• Abbas Araghchi Yesterday 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.

  • President Hassan Rouhani and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in New York on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly 2019-09-25 11:14

    Rouhani, Merkel discuss HOPE, accelerating INSTEX

    TEHRAN– Iranian president and the German chancellor discussed the necessary measures for saving the 2015 nuclear deal – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – as well as Iran's regional peace plan, 'HOPE'.

  • Chairman of INSTEX Michael Erhard Bock (R) met with Head of German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce Dagmar von Bohnstein in Tehran on Monday. 2019-09-16 19:11

    INSTEX chairman visiting Iran

    TEHRAN - Chairman of INSTEX Michael Erhard Bock, who is visiting Tehran to discuss the implementation of the instrument with senior Iranian officials, met with the Head of German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Iran) Dagmar von Bohnstein on Monday.

  • iaea 2019-09-07 19:31

    Acting IAEA chief to meet senior Iranian officials on Sunday

    (Press TV) - The acting chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Cornel Feruta, plans to hold talks with high-level Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday, an IAEA spokesman says.

  • حسین شریعتمداری 2019-09-06 19:28

    Europe is failing: journalist

    TEHRAN – As all eyes are fixed on Europe's diplomatic efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, a senior journalist gave an exclusive interview to Euronews.

  • Trump 2019-09-01 11:56

    By Martin Love

    The dangerous Mideast logjam first requires lubrication by the U.S. for its release

    NORTH CAROLINA - Claims are that some of Iran’s leaders think Donald Trump could be reelected next year and therefore some kind of negotiation over a “deal” with the U.S. may be necessary in the next year to obviate six more years of odious sanctions, which have had a marked impact on Iran’s economy.

  • Marc Finaud 2019-08-31 17:45

    By Javad Heirannia

    Cost of import of pharmaceutical in Iran has increased and reduced availability of medicine: Finaud

    TEHRAN - Marc Finaud, the former French Foreign Ministry spokesman, says that the Trump administration maintains exemptions from sanctions on humanitarian goods, but because of its banking sanctions against Iran also applicable to third countries, the cost of import of pharmaceutical in Iran has increased and reduced availability of medicine.

  • Arshin Adib-Moghaddam 2019-08-31 17:42

    By Javad Heirannia

    From the perspective of China, Iran is a major partner: Adib-Moghaddam

    TEHRAN-Professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Chair of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the London Middle East Institute believes that “From the perspective of China, Iran is a major partner, not only in terms of hydrocarbon imports, but also because of a comparable strategic vision of a multipolar world order and a new EurAsian century which is behind the One Belt initative.”

  • Paul Pillar 2019-08-31 11:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    Prospect for INSTEX is not good: Paul Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells that the Europeans still want to save the JCPOA. 

  • Olli Heinonen 2019-08-28 11:44

    By Javad Heirannia

    Economic benefits foreseen in INSTEX will not meet requirements of Iran: Heinonen

    TEHRAN - Olli Heinonen, the former deputy director general for safeguards at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), tells the Tehran Times that “It appears at this stage that the economic benefits foreseen in INSTEX are at best limited and will not meet the requirements of Iran.”

  • Hemmati 2019-08-21 01:04

    Europe should pre-purchase Iran’s oil through INSTEX first: CBI chief

    TEHRAN – The governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has said that the Europeans should show their sincerity about their Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) by ordering Iran’s crude.

  • Bernard Erbal German Diplomat 2019-08-09 22:00

    German head of INSTEX resigns

    A former senior German diplomat designated to head a mechanism to facilitate trade with Tehran has resigned, AP reported.

  • Top lawmaker likens INSTEX to an empty bucket 2019-08-07 21:52

    Top lawmaker likens INSTEX to an empty bucket

    TEHRAN – In its current form the European Union’s financial mechanism for trade with Iran is like an “empty bucket”, which is useless to the Islamic Republic, a senior MP said on Wednesday.

  • INSTEX 2019-08-07 12:28

    By Ali Babaei 

    INSTEX : Truth or Promise?

    At the moment we are witnessing some developments in the field of INSTEX, we should say that it has been established for a long time, but we still do not see any action under its structure and regulations. In addition, when the SPP mechanism was not implemented, it was initially expected that INSTEX would be able to meet at least some of the expectations of the parties, but in practice so far it has not been successful and only remains to be negotiated. After the United States withdrew from the treaty, the survival of its members depends entirely on the international treaty and its obligations, to fulfill such obligations.

  • Zarif Boris Johnson 2019-08-06 09:08

    By Mahmood Khaghani

    Boris and the English Job

    A new book, "The English Job", by former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw documented Iran's long (and merited) history of distrust of the British motives and actions. I note that the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, comes from the heart of the British or (as better known in Iran) English ’Establishment’ which was largely responsible for the decisions and actions which generated this mistrust.

  • Richard Nephew 2019-08-02 13:24

    By Javad Heirannia

    Sanctions have been part of U.S. foreign policy since the beginning of the Republic: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “Sanctions have been part of U.S. foreign policy since the beginning of the Republic.”

  • Tuomo Melasuo 2019-07-31 22:14

    INSTEX might be beginning of autonomous Europe in world: expert

    TEHRAN – INSTEX, a European special purpose vehicle for trade with Iran to bypass U.S. sanctions, might actually be the beginning of an autonomous Europe, free of the influence of Washington, a political science professor at Tampere University from Finland believes.

  • Mohammad Javad Zarif 2019-07-31 18:13

    INSTEX should not be a vehicle to carry out U.S. orders: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that the European special purpose vehicle for trade with Iran, known as INSTEX, should not be a means to carry out U.S. orders.

  • Ryabkov 2019-07-28 21:21

    By staff and agency

    Chances of saving nuclear deal to increase if INSTEX is open to third countries: Russia

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Sunday that chances of saving the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, will increase if the INSTEX mechanism is open to third countries and to transactions with Iranian oil.

  • استيفان شولتز 2019-07-28 18:25

    ‘Austria backs Iran’s right to use JCPOA economic benefits’

    TEHRAN – Underlining the necessity for protecting the Iran nuclear deal, aka Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Austria’s ambassador to Iran says that Tehran should be able to benefit from its economic advantages.

  • Robert Macaire 2019-07-27 19:44

    Iran should sell its oil: British ambassador

    TEHRAN - British Ambassador to Tehran Robert Macaire has said that Iran should sell its oil and Britain supports legitimate trade of Iran’s oil.

  • سفیر ایتالیا 2019-07-27 17:32

    Italy after de-escalation of tensions, envoy says

    TEHRAN – Italian Ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone has said his country’s goal is to reduce the tensions in the Persian Gulf, calling on Tehran to return to implementing the 2015 nuclear agreement which was unilaterally ditched last year by the United States.

  • Esfandyar Batmanghelidj 2019-07-22 20:22

    White House narrative on JCPOA incoherent: analyst

    TEHRAN – The founder of media company Bourse & Bazaar says the Trump administration’s approach toward the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is incoherent.

  • Zarif - Zakaria 2019-07-21 23:44

    Zarif: Europeans should be concerned over failure to ‘assert’ themselves

    TEHRAN –  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that European countries’ failure to establish an effective financial channel to trade with Iran is a “source of concern” since “they have not been able to assert themselves” despite having a larger collective economy than the United States.

  • Richard Nephew 2019-07-17 11:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. referring to trigger mechanism is irrelevant: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that U.S. referring to trigger mechanism “is a bit irrelevant.”