangelista, a U.S political science professor at Cornel University, has said that the Europeans have been “slow” in implementing the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).

  • Ali Larijani 2020-02-24 19:27

    Larijani says EU just keeps talking about preserving nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has criticized Europe for failure to take practical actions to save the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the European Union just keeps talking about preserving the agreement, officially known as the JCPOA.

  • Hassan Rouhani 2020-02-22 22:18

    Iran has not closed path of dialogue with EU, Rouhani says

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran has not closed the path of dialogue with the European Union on the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

  • INSTEX 2020-02-12 16:58

    By staff and agency

    INSTEX a prime example of futility of Europe’s struggle for strategic autonomy from U.S.: NY Times

    In an article published by The New York Times on Monday, it is said that the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) is a prime example of the futility of Europe’s struggle for strategic autonomy from the United States.

  • Bahram Qassemi 2020-01-24 19:51

    Iranian diplomat says maximum pressure will spread unilateralism

    TEHRAN - Bahram Qassemi, Iran’s ambassador to France, said on Thursday that intensification of the United States’ maximum pressure against Iran will just spread unilateralism.

  • Trump 2020-01-18 10:47

    By Martin Love

    The U.S. now: Widespread thuggery

    NORTH CAROLINA - For those who remember a time when U.S. leaders and especially those in the White House appeared at least nominally dignified and worthy of some respect, the appearance now is one of outright immoral, widespread thuggery and its attendant ills like blackmail and murder, the latter for which Trump may be liable in the International Criminal Court provided Iran presents the case of Soleimani’s assassination along with his comrades’ demise to the court.

  • گفتگو با حجت الاسلام مجتبی ذوالنوری ، رئیس کمیسیون امنیت ملی و سیاست خارجی مجلس شورای اسلامی 2019-12-21 21:33

    Iran may not take fifth JCPOA step if INSTEX goes into effect: senior MP

    TEHRAN (MNA) – Chairman of the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mojtaba Zonnour has said that if the EU-proposed INSTEX is operationalized, Tehran may reconsider taking the fifth step in reducing its commitments to the nuclear deal.

  • Abbas Araghchi 2019-12-16 19:14

    Araghchi says Iran’s dealings with INSTEX entering its final stage

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said on Monday that transactions within INSTEX barter mechanism is entering its final phase.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-12-09 19:17

    FM says Iran unsatisfied with Europeans’ commitments to JCPOA

    INSTEX may be implemented in future: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) may be implemented in future.

  • Hua Chunying 2019-12-04 20:34

    By staff and agency

    China welcomes six European states joining INSTEX

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Tuesday that China highly commends efforts to implement the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) and welcomed six new European states for joining it.

  • EU 2019-12-01 19:33

    By staff and agency

    E3 welcomes six European countries joining INSTEX

    France, Germany and the United Kingdom have issued a joint statement welcoming a decision by Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden to join the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).

  • Abbas Araghchi 2019-12-01 18:53

    World is responsible for implementing nuclear deal, Iran says

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said on Sunday that the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, is an international agreement and the world is responsible for implementing it.

  • Emmanuel Macron 2019-12-01 12:08

    By Hanif Ghafari

    Wrong French address to public opinion

    The French Foreign Minister has called the accession of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium to the European Special Financial Mechanism(INSTEX) an indication of "Europe's commitment to a nuclear deal with Iran"! These ridiculous statements indicate that the French still intend to continue their joint game with the United States of America against the Islamic Republic of Iran. This dangerous, albeit unpredictable, game was started and continued by U.S. and French Presidents (Trump and Emmanuel Macron) in year 2017.

  • Abbas Araghchi 2019-11-30 20:09

    Diplomat hopes INSTEX would be implemented as six more countries join in

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said on Saturday that he hopes the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) would become operational as six more European countries join the financial mechanism.

  • Jean-Yves Le Drian 2019-11-30 20:08

    France welcomes six European countries’ decision to join INSTEX

    TEHRAN – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has welcomed six European countries’ decision to join the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).

  • INSTEX 2019-11-29 17:04

    By staff and agency

    Six European countries to join INSTEX

    Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden issued a joint statement on Friday, announcing becoming shareholders of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).

  • Abbas Araghchi 2019-11-11 21:26

    Iran says INSTEX has not been fully implemented

    TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi has said that INSTEX has not been yet fully implemented.

  • Peter Jenkins 2019-11-03 14:48

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump may be readier to make concessions to Iran in impeachment situation: Jenkins

    TEHRAN - Peter Jenkins, former UK Ambassador to the IAEA and UN says that the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Trump has created a situation in which he may be readier to make concessions to Iran.

  • 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.

  • Marc Finaud
2019-10-14 11:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    INSTEX has a limited scope: Finaud

    TEHRAN - Marc Finaud, the former French Foreign Ministry spokesman, says that the INSTEX mechanism is operational but has a limited scope.

  • Shireen Hunter 2019-10-13 14:16

    By Javad Heirannia

    Europe has not been honest with Tehran: Shireen Hunter

    TEHRAN - Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that “France is not capable of doing anything to ensure the JCPOA's survival without American approval.”

  • Rouhani-Merkel 2019-09-27 13:04

     By Mohammad Hashemi

    Does Merkel follow Trump’s footsteps on Iran?

    The talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday (September 24) in New York were held at the height of tensions between Tehran and Washington.