Jean-Yves Le Drian

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  • eu 2019-07-15 20:27

    By staff and agencies

    European chief diplomats insist on the need to save nuclear deal

    European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and a number of European foreign ministers have said they seek to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.

  • ژان ایو لودریان وزیر خارجه فرانسه 2019-05-28 19:33

    French hypocrisy toward Yemen war

    TEHRAN- French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday reiterated calls for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end a conflict in Yemen that he described as a “dirty war”.

  • france 2019-05-12 19:41

    By staff and agency

    It is a pity U.S. not honoring JCPOA commitments, French FM says

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that it is a pity that the U.S. is not honoring its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Zarif: Iran won’t forsake own security for Le Drian’s sake 2019-02-17 20:46

    Foreign Minister Zarif says Israel is looking for war.

    Zarif: Iran won’t forsake own security for Le Drian’s sake

    TEHRAN – In a panel discussion on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he cannot deprive his country of its defense capabilities just for the sake of his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian.

  • From left, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas launch the long-awaited special vehicle for Iran trade in Bucharest, Romania, on Jan. 31. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images) 2019-02-01 22:13

    BY Haniyeh Sadat Jafariyeh

    SPV: A European mechanism to struggle U.S., gain economic autonomy

    In their joint statement on that last day of January, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt introduced the SPV (a special purpose vehicle) also called INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges), the financial mechanism which enables Iran to keep doing business with the rest of the world despite the draconian financial sanctions imposed by the Trump administration.

  • spv 2019-02-01 21:06

    Iran seeks speedy implementation of commitments as EU sets up payment channel with Iran

    TEHRAN – The Foreign Ministry issued a statement of Thursday saying Tehran welcomes the European Union’s payments mechanisms to skirt the U.S. sanctions against Iran, yet it sought an immediate implementation of the payment channel.

  • qassemi 2019-01-29 20:42

    Iran denies missile talks with France

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has denied any talks with France over Tehran’s missile program, calling claim of missile talks an “absolute lie”.

  • Tehran reiterates missiles are ‘non-negotiable’ 2019-01-27 21:04

    Tehran reiterates missiles are ‘non-negotiable’

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has reiterated Iran’s firm stance on its missile program, saying the country’s missiles are “non-negotiable”.

  • Tehran hits back at French sanctions threats 2019-01-26 20:06

    Tehran hits back at French sanctions threats

    TEHRAN – Iran has strongly criticized France for threatening Tehran with new sanctions over its missile program, vowing to reconsider its relations with European countries if such sanctions are imposed.

  • spv 2019-01-25 17:42

    By staff and agency

    EU says SPV to be launched ‘very soon’

    The European Commission said it’s seeking to launch “very soon” a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to help European companies bypass U.S. sanctions on Iran.

  • کمیسیون اروپا 2018-09-24 23:36

    European powers back Iran deal ahead of UN summit

    TEHRAN – A number of European leaders have expressed support for the 2015 nuclear deal ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Mogherini, Le Drian meet Zarif in New York 2018-09-24 20:05

    Mogherini, Le Drian meet Zarif in New York

    TEHRAN – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian separately met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York on Monday, IRNA reported.

  • Trump -  Macron 2018-09-08 10:14

    By Hamid Bayati

    Did Trump deceive Macron again?

    Speaking at a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Vienna, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian's remarks on the necessity of holding missile and regional negotiations with Iran surprised many of his addressees!

  • le drian 2018-09-05 21:16

    By staff and agency

    Nuclear deal is ‘not dead’, says French FM

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is “not dead”.

  • qassemi 2018-09-03 09:03

    Talks with Europeans on nuclear deal to continue, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that Iran will continue talks with the Europeans on preserving the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • qassemi 2018-08-31 21:33

    Iran to France: Missile program is non-negotiable

    TEHRAN – The Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday reiterating Tehran’s long held policy that Iran’s missile program is “domestic”, “legitimate”, “defensive” and “non-negotiable”.

  • مکرون 2018-08-06 10:49

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email: m.ghaderi62@gmail.com

    Why are Iranians unhappy with the Elysee Palace?

    French politicians will continue to play their double standard approach toward the nuclear deal with Iran. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian recently announced that France (along with other European countries) does not intend to offer a package in the near future to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran! On the other hand, French officials have been silent about how their economic cooperation with Iran has been in place in recent days.

  • “Mithra killing the Bull”, one of the loaned objects at Tehran’s Louvre show, which ended on March 5 at the National Museum of Iran. 2018-07-31 10:54

    Louvre show wraps up months of boom in Tehran museum visits

    TEHRAN - A momentous Louvre show came to an end at the National Museum of Iran on Monday.

  •  Jean Yves Le Drian 2018-07-10 11:09

    By Mohammad Ghaderi

    France dangerous game over the Nuclear Deal

    TEHRAN - On the eve of the negotiations between Iran and the members of the P4+1 in Vienna on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the French Foreign Minister determined the fate of "European JCPOA" once and for all! In an interview with RTL radio on the "Europe's package of proposals to Iran" for saving the nuclear deal, Jean Yves Le Drian stated:

  • Tehran criticizes French FM’s anti-Iran remarks, says missile program solely defensive 2018-07-07 20:42

    Tehran says missile program solely defensive

    TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has criticized French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s anti-Iran remarks, saying “short-sighted political interests” should not lead the French government to distort Iran’s constructive policies in the region.

  • French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian 2018-06-01 20:29

    Europe making progress on anti-U.S. sanction measures over Iran: France

    France’s foreign minister said on Thursday that the European Union has made some progress on measures to protect the bloc’s companies from U.S. sanctions on Iran but these were still insufficient.

  • Iran sanctions will further endanger Mideast: French FM 2018-05-24 09:22

    Iran sanctions will further endanger Mideast: French FM

    TEHRAN – France has criticized the U.S. for withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and resorting, instead, to a policy of pressure and sanctions against the country, warning that such approach could further destabilize the restive Middle East region.

  • France says reimposing sanctions on is ‘unacceptable’ 2018-05-12 04:21

    France says reimposing sanctions on Iran ‘unacceptable’

    TEHRAN – France has denounced as “unacceptable” the U.S. move to re-impose sanctions on companies trading with Iran, BBC reported.

  • zarif 2018-05-04 20:36

    FM Zarif highlights importance of boosting military capability

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that it is very important to boost the country’s military power.

  • Nuclear deal ‘must not be touched’: France’s Le Drian 2018-03-10 20:22

    Nuclear deal ‘must not be touched’: France’s Le Drian

    TEHRAN – French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has ruled out any changes to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, saying that the agreement “must not be touched”.

  • The Louvre in Tehran and triumph of cultural diplomacy 2018-03-07 18:08

    The Louvre in Tehran and triumph of cultural diplomacy

    TEHRAN – An unprecedented Louvre exhibit in Tehran can be deemed as a triumph of cultural diplomacy between Iran and the West though arrays of political tensions are still in place.

  • MPs reprove Zarif over Le Drian visit 2018-03-07 10:28

    MPs reprove Zarif over Le Drian visit

    TEHRAN – Two lawmakers on Tuesday issued a warning to Foreign Minister Mohamamd Javad Zarif over inviting his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian to Tehran. 

  • France’s stance ‘irrational’, ‘unacceptable’: former Iranian envoy 2018-03-07 09:20

    France’s stance ‘irrational’, ‘unacceptable’: former Iranian envoy

    TEHRAN – A former Iranian ambassador to Paris has said that France’s stance against Iran is “Irrational” and “unacceptable”.

  • Parliament will never allow missile talks: MP 2018-03-07 08:18

    Parliament will never allow missile talks: MP

    TEHRAN – The parliament would never allow anyone to hold talks about the country’s missile power, the spokesman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis has said, Tasnim reported on Tuesday.

  • delfi 2018-03-06 18:52

    Tehran-Paris ties growing since nuclear deal: diplomat

    TEHRAN - Abolghassem Delfi, Iran’s ambassador to France, has said that Tehran and Paris ties have been on a positive trend since the conclusion of the 2015 nuclear deal.