• Biden 2020-12-02 22:40

    By Javad Heirannia

    Biden will continue ‘record arms sales to the region’: Georgetown University professor

    TEHRAN - Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar says the incoming Biden administration will continue “close relations and cooperation” with Israel, the Persian Gulf Arab states and maintain “record arms sales to the region”. 

  • UN 2020-12-02 22:36

    UN Security Council to hold session on JCPOA in December

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Security Council will hold a briefing session on the latest development in the West Asia region, including the situation around the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • 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.”

  • Seyyed Ali Mousavi 2020-12-01 18:26

    Iran, not Biden, will set the tone for nuclear-related issues: MP

    TEHRAN — An Iranian legislator said on Tuesday it will be Iran, not U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who will be able to set the tone for the nuclear-related issues.

  • Parliament 2020-11-30 11:26

    Implementation of Additional Protocol on the line

    TEHRAN – As the nation mourned the assassination of prominent nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iranian lawmakers made major strides toward halting the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

  • MP 2020-11-29 22:19

    Senior MP says Fakhrizadeh assassination will change nuclear policy

    ‘Majlis focusing on 20% uranium, expelling IAEA inspectors, leaving JCPOA’

    TEHRAN – A senior Iranian lawmaker has vowed to significantly raise uranium enrichment level and cease Iran’s cooperation with the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog in response to the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

  • MP 2020-11-29 22:03

    There will be no JCPOA 2: lawmaker

    TEHRAN – Fada Hossein Maleki, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, responded on Sunday to recent remarks by Saudi Arabia’s top diplomat, saying Riyadh is not in a position to call for another nuclear deal on Iran’s nuclear program.

  • 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.

  • Vaezi 2020-11-25 18:25

    Iran says won’t negotiate terms of nuclear pact

    TEHRAN – Presidential chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi has said the nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which was signed in July 2015, is not open to new rounds of negotiations.

  • Bill 2020-11-24 19:33

    Iran Parliament moves to raise uranium enrichment level to 20%

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee discussed on Tuesday a plan to significantly increase Iran’s nuclear activities, including uranium enrichment level.

  • Zolnouri 2020-11-24 19:31

    Senior MP rejects Saudi ‘JCPOA++’ offer

    TEHRAN – Mojtaba Zolnouri, the head of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has rejected a Saudi offer to be a partner on any future nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Zarif Lavrov 2020-11-24 18:12

    Zarif, Lavrov discuss Syria, Karabakh, JCPOA

    TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed the situations in Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh in a phone call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

  • Obama 2020-11-24 14:44

    Obama: World to question U.S. reliability regarding Iran deal

    TEHRAN — Former U.S. President Barack Obama has criticized his successor Donald Trump for damaging the United States’ image in the world, saying the world will still question the reliability of the U.S. during the Biden era with issues such as the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Davoud Hermidas Bavand 2020-11-23 18:27

    Riyadh thinks Iran will gain power if JCPOA survives: analyst

    TEHRAN – A senior political analyst has said Saudi Arabia believes that a U.S. return to the 2015 nuclear deal will strengthen Iran and will boost Tehran’s influence in the region.

  • Gharibabadi 2020-11-23 18:26

    Iran has the most transparent nuclear program in the world, says envoy

    TEHRAN – Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, says Iran has the most transparent nuclear program in the world.

  • JCPOA 2020-11-23 10:15

    Biden could face a bumpy road toward reviving the Iran deal

    Near to impossible

    TEHRAN – Joe Biden, who is widely projected to win the United States presidential election, has vowed to rejoin a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers that President Donald Trump vociferously quit nearly two and a half years ago, but Biden has been very tight-lipped about how he would rejoin the nuclear deal or approach Iran in general.

  • Missile 2020-11-22 17:46

    Missile program is not negotiable: MP

    TEHRAN – Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Saturday that Iran’s missile capability is not negotiable.

  • Salimi 2020-11-22 15:16

    U.S., Europe should pay Iran $200 billion in compensation over JCPOA failure: senior MP

    TEHRAN – Alireza Salimi, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s presiding board, has urged the United States and Europe to compensate Iran for the losses it incurred following Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and a failure by Europeans to honor their commitments as well.

  • Iran 2020-11-21 23:47

    Europe sees opportunity for transatlantic cooperation against Iran

    TEHRAN – While the United State election results are yet to be officially announced, European countries signatory to a 2015 Iran nuclear deal seem to be in a rush to lay the groundwork for a transatlantic policy that would secure U.S.-European interests with regard to Iran.

  • JCPOA 2020-11-18 22:04

    Russian, UK diplomats discuss Iran nuclear program

    TEHRAN - Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov and visiting Minister for European Neighborhood and the Americas at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Wendy Morton discussed on Tuesday issues related to Iran, according to the Russian TASS news agency.

  • Zarif 2020-11-18 22:04

    FM Zarif outlines give-and-take approach to revive JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has introduced a give-and-take approach to help ease tensions over a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, conditioning Iran’s return to the deal on the U.S. compliance with it.

  • Khatibzadeh 2020-11-18 17:53

    Tehran says ready to return to full compliance with JCPOA if next U.S. admin honors the deal

    TEHRAN — Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has voiced Iran’s readiness to return to full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if the next U.S. administration honors the deal.

  • Gharibabadi 2020-11-17 21:20

    Envoy urges IAEA to guarantee implementation of nuclear-related co-op

    TEHRAN – Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has stressed that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should guarantee effective implementation of nuclear-related technical cooperation programs.

  • Zarif 2020-11-17 21:20

    Iranian, British foreign ministers discuss JCPOA

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has talked with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, to discuss bilateral cooperation within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Biden 2020-11-17 11:04

    By Javad Heirannia

    Biden will return to JCPOA but won’t lift sanctions swiftly: George Washington University professor

    TEHRAN – A professor of international business at the George Washington University says he thinks Joe Biden will restore the 2015 nuclear agreement (JCPOA) in order to make his former boss Barack Obama happy and strengthen ties with Europeans who feel “betrayed” by the United States.

  • Moqtadaee 2020-11-16 23:36

    Parliament to review ‘strategic bill to lift sanctions’ at first opportunity

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Parliament’s strategic bill to lift the United States sanctions on Iran will be submitted to the Parliament’s presiding board at the earliest opportunity, a senior lawmaker sitting on the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee told the Islamic Consultative Assembly News Agency (ICANA) on Monday.

  • Sherman 2020-11-15 18:12

    Trump admin doing utmost to kill JCPOA: Wendy Sherman

    TEHRAN – Wendy Sherman, the former U.S. nuclear negotiator with Iran, has said the Trump administration is trying to do whatever they can, quite frankly, to make it more difficult for the Biden administration to return to the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA).

  • G77 2020-11-14 20:52

    G77, China reaffirm support for JCPOA

    TEHRAN - A coalition of 134 developing countries, known as the Group of 77, and China have expressed support for a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, saying the nuclear deal “is a concrete case of a successful multilateral action for resolving outstanding global issues.”

  • Malley 2020-11-14 17:33

    Biden to rejoin JCPOA if Iran returns to commitments: ex-Obama aide

    TEHRAN — Robert Malley, a special assistant to former U.S. President Barack Obama, has said President-elect Joe Biden intends to join the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) on condition that Iran comes back into compliance with the text.

  • Rabiei 2020-11-13 22:09

    Iran calls on ‘new White House officials’ to unconditionally return to commitments

    TEHRAN – Ali Rabiei, the Iranian government spokesman, said on Thursday that Iran expects the incoming White House leader to unconditionally return to Washington’s obligations, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) news agency.