Richard Nephew

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  • Robert C. Smith 2021-03-14 18:57

    By Zahra Mirzafarjouyan

    Prof. Smith told MNA: No difference between Biden, Trump on Riyadh

    TEHRAN– Stating that there will be no difference between Biden and Trump on Saudi Arabia, Prof. Robert Smith said that rhetoric about Riyadh might be different, but not much else as it is a key strategic ally in the region.

  • Richard Nephew 2021-03-07 10:15

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Richard Nephew a worrying signal to Tehran: expert

    ‘Using sanctions as leverage against the Islamic Republic was an abject failure’

    TEHRAN – A political science professor at the Open University in Britain believes it is a "worrying signal" that Richard Nephew, the architect of sanctions on Iran during the Obama administration, has taken a new role in the Iran Biden administration.

  • Biden 2021-03-02 21:26

    Biden hires Architect of Sanctions to revive a deal meant to lift sanctions

    Joint Comprehensive Plan of Sanctions 

    TEHRAN – The White House has taken a range of measures that run counter to Joe Biden’s promises to rekindle diplomacy with Tehran after four years of Trump’s harsh rhetoric against the Islamic Republic.

  • Richard Nephew 2020-03-10 11:50

    By Javad Heirannia

    Israeli documents about Iran's nuclear program cannot be confirmed: Nephew

    TEHRAN –Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “It is the IAEA's responsibility to investigate information that it receives.”

  • Richard Nephew 2020-02-14 14:14

    By Javad Heirannia

    Swiss channel appears to be more of a publicity matter than a substantive matter: Nephew

    TEHRAN –Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the US team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “the Swiss channel appears, at this point, to be more of a publicity matter than a substantive matter.”

  • Richard Nephew 2019-12-18 14:53

    By Javad Heirannia

    Changing label of Iran’s sanctions to make it harder to remove sanctions: Nephew

    TEHRAN –Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the US team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “It is true that this is the Trump Administration's intention: to make it much harder to remove the sanctions in the future because now entities and individuals are considered "terrorists" in addition to "proliferators".”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • Richard Nephew 2019-05-12 12:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    Reducing Iran's commitments is the result of Trump's operations: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that I can understand why Iran is preparing to halt its implementation of these key parts of the JCPOA and “do not deny at all the responsibility that the Trump Administration bears in this matter.”

  • Richard Nephew 2019-04-10 10:16

    By Javad Heirannia

    Naming IRGC as a terrorist group undermine chances of U.S. returning to JCPOA: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that naming IRGC as a foreign terrorist group “was intended to increase the pressure on the IRGC and the Iranian government by adding economic pressure.”

  • Richard Nephew 2019-02-01 14:23

    By Javad Heirannia

    There is no relation between delays in SPV with Iran’ missile program: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that I think the main cause of the delay in SPV (special purpose vehicle) has been to create a structure that avoids to the extent possible the risk of U.S. sanctions while at the same time providing Iran with something meaningful.  

  • Richard Nephew 2019-01-06 10:05

    By Javad Heirannia

    I do not think SPV covering wide areas of trade: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that “I do think that there will be something called the SPV eventually created that facilitates trade between Europe and Iran, but I do not think it will be the same sort of SPV that was announced in September, covering wide areas of trade.”

  • Richard Nephew 2018-11-05 11:07

    By Javad Heirannia

    New sanctions on Iran will not fulfill U.S. national interest: 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. new sanctions on Iran will not fulfill U.S. national interest in long term

  • Richard Nephew 2018-10-06 09:13

    By Javad Heirannia

    U.S. sanctions on Iran can affect trade of humanitarian goods: Nephew

    TEHRAN – Richard Nephew, who served as the lead sanctions expert for the U.S. team negotiating with Iran, is of the opinion that it is certainly true that U.S. sanctions on Iran can affect the trade of humanitarian goods and the hostile licensing policy from the United States on civil aviation licenses is a complication.