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05:41 [ Observer.com ]

Controversial John Bolton Ally Breaks With Trump Over Helsinki Summit

Having long derided the Iran nuclear deal as “defective,” Trump during the Helsinki summit stood alongside Putin as the Russian president spoke of “lamentable consequences” if the treaty was not maintained.

16.07.2018 - 20:15 [ BBC ]

Iran nuclear deal: US rejects EU plea for sanctions exemption

The US has rejected pleas from the EU to grant exemptions to European firms from the sanctions on Iran that will start to be reinstated next month.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote in a letter that they wanted to exert „unprecedented“ pressure on Tehran.

16.07.2018 - 07:40 [ Irna.ir ]

Irans Oberster Führer bezeichnet „Diplomatie und Entwicklung der Beziehungen zu anderen Ländern“ als notwendig

Der Irans Revolutionsführer Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei sagte unter Betonung der „Notwendigkeit, Diplomatie und Beziehungen zu anderen Ländern zu entwickeln“: „Abgesehen von einigen wenigen Fällen – wie den Vereinigten Staaten – müssen Irans Beziehungen zu anderen Ländern, einschließlich des Westens und des Ostens, erweitert und weiterentwickelt werden“.

16.07.2018 - 07:32 [ ORF.at ]

EU-Außenminister tagen zu Iran und Libyen

Nach dem Ausstieg der USA aus dem Atomabkommen mit dem Iran wollen die EU-Staaten grünes Licht für den Schutz europäischer Unternehmen vor von Washington wiedereingeführten Sanktionen geben. So soll sichergestellt werden, dass europäische Firmen weiter Geschäfte mit dem Iran machen können, und Teheran seinerseits weiter an dem Atomabkommen festhält.

09.07.2018 - 13:49 [ Politico.eu ]

Trump envoy seeks to sweet talk Germany Inc. out of Iran

(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.

09.07.2018 - 13:46 [ Xinhua ]

Iran denies assets frozen in Germany: spokesperson

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

09.07.2018 - 13:35 [ albawaba.com ]

5 World Powers Commit to Iran Deal, Back Oil Exports Despite US Sanctions Threat

„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.“

09.07.2018 - 13:32 [ Sputnik ]

US to Use EU Stance on Iran Deal to Pressure NATO Over Defense Spending – Prof

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.

07.07.2018 - 19:00 [ Newsweek ]

U.S. Iran Deal Exit Brings Russia and China Closer to Europe as They Meet Behind Trump’s Back

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.

06.07.2018 - 14:06 [ Irna.ir ]

Außenminister Irans und der G4+1 diskutieren in Wien

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.

06.07.2018 - 13:43 [ Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran ]

Dr Rouhani in a phone call with French President: Iran’s demands for JCPOA survival need to be met/Iran demands compensation of US withdrawal from the deal

President Rouhani referred to the proposed package of the three European countries for continuation of the nuclear deal and stressed the importance of serious attention to Iran’s demands in tomorrow’s meeting of foreign ministers of 5 European countries in Vienna for continuation of cooperation.

06.07.2018 - 13:40 [ Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran ]

President in a phone call with German Chancellor: We expected a clear, straightforward package from 3 European countries/If we have hope of future, we’ll continue cooperation with Europe

President described the package proposed by the three European countries on the nuclear deal disappointing and said: “If the process of European foreign ministers’ meeting in Vienna, which is aimed at encouraging Iran to cooperate, is promising, we will continue our cooperation with Europe”.

15.06.2018 - 19:37 [ Diplomatic Courier ]

Indo-U.S. Relations Dilemma: CAATSA

The Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj has made it clear that India only follows UN sanctions and does not recognize the unilateral sanctions by the United States.(…)
The push for a waiver by the U.S. Secretary of State might be a face-saving grace as America’s reliability as a global power and the unpredictable nature of the current U.S. administration is questioned.(…)
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Russia and Mrs. Swaraj meeting with her counterpart from Iran is not necessarily a shift but adhering to India’s unequivocal stand on not relenting to these unilateral sanctions directly or indirectly.

04.06.2018 - 12:06 [ RT ]

Netanjahu in Berlin: Kampf dem Nuklearabkommen

Der israelische Regierungschef ist auf Europareise. Den Anfang macht er in Berlin. Die Reise widmet sich seinem Kampf gegen das Nuklearabkommen und der iranischen Präsenz in Syrien. Für Netanjahu ist das JCPOA wie das Münchner Abkommen von 1938 – eine „Appeasement-Politik“.

25.05.2018 - 22:37 [ Press TV ]

US House bans Trump from declaring war on Iran without Congress’s approval

Congresswoman Barbara Lee threw her support behind the measure and said, “I am pleased with the inclusion of this amendment, which clarifies that the President does not have the authority to go to war with Iran.”

“Just weeks after President Trump shamefully pulled out of the Iran Deal, it is more important than ever to ensure diplomacy with Iran and in the region. I am proud to be a cosponsor of this important amendment and will do everything in my power to ensure we do not go to war with Iran,” she noted.

21.05.2018 - 21:23 [ Brussels Times ]

EU jumpstarts measures to protect companies investing in Iran

The Commission is also encouraging Member States to explore the possibility of one-off bank transfers to the Central Bank of Iran. This could help the Iranian authorities to receive their oil-related revenues, writes the Commission.
The Commission did not lose any time and dispatched its energy commissioner, Miguel Canete, to Teheran already during the weekend in a show of confidence building. Unusually for EU-Iran meetings, this time the meeting ended with a joint press statement on nuclear safety cooperation and “the strengthening of ties at all levels”.

21.05.2018 - 06:36 [ Press TV ]

Iran rejects report about proposal for new agreement with major powers

The Welt am Sonntag newspaper cited an unnamed senior EU official as saying that the diplomats would discuss a proposal for a new agreement between Iran and world powers that would be the same as the JCPOA but with some additions to appease the United States.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday, „Such baseless news and claims are rooted in the think tanks of the Zionist media and other international anarchists as well as ill-wishers of the Iranian nation with the purpose of creating a negative atmosphere and diverting the course of dialogue between Iran and other sides in the JCPOA.“

14.05.2018 - 09:33 [ Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran ]

President in a phone call with British PM:

Dr Rouhani also referred to the upcoming meeting of foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Iran and European Union foreign policy chief on Tuesday and expressed hope that the meeting would secure Tehran’s interests by saving the JCPOA.

Describing the nuclear deal very important for peace and security of the region, he stressed that the US was responsible for the consequences of anything that happens to the JCPOA.

“In the JCPOA, the two parties have obligations and it is not acceptable that only one party lives up to its commitments,” Rouhani added.

He also referred to the significant role of the three European countries in saving the JCPOA and described Europe’s stances against US’ secondary sanctions a brave move that could maintain Europe’s position and global credit.

14.05.2018 - 09:27 [ PressTV.com ]

The EU’s time to preserve the deal is limited: Rouhani

„The Islamic Republic of Iran is following its own national interests by honoring the JCPOA, unfortunately other parties have not carried out their obligations in a satisfactory manner,“ said Rouhani on Sunday, during a phone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

He added that his country is adamant that its interests must be ensured in accordance to the 2015 deal after the US withdrawal.

09.05.2018 - 07:26 [ Washington Post ]

The Latest: Australia and Japan still support Iran deal

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday that he regrets President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark pact. Turnbull is urging all parties involved in the pact to show restraint.

In Japan, the Foreign Ministry says Japan continues to support the deal and that it “hopes for a continued constructive response from the nations involved.”

09.05.2018 - 07:15 [ Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran ]

JCPOA lost 1 out of 5+1/I instructed FM to meet with other 5 countries soon/JCPOA to stand if other sides meet Iran’s goals/People mustn’t worry; we knew from long ago that Trump isn’t trustable

Speaking in a televised address to the people on the JCPOA, President Hassan Rouhani said: “As verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has lived up to all its commitments and tonight, it was revealed who the unfaithful is”.

He continued: “Today, we saw what we were reiterating from 40 years ago, and that is Iran is a country that lives up to its commitments and the United States is a country that has never done so”.

“In the past 40 years or even before that, history tells that Americans have had a hostile approach towards the great Iranian nation and the nations of the region; from the coup in Iran against the legal government of Dr Mosadeq to their interference in the affairs of the past regime, supporting Saddam and attacking Iran’s passenger plane and killing innocent people and what they have done against the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and the Middle East and North Africa and against other peoples of the world”.

He also referred to the US’ withdrawal from the JCPOA and continued: “In fact, this was a confirmation of what they have been doing in the past months in another way”.

09.05.2018 - 07:09 [ Downing Street No 10 ]

Joint statement from Prime Minister May, Chancellor Merkel and President Macron following President Trump’s statement on Iran

It is with regret and concern that we, the Leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom take note of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Together, we emphasise our continuing commitment to the JCPoA. This agreement remains important for our shared security. We recall that the JCPoA was unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council in resolution 2231. This resolution remains the binding international legal framework for the resolution of the dispute about the Iranian nuclear programme. We urge all sides to remain committed to its full implementation and to act in a spirit of responsibility.

09.05.2018 - 06:44 [ Barack Obama / Facebook ]

There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East.

That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place.

The reality is clear. The JCPOA is working – that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S. Secretary of Defense. The JCPOA is in America’s interest – it has significantly rolled back Iran’s nuclear program. And the JCPOA is a model for what diplomacy can accomplish – its inspections and verification regime is precisely what the United States should be working to put in place with North Korea. Indeed, at a time when we are all rooting for diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, walking away from the JCPOA risks losing a deal that accomplishes – with Iran – the very outcome that we are pursuing with the North Koreans.

That is why today’s announcement is so misguided.

06.05.2018 - 12:06 [ President of the Islamic Republic of Iran ]

President addressing the large gathering of people in Sabzevar:

Speaking at the large gathering of people in Khorasan Razavi’s Sabzevar city, President Hassan Rouhani said that all political groups and people are united against Trump and the Zionist Regime, adding: “ We proved to the world that the people of Iran are the people of peace“.

„We don’t favour war and tension, but will strongly defend our rights“, said the President adding: “ The US will not be able to do anything against the Iranian nation“

Stating that „from months ago, the necessary instructions have been issued to the Atomic Energy Organisation and economic sectors,“ Dr Rouhani said: „We are ready for any decision about the JCPOA“.