Iran nuclear deal


  • Spox 2022-07-26 21:02

    No one gets smarter by talking

    TEHRAN - In the latest sign that Washington is still not ready to make the necessary political decisions required to conclude nuclear talks, a U.S. official accused Iran of being unwilling to return to the 2015 nuclear deal. 

  • Marandi 2022-07-02 21:24

    The West forcibly backed down from some positions: advisor

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Marandi, an advisor to the Iranian negotiating team at the nuclear talks, has said that the West was compelled to give up some of its positions in recent months and they will be forced to give up other positions in order to resolve the remaining issues.

  • Experts call on Biden to return U.S. to JCPOA 2022-06-11 21:48

    Experts urge Biden to intensify diplomacy to revive Iran nuclear deal

    TEHRAN - Experts from the Arms Control Association have strongly urged President Joe Biden to immediately intensify diplomatic efforts to break the stalemate on talks to restore compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Grossi 2022-06-08 20:43

    Iran responds to Grossi by cutting off cameras beyond Safeguards

    TEHRAN — The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) released a statement on Wednesday announcing that it has removed two of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s surveillance cameras which were beyond Safeguards agreement from a nuclear facility.

  • Iran nuclear deal 2022-06-08 17:09

    By Prem Anand Mishra

    Limits of U.S. ‘coercive diplomacy': The case of Iran nuclear deal

    The culture of coercive diplomacy as a national security strategy has been the hallmark of U.S. foreign policy as leverage to seek the desired outcome against its perceived enemies and adversaries.

  • EU's Borrell 2022-03-05 16:31

    EU's Borrell: Agreement on Iran nuclear deal may be found this weekend

    TEHRAN - An agreement may be reached this weekend in indirect talks between Iran and the United States on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday.

  • Ronnie Lipschutz 2021-12-25 17:04

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Professor calls Israeli persistent threat to bomb Iran a bluff

    TEHRAN - An American professor is of the opinion that Israel’s threat to bomb Iran’s research facilities is a “bluff”.

  • Asif Shuja 2021-12-04 23:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran’s goals cannot be met by revival of the 2015 pact: researcher

    TEHRAN - A senior research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore says the 2015 nuclear deal won’t bring economic benefits for Iran.

  • Barbara Slavin 2021-11-07 16:36

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Iran has every right to distrust U.S.: American foreign policy expert

    TEHRAN – Pointing to U.S. unilateral policies under Donald Trump’s presidency, an American foreign policy expert says Iran is very rightful in distrusting the U.S.

  • Araghchi 2021-05-19 16:55

    Good progress made in Vienna talks: top negotiator

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian diplomat leading the Iranian negotiating team in the Vienna nuclear talks has said that progress was made during the talks but delegations need to return to capitals to make some decisions regarding the talks.

  • Zarif 2021-04-16 18:46

    Iran to avoid protracted nuclear talks: FM Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has ruled out the prospect of Iran and the P4+1 engaging in a process of talks for the sake of talks, saying the duration of the nuclear negotiations is determined by national interests. 

  • Shamkhani Biden 2021-03-29 20:48

    World not limited to the West, Iran’s top security official says

    TEHRAN - The world is not limited the West and the West is not also just law-breaking U.S. and the three European countries of Britain, France and Germany which reneged on their commitments to uphold the terms of the JCPOA, the official name for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a top Iran’s security official said on Monday.

  • JCPOA nuclear deal 2021-03-27 21:00

    It’s not U.S. stance that Iran must take first step to revive JCPOA: U.S. official

    Who might take the first step to resume compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, is not an issue for the United States, a U.S. official said on Friday, suggesting greater flexibility on the part of Washington.

  • 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. 

  • Unplugging the Cameras 2021-02-14 21:09

    MP tells Tehran Times: Iran hellbent on stopping Additional Protocol

    Unplugging the cameras

    TEHRAN – The clock is ticking. Each day brings Iran closer to an important deadline that could turn the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers into a thing of the past.

  • FM Zarif 2021-02-02 21:49

    Iran FM dismisses U.S. counterpart’s claim on nuclear breakout time

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the claim by his American counterpart that Iran could be weeks away from developing nuclear weapons by saying that claim was more aimed at public opinion than reality.

  • From left to right: James Phillips, Michael Rubin, Richard Goldberg, Ilan Berman 2021-01-30 17:29

    The Heritage Foundation to the Oval Office:

    Not to back off any sanctions, cast the new deal as a treaty

    TEHRAN- The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. which has a significant influence on U.S. public policymaking.

  • Iran 2021-01-02 16:52

    Iran to increase uranium enrichment level to 20%: nuclear chief

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to increase uranium enrichment level to 20% as soon as possible, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said late on Friday amid simmering tensions with the United States.

  • JCPOA 2020-12-07 23:05

    Europeans push for new deal while U.S. remains silent

    The West’s true colors

    TEHRAN – European countries signatory to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have expressed concerns over Tehran’s nuclear program, but a former Iranian diplomat tells the Tehran Times that the these countries are not genuinely worried about Iran's nuclear activities. Instead, he said, they are worried about the Islamic Republic getting stronger over time.

  • Biden 2020-12-02 22:36

    Biden reaffirms support for JCPOA, vows to engage Iran

    TEHRAN – Joe Biden has said that he still stands by his views on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that were articulated in a mid-September op-ed, but a U.S. return to the deal would be “hard.”

  • E3 2020-11-28 12:49

    European duplicity

    TEHRAN – European parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany, and the UK - which have been claiming that they are “tirelessly” trying to preserve the nuclear deal, made new demands of Iran that will only complicate the situation around the nuclear deal and put it in danger rather than saving it.

  • UN 2020-09-16 00:47

    UN secretary-general calls on international community to protect JCPOA

    TEHRAN – United Natation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the global community to do all they can to protect a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • JCPOA Joint Commission 2020-09-01 14:50

    JCPOA parties meet amid U.S. isolation 

    The signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, meet in Vienna on Tuesday. 

  • 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).

  • Lavrov - Zarif 2020-02-16 14:16

    Lavrov discusses Iran nuclear deal with Zarif, Borrell

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the Iran nuclear deal as well as the situation in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

  • mousavi 2020-01-14 20:05

    Iran warns to take ‘firm, decisive and proportional response’ if E3 takes unconstructive steps

    TEHRAN - The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, in a statement on Tuesday, reacted to a decision by the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal to activate the “trigger mechanism”, noting that the move will not serve nobody’s interests.

  • Kuwait 2019-12-13 18:08

    Kuwait calls for lift of sanctions on Iran 

    TEHRAN - Mansour Al-Otaibi, Kuwait’s ambassador to the UN, has called for removal of sanctions on Iran. 

  • NPT 2019-11-10 19:17

    Iran says has no immediate plan to quit NPT

    TEHRAN – Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that there are several options on the table, but based on the current situation, Tehran does not have any immediate plan to leave the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). 

  • Araqchi 2019-11-09 19:12

    Araqchi: Lifting oil, banking sanctions to please Iran to fulfill JCPOA undertakings 

    TEHRAN – Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday that his country is ready to return to pre-modification of the nuclear deal’s obligations if the oil and banking sanctions on Tehran are lifted. 

  • Ryabkov 2019-11-08 18:24

    Russia voices concern over full collapse of JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov voiced his country’s deep concern over full failure of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as Iran nuclear deal.