maximum pressure


  • Professor Farhang Jahanpour 2022-06-29 21:34

    By M.A. Saki

    Doha talks will provide good opportunity for Iran and U.S.: professor

    TEHRAN – Farhang Jahanpour, a former Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at Harvard, has a positive view toward the new format and venue of the talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Biden-Trump 2022-05-22 11:25

    Biden continuing wrongheaded Trump-era policy on Iran: MSNBC

    TEHRAN - In a commentary on May 20, the MSNBC criticized Joe Biden’s policy toward the Iran nuclear deal which is on life support, saying 18 months into his presidency he is “continuing wrongheaded Trump-era policy on Iran”.

  • Chris Murphy 2022-02-16 22:19

    Senator Murphy seeks answers on efficacy of ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran

    TEHRAN - Chris Murphy, a United States senator representing Connecticut, has asked the opponents of the 2015 nuclear deal to explain to him whether five years of “maximum pressure” on Iran has “worked out”.

  • Chris Murphy 2022-02-13 21:36

    ‘Trump’s Iran policy proved to be a complete, unconditional fiasco’

    Trump's Iran failures left Biden with no choice but to make a deal: Senator Murphy

    TEHRAN - Chris Murphy, a United States senator representing Connecticut, wrote an article in the TIME magazine on Thursday noting the mess created by Donald Trump’s “complete fiasco” toward the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran has left President Joe Biden with no alternative other than to make a deal with Iran.

  • Saeed Jalili 2022-02-11 21:17

    Saeed Jalili: Maximum pressure failed miserably

    TEHRAN— Saeed Jalili, a member of the Expediency Council and Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), said on Thursday night that the maximum pressure campaign on Iran has failed.

  • Salami 2022-02-04 20:56

    IRGC chief: Enemy has retreated

    TEHRAN — Major General Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC), said on Thursday evening that the enemies of Islam were united in defeating the Islamic Revolution but now they are retreating.

  • Qashqavi 2021-07-25 21:45

    EU has just paid lip service to JCPOA, says Iranian envoy to Madrid

    TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to Spain has said although the European Union has always been supporting the 2015 nuclear deal it has done nothing tangible in the face of repressive U.S. sanctions, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Stroke of a pen 2021-06-18 23:32

    Iranians enchased the epic scenery of the bright future once again

    With a stroke of the pen

    TEHRAN – Iranians from all walks of life headed to polling stations across the country early on Friday to exercise their right to have a final say on all state matters ranging from how to run a village to deciding who will be the tenant of the Iranian presidential palace for the next four years.

  • Iran's top nuclear negotiator Araqchi 2021-06-18 15:13

    Iran’s Araqchi says nuclear talks closer to deal

    TEHRAN - Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have come closer than ever to an agreement, but essential issues remain to be negotiated, the top Iranian negotiator said on Thursday.

  • Maximum Pressure 2021-04-11 22:11

    ‘Maximum pressure’ on Iran has failed: NY Times

    TEHRAN – In a commentary on Saturday, April 10, the New York Times editorial board wrote that a return to the 2015 nuclear deal “is the first step out of the morass”.

  • Ambassador 2021-03-15 22:09

     ‘Maximum pressure’ on Iran was total failure: Russian diplomat

    TEHRAN - The United States economic pressures against Iran was a total failure and that needs no further evidence to be recognized, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov has said.

  • nuclear talks 2021-03-15 13:17

    By Mehrdad Pahlavani, Asia analyst

    What made diplomacy vulnerable in Iran: An inside-out perspective

    Diplomacy, as an efficient art or an efficacious tool to resolve problems, has been undermined in the recent history of Iran's foreign relations. It has been done through creating many impediments and blockages for Iran in areas of diplomacy. This phenomenon to resort to hard politics is familiar to Iranians and its rivals. Confining, or even strangling, dialogue and diplomacy through expanding a wide spectrum of sanctions on Iran and cherishing military expenditure in West Asia is a well-known procedure. This abject slip is still underway. 

  • Blinken 2021-02-20 18:58

    Trump’s pressure campaign against Iran has failed, Blinken says

    TEHRAN – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has admittedly said that the Trump administration’s so-called “maximum pressure” against Iran has failed to produce results.

  • Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian politician 2021/02/01

    By Azin Sahabi

    Deciphering ‘maximum diplomacy’:  Machiavellianism in practice

    When it comes to Trump’s approach to Iran, the phrase “maximum pressure” declared by Mike Pompeo at The Heritage Foundation, mostly comes to mind. On the other hand, the term “maximum diplomacy” has been used in some formal and informal comments by U.S and EU officials on diplomatic relations with Iran. But what is the origin of “maximum pressure” and what does “maximum diplomacy” imply?

  • Javani 2021-01-25 18:11

    Maximum pressure policy is a failed policy, Javani says

    TEHRAN - Brigadier General Yadollah Javani, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for Political Affairs, has said the Iranian nation’s resistance, the Leader’s guidelines and the country’s military power “have worked well to defeat the U.S. maximum pressure policy against Iran,” Fars reported on Monday.

  • JCPOA 2021-01-24 21:53

    Global effort needed to end chilling effects of U.S. sanctions on Iran: Guardian 

    In a commentary on January 22, The Guardian said the U.S. sanctions on Iran may have been unilateral, but their chilling effect was global and therefore global efforts, especially by the Europeans, are needed to end them.

  • Cabinet 2021-01-13 20:12

    Iran witnessing ‘scandalous and shameful’ end of Trump: Rouhani

    TEHRAN – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the U.S. “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran ended in failure and described Donald Trump’s record in the final days of his presidency as “scandalous and shameful” which Iran is witnessing.

  • Rouhani 2020-12-14 21:23

    'European sensitivity over propagandist’s execution instance of interference'

    Rouhani: JCPOA is not renegotiable

    TEHRAN – In a press conference on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani said the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA, “is not renegotiable”.

  • Anwar Gargash 2020-12-12 12:03

    By M.A. Saki

    Security must be inclusive 

    TEHRAN - As President-elect Joe Biden has announced that he is seeking to revitalize the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), Anwar Gargash, the UAE minister of state for foreign affairs, has said his country is seeking a “JCPOA++”.

  • Pompeo Golan Heights 2020-11-24 12:01

    By M.A. Saki

    The world looks as Pompeo mocks international law

    On November 19, Mike Pompeo toured the occupied West Bank a year after he shockingly said the settlements did not contradict international law.

  • Rouhani 2020-11-13 14:16

    Rouhani: World realizing ‘maximum pressure’ won’t work

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has said the world has realized that the “maximum pressure” policy does not work, emphasizing that the U.S.-adopted policy is coming to an end.

  • Jahangiri 2020-11-10 18:04

    Vice president: Through resistance Iranians defeat ‘maximum pressure’

    TEHRAN – Vice President Es’hagh Jahangiri has said the era of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy has ended with Iran’s resistance.

  • Riccardo Alcaro 2020-10-28 10:29

    By Amir Mohammad Esmaeili

    Trump’s maximum pressure on Iran has been a failure: Italian analyst

    “Maximum pressure has been a failure if the goal was a new nuclear deal and a more secure region”

    TEHRAN - Riccardo Alcaro, head of the Global Actors Programme of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, tells the Tehran Times that U.S. maximum pressure campaign on Iran has failed achieve its goals and the U.S. does not have “the support of its European allies” anymore. 

  • Human rights 2020-10-27 20:38

    Envoy: Provoking so-called human rights issues part of ‘maximum pressure strategy’ against Iran 

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s representative to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee on Monday denounced a new report by the UN rights rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran as part of the Trump administration’s "maximum pressure" campaign against the Islamic Republic, Fars reported.

  • Foad Izadi 2020-10-13 18:07

    Next U.S. president will have to reconsider failed ‘max pressure’ campaign on Iran: expert

    TEHRAN — A U.S. affairs expert believes Washington’s “maximum pressure” policy on Iran has failed to achieve its goals and whoever wins the November 3 presidential election in the U.S. will have to reconsider the failed policy.

  • mad sanctions 2020-10-09 21:17

    By M.A. Saki

    Mad sanctions

    TEHRAN - On Thursday, the Trump administration introduced sweeping new sanctions targeting Iran's remaining financial sector.

  • Trump - Biden 2020-09-14 16:06

    Trump’s Iran policy is a ‘dangerous failure’, says Biden

    TEHRAN — U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden has strongly criticized the Trump administration’s Iran policy, saying this past month has proven that Donald Trump’s Iran policy is a “dangerous failure”.

  • Saeed Jalili 2020-09-13 23:04

    Saeed Jalili says Iran-China partnership will neutralize U.S. maximum pressure

    TEHRAN - Saeed Jalili, a member of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, has said that the Iran-China 25-year comprehensive partnership will make the United States “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran ineffective.

  • Jalali 2020-09-06 11:20

    Iran, Russia underscore nuclear co-op amid U.S. pressure

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali and Deputy Head of Russia's Rosatom Company for International Affairs Nikolai Spassky have met to discuss Iran-Russia nuclear cooperation in the face of U.S. pressure.

  • Stephen Herzog 2020-08-22 20:27

    U.S. ‘maximum pressure’ brought Iran, Venezuela closer together: expert

    TEHRAN — An international relations expert says the United States’ “maximum pressure” policy on Iran has brought Iran and Venezuela closer together as energy partners, with Venezuela serving as a destination country for Iranian gasoline exports.