“Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA,” Amano said, repeating his position on the deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “It is essential that Iran continues to fully implement those commitments.”
Germany’s foreign minister has challenged the US monopoly on global payment infrastructure.
Writing in German daily Handelsblatt on Tuesday, Mass said: „It is indispensable that we strengthen European autonomy by creating payment channels that are independent of the United States.“
„It is high time to re-evaluate our partnership,“ he said.
European businesses have been caught between the EU and the United States over trade with Iran amid US sanctions.
French energy giant Total officially pulled out of the country on Monday under US pressure.
Die Beziehungen zwischen den USA und der EU werden zunehmend angespannter, auch weil US-Präsident Donald Trump nicht vor wirtschaftlichen Maßnahmen gegen die Europäische Union zurückschreckt. Laut Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas braucht Europa nun mehr wirtschaftliche Unabhängigkeit – und womöglich ein eigenes Swift-System.
“That’s why it is indispensable that we strengthen European autonomy by creating payment channels that are independent of the United States, a European Monetary Fund and an independent SWIFT system,” Maas wrote in the Handelsblatt business daily.
The U.S. is reportedly adopting a new approach in its ongoing efforts to convince European countries to renounce the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and isolate Tehran.
The U.S., Israel and Iranian dissidents say that Iran is „hunting its enemies in Europe,“ according to The Wall Street Journal. American and Israeli governments say alleged terror plots and killings are sponsored by Tehran and are telling European governments to withdraw from the nuclear accord and ban Iranian officials.
Washington, Israel and Iranian dissident groups say the alleged recent operations show that Iran has ended years of caution about hunting its enemies in Europe. They are urging European governments to withdraw support for Iran and ban Iranian officials …
Ali Akbar Velayati, der Berater des iranischen Führers, traf sich mit Wladimir Putin und hielt mit ihm am Wohnort des russischen Präsidenten in Novo-Ogaryovo Gespräche.
When asked about Iran, Trump said the Iranians are „treating the U.S. with a lot more respect right now.
„Iran at some point will call me and ask for a deal, and we’ll make a deal,“ he said. „They are feeling “a lot of pain right now,” he added.
In May, Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, saying he will reinstate economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
(4.7.2018) In a bid to coax small- and medium-sized German companies active in Iran away from the Islamic Republic, Ambassador Richard Grenell has quietly begun engaging business executives with an offer to help them tap the much larger and lucrative U.S. market, according to people briefed on the talks. On Tuesday, he met with the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry and about a dozen companies to make his pitch.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday dismissed the reports that Germany has blocked parts of the Islamic republic’s financial assets as „baseless,“ according to the ministry’s website.
The reports aimed at creating a „psychological war“ as Iran and Europe are in talks over the former’s nuclear standoff, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qasemi said
„All the members, even the three allies, have committed and have the political will to take action and resist the United States,“ Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif told a Vienna news conference broadcast by the Fars news agency.
„This is the first time they have shown this level of commitment, but we will have to see in the future what they really want to do and what they can do,“ Zarif said.
„If they continue to demonstrate the political will they showed today, they will get things done without any problem.“
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Russia, China, Germany, France and the UK have agreed to establish a permanent expert mechanism that will be tasked with finding ways to maintain trade with Iran regardless of US sanctions. Sputnik discussed this with Professor Christopher Bovis.
The top diplomats of China, EU, France, Germany, Russia and the U.K. have assured Iran that they were willing to salvage a historic nuclear deal abandoned by the U.S.
The deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was forged under the administration of former President Barack Obama in 2015 and scrapped by his successor, President Donald Trump, in May. With Iran looking to face stricter U.S. sanctions, the foreign ministers of the EU and five other nations who signed the nuclear agreement met Friday in Vienna in an attempt to negotiate a viable framework in the absence of Washington.
Das Treffen zum iranischen Atomabkommen auf der Ebene der Außenminister findet in Wien unter Beteiligung der Außenminister aus dem Iran und den fünf Staaten (Frankreich, Großbritannien, Russland, Deutschland und China) statt.
Das Treffen findet auf Initiative von Teheran statt und wird das zweite Treffen der Gemeinsamen Kommission sein, nachdem die USA sich vom Atomabkommen mit dem Iran zurückgezogen haben.
Expecting EU/E3+2 counterparts to make verifiable & actionable commitments rather than lofty & obscure promises. Make no mistake: Sanctions & JCPOA compliance are mutually exclusive.
In Wirklichkeit wäre ein Bombenanschlag gegen die NCRI-Großkundgebung zu diesem Zeitpunkt für die iranische Führung äußerst ungelegen gekommen. Andererseits wirkt es auch nicht glaubwürdig, wenn Teheran genau zu wissen vorgibt, dass die zwei in Brüssel Festgenommenen »bekannte Mitglieder dieser Terrororganisation« – gemeint sind die »Volksmudschaheddin« – seien. So formulierte es der Sprecher des iranischen Außenministerium, Bahram Kassemi, in einer am Dienstag veröffentlichten Stellungnahme.
Die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini bestätigte am Mittwoch das geplante Außenministertreffen am Freitag in Wien, bei dem Deutschland, China, Frankreich, Großbritannien und Russland mit dem Iran beraten wollen, wie das 2015 geschlossene Atomabkommen nach dem Ausstieg der USA gerettet werden kann. Mogherini will selbst den Vorsitz führen. Der Iran hatte die Beratungen bereits angekündigt.
Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen und der iranische Präsident Hassan Rohani bekräftigen beide das Festhalten am Nuklearabkommen des Irans mit der Weltgemeinschaft.
Wie der Sprecher des chinesischen Außenministeriums Lu Kang am Mittwoch vor der Presse mitteilte, werde Staatskommissar und Außenminister Chinas Wang Yi am Donnerstag Österreich besuchen und am Freitag am Außenministertreffen über die iranische Atomfrage in Wien teilnehmen.
Das sagte der iranische Präsident Hassan Rouhani am Mittwoch bei einem Besuch in Wien. „Soweit es möglich ist für den Iran, werden wir dabei bleiben, aber unter der Voraussetzung, dass wir auch profitieren können“, sagte Rouhani bei einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz mit dem österreichischen Bundespräsidenten Alexander Van der Bellen.
Am Mittwochvormittag ist der iranische Präsident Hassan Rouhani von Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen mit militärischen Ehren empfangen worden. Der Besuch erfordert in Wien umfangreiche Sicherheitsmaßnahmen und Platzsperren.
In Wien soll nach Angaben der iranischen Nachrichtenagentur Irna am Freitag ein Außenministertreffen zur Rettung des Atomdeals mit dem Iran stattfinden. Die Chefdiplomaten der sogenannten 4+1-Gruppe – die Außenminister aus Deutschland, China, Frankreich, Großbritannien sowie Russland würden dabei ihren iranischen Amtskollegen Mohamed Javad Zarif treffen.
Macron did not appear receptive to Netanyahu’s argument. “I told the prime minister of my deep conviction, which is shared with our European partners, that the accord needs to be preserved to ensure control of nuclear activity,” he said.
Das Treffen mit den Vertretern Deutschlands, Frankreichs und Großbritanniens sei für Mitte Juni geplant, sagte Pompeo heute in einer Anhörung vor dem US-Kongress. Einen Ort nannte er nicht.
Wie der Sprecher des chinesischen Außenministeriums, Lu Kang, am Mittwoch in Beijing weiter erklärte, habe die Praxis in den vergangenen drei Jahren bewiesen, dass das Abkommen effektiv sei. China appelliere an alle Seiten, Meinungsverschiedenheiten durch politische Dialoge zu kontrollieren und gegenseitiges Vertrauen aufzubauen.
(9.5.2018) Boeing and Airbus will lose contracts worth roughly $39 billion to replenish Iran’s aging fleet of commercial planes as part of the Trump administration’s reimposition of sanctions.
A senior State Department official said discussions with Britain, France and Germany, as well as Japan, Iraq and Israel had already taken place since U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pulled out of the nuclear pact.
Here are two former salesmen backed by the same casino mogul, gambling their entire legacies and careers on one spin of an untested roulette wheel. Here are two men betting against the house, wagering that by bucking the entire world, they can land a jackpot as big as it gets: in one stroke, toppling the rulers of Iran, ruining and obliterating the hated memory of Barack Obama, and, most importantly, proving their detractors entirely and diametrically wrong.
Two men, that is, trying their best not to count the large number of roulette slots reading „War,“ „World Economic Crisis,“ and „Domestic Political Backlash.“
What happens, that is, if the bet goes south?
(8.5.2018) A few minutes past two in Washington, the president of the United States adopted the “Netanyahu Doctrine” wholesale and made it official American policy.
Mr. Netanyahu sent a senior Israeli intelligence official to Canada last week to seek its support for scrapping the Iran deal, Mr. Trudeau’s government kept mum. The Liberals rather they didn’t have to talk about it at all.
the fruits of a „disinformation campaign that the Israeli government“ has been pursuing since the last century . . .
A commentator believes the reason why President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is because Israel which is “dictating” the policy of the United States is not “satisfied” with the agreement and is “sabre-rattling for war.”
While President Trump says the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal will not derail his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un,…
Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.
President Trump on Tuesday announced the decision to „withdraw“ from the Iran nuclear deal, keeping a longtime campaign promise, claiming there is evidence Iran is not in compliance with the deal and the agreement will allow the Iranian regime to amass nuclear weapons.
However, the source refused to say who hired Black Cube.
The campaign was first reported, on Saturday, by the British newspaper the Observer. However, sources familiar with the effort and pages of documents obtained by The New Yorker reveal that there is more to understand. Two of those sources told me on Sunday that the operation was carried out by Black Cube—a firm that was also employed by Harvey Weinstein and that offers its clients access to operatives from “Israel’s élite military and governmental intelligence units,” including the Mossad.
Kahl: „Some senior aides to the President were obsessed with Ben and me, and were seeking to smear us.“
(5.5.2018) Aides to Donald Trump, the US president, hired an Israeli private intelligence agency to orchestrate a “dirty ops” campaign against key individuals from the Obama administration who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal, the Observer can reveal.
People in the Trump camp contacted private investigators in May last year to “get dirt” on Ben Rhodes, who had been one of Barack Obama’s top national security advisers, and Colin Kahl, deputy assistant to Obama, as part of an elaborate attempt to discredit the deal.
(3.3.2015) „What country in the world would let a foreign leader come in and attempt to wrest from the president control of U.S. foreign policy. And that’s what the applause was about today. That was what the battle of applauses was about, to take power away from the president.“
(2.2.2015) A special Interview with Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani – Channel 1 Israel, with TV presenter Ya’acov Eilon
‚Iran did not come clean on its nuclear program,‘ Netanyahu says, saying more than documents Israel obtained prove nuclear ‚deal is based on lies‘ ■ AIPAC praises speech while J Street says it proves need for accord with Iran
German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the Iran nuclear deal in an interview with an Israeli TV channel, saying an imperfect deal is better than no deal and that her country will „watch very closely“ to ensure it is being fulfilled.
French, German leaders to urge president to keep U.S. in nuclear accord as his self-imposed May 12 deadline looms
J Street was instrumental in 2015 in helping to pass the Iran nuclear deal. Trump appears ready to dismantle it next month. J Street’s operating credo when it was established in 2008 was to advance the two-state solution. Trump and Netanyahu have both retreated from commitment to a two-state outcome.