nuclear deal


  • amano 2018-11-10 15:22

    By staff and agency

    Amano reconfirms Iran is abiding by the nuclear deal

    Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukio Amano has reiterated that Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association 2018-11-10 09:00

    By Javad Heirannia

    Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran only isolates Washington: Davenport

    TEHRAN - Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association says that “Trump’s decision to violate the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions only isolates Washington, undermines U.S. credibility, and risks damaging the utility of sanctions down the road.”

  • حسینعلی حاجی دلیگانی 2018-11-05 23:27

    MP says U.S. was given samples from Iranian nuclear rotor sediments in late 2016

    TEHRAN – MP Hosseinali Haji-Deligani on Monday accused the government of having gone beyond the 2015 deal - aka Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – by giving samples of nuclear rotor sediments to Americans.

  • Hamid Baidinejad 2018-11-02 21:36

    Iran’s UK ambassador: It is impossible to renegotiate nuclear deal

    Speaking at the famous Oxford Union debating society, Iran’s ambassador to the UK has revealed the extensive efforts made by European nations to counter anti-Iran U.S. sanctions.

  • The International Court of Justice (ICJ) 2018-10-03 13:12

    UN’s top court rules in favor of Iran, orders U.S. to lift sanctions

    The United Nation's top court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on "humanitarian" goods to Iran that President Donald Trump reimposed after pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, The Daily Start reported.

  • Paul Pillar 2018-09-25 14:02

    By Javad Heirannia

    Next election is a referendum for Trump: Pillar

    TEHRAN – Professor Paul Pillar, who was CIA intelligence analyst for 28 years, tells the Tehran Times that “No doubt other participants in the coming Security Council meeting--and not just Iran, which needs to be given an opportunity to speak--will raise the point that the United States under Trump has been in violation of an agreement that became enshrined in a Security Council resolution that passed by a unanimous vote.”

  • Rouhani 2018-09-25 13:24

    Rouhani: ‘If Trump wants to talk to Iran, he first should return to nuclear deal’

    TEHRAN - President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran would only talk to U.S. President Donald Trump if his administration proved its trustworthiness and reversed its decision on the 2015 nuclear agreement.

  • Syria to expel Idlib terrorists with least humanitarian cost: Zarif 2018-09-21 13:32

    There is every indication Americans continue to harbor the illusion of regime change in Iran, Zarif says 

    Zarif: Europe must protect nuclear deal for ‘its own sovereignty’

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told German magazine Der Spiegel that Europe must guard the 2015 nuclear agreement not for Iran but for “its own sovereignty and its long-term economic interests”.

  • salehi 2018-09-17 19:26

    'Gradualism' not proper approach to save nuclear deal, Salehi tells EU

    TEHRAN - Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Monday that “approach of gradualism” adopted by the European Union’s is not a proper way to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

  • IAEA: Iran honoring nuclear commitments 2018-09-17 19:25

    UN watchdog: Iran living up to its nuclear commitments 

    TEHRAN - Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano once again confirmed on Monday that Iran is honoring its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran, the European Union and the 5+1 nations (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany).

  • Omid Shokri 2018-09-16 11:11

    By Payman Yazdani

    Turkey to continue buying gas from Iran despite U.S. sanctions: expert

    TEHRAN - Omid Shokri Kalehsar, a senior energy security analyst and PhD candidate in international relations, said in an exclusive interview with Mehr News Agency that Turkey is keen on buying natural gas from Iran with “reasonable price” in contrast to the price it pays for the gas imported from Russia and Azerbaijan.

  • Iran, allies agree to end terror in Idlib: Zarif 2018-09-15 20:31

    Zarif said says “oil and banks” are the litmus test for keeping the nuclear deal alive. 

    Tehran says will boost enrichment if EU acts passively

    TEHRAN – Tehran says it could increase uranium enrichment if the European Union continues to act passively in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

  • Ghaderi 2018-09-12 09:32

    By Mohammad Ghaderi - Twitter: @ghaderi62 - Email:

    Europe's Hollow Threats

    Although there has recently been lots of controversies on issues such as developing an "independent payment system" Europe and a "pseudo-swift structure" to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran, many analysts and experts in economic affairs believe that there's no real intention to actualize this idea among the EU authorities. In the meantime, there are deterrent factors that have hampered European independence from the United States, and it seems that these factors are now highlighted under the presidency of Donald Trump.

  • Expert: Trump’s better nuclear deal is an ‘illusion’ 2018-09-11 09:53

    Expert: Trump’s better nuclear deal is an ‘illusion’

    Kelsey Davenport says Trump is bent on fulfilling ‘irresponsible’ campaign promise on the nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – President Donald Trump is doing his utmost to fulfill his “irresponsible” campaign promise on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, irrespective of situation and outcomes, the director for Nonproliferation Policy at the Arms Control Association has said, IRNA said on Monday.

  • Russia says firm to maintain Iran nuclear deal 2018-09-09 20:21

    Russia says firm to maintain Iran nuclear deal

    TEHRAN – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday that Moscow is determined to maintain the Iran nuclear deal jointly with other parties, Tele Trader reported, citing local media. 

  • Alistair Burt 2018-09-04 09:21

    By Mohammad Ghaderi & Payman Yazdani

    UK minister: We seek no covert operation in Iran, plan to build ties

    TEHRAN - UK’s Minister of State for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times, reaffirms his country’s support to the 2015 nuclear deal following the U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the agreement, saying the UK, along with the European Union, are doing all they can to provide the mechanism by which they can continue trade transactions with Iran.

  • iaea 2018-08-31 14:27

    IAEA: Iran sticking to the nuclear deal

    Iran has remained within the main restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by a 2015 deal with major powers, a confidential report by the UN atomic watchdog said on Thursday.

  • Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei 2018-08-29 20:44

    Iran to leave nuclear deal if it fails to serve national interests, says Ayatollah Khamenei

    TEHRAN - Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran will abandon the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, if it does not safeguard the country’s interests.

  • Lufthansa, Austrian and Turkish airlines continue flying to Tehran 2018-08-25 21:50

    Lufthansa, Austrian and Turkish airlines continue flying to Tehran

    TEHRAN – Lufthansa, Austrian and Turkish airlines along with several other international carriers have no plan yet to halt flying to Iran as news broke that three European airliners are to suspend services to the country.

  • zarif 2018-08-20 18:03

    Prepared for worst case scenario, Iran’s FM tells CNN

    Iran is prepared for the worst case scenario of economic aftermaths of U.S. sanctions, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in an exclusive interview with the CNN from Tehran.

  • Trump 2018-08-20 11:59

    By Hanif Ghafari

    Trump's Terrible Mistake

    The strategic and unjustifiable mistake of the United States President, Donald Trump, in his withdrawal from the nuclear deal and imposing secondary sanctions against Iran, is now discussed in different circles. Many western media and news sources speak of Trump's terrible mistake in this regard.

  • Mudasir Sheikh 2018/08/19

    By: Mudasir Sheikh

    U.S. faces isolation in global community by sanctioning Iran

    TEHRAN -The recent statement of the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani regarding isolation of the U.S. due to its unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, also known as JCPOA, seems to become more relevant with every passing day as obvious from the actions of BRICS, EU and other countries like Turkey.

  • وزارت امور خارجه روسیه 2018-08-18 21:39

    Moscow ready to send second nuclear fuel batch to Iran

    The Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement on Friday announced that the second nuclear fuel consignment is ready to be sent back to Iran.

  • gharib 2018-08-18 09:58

    Iranian diplomat urges Europe to stand against U.S. unilateralism

    TEHRAN - Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran’s representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, said on Thursday that the European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, should stand against the U.S. unilateralism.

  • wendy sherman 2018-08-17 15:18

    Sherman: With every threat Trump tweets the Iran deal ‘looks better and better’

    ‘I was wrong’ that Iran would violate the JCPOA, Sherman says

    Wendy Sherman, the former senior U.S. nuclear negotiator with Iran, says with every threats that Donald Trump makes the 2015 nuclear deal “looks better and better”.

  • Tehran might cut down on JCPOA commitments: Kamalvandi 2018-08-15 18:55

    Tehran might cut down on JCPOA commitments: Kamalvandi

    TEHRAN – The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said that remaining in the 2015 nuclear agreement only makes sense if Tehran can benefit from it, “otherwise it may cut down on its commitments to the pact.”

  • Germany, Britain, France 2018-08-13 10:34

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Does Europe make its decisive decision?

    Officials from three European countries, Germany, Britain and France, have also delayed offering their package to maintain a nuclear deal with Iran. This delay, b, has been quite purposeful. However, it should be noted that Europe has little chance of gaining the trust of the Iranian people! The trust of Iranians in the three European countries after their accompaniment with Tramp in a nuclear ambitions change has largely disappeared.

  • MP 2018-08-12 09:15

    No longer intl. consensus exists against Iran, says MP

    TEHRAN - Ali Najafi Khoshroudi, the spokesman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has shrugged off the renewed U.S. sanctions against Iran, contrary to the past there is no consensus against Iran.

  • محمدجواد ظریف 2018-08-09 09:22

    Trump indifferent to Iranians, international commitments: Zarif

    TEHRAN – By pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump showed that he is “indifferent” both toward the Iranian people and his country’s international commitments, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday.

  • rand 2018-08-08 09:38

    By staff and agency

    RAND: U.S. is isolated on Iran

    Dalia Dassa Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation, says the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran has made the U.S. “isolated”.