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17.01.2021 - 11:00 [ Bloomberg ]

President Biden Won’t Unlock a Wave of Iranian Crude

There was strong opposition to the Iran nuclear deal in the U.S., from both Republicans and Democrats, when it was negotiated back in 2015, which prevented it from being ratified by the Senate. That opposition remains.

17.01.2021 - 10:32 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wann kaufen Russland, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien dem Iran endlich das angereicherte Uran ab?

(05. Juli 2019)

Im Mai verhängten die U.S.A. Sanktionen auch gegen den Kauf von angereichertem Uran aus dem Iran. Zweck dieses zynischen Schachzugs war den Iran dazu zu zwingen das internationale Atomabkommen (J.C.P.O.A.) nicht mehr einhalten zu können, um ihm dann dessen Bruch vorzuwerfen, nachdem man es in Washington selbst gebrochen hatte (was von Anfang an durch einen Trick folgenlos möglich war).

Anstatt nun auf die in Washington erklärten einseitigen Sanktionen der Trump Administration zu pfeifen und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran einfach abzukaufen bzw gegen gebrauchsfähiges Uran für dessen Atomkraftwerke einzutauschen – wie es das Atomabkommen vorsieht – tun nun die Regierungen in Moskau, Peking, Paris, Berlin und London wie üblich wieder einmal nichts, sitzen rum und erzählen Dreck daher.

17.01.2021 - 10:24 [ ORF.at ]

Schutzschirm für Iran-Geschäfte wirkte nicht

Die von Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien gegründete Gesellschaft zum Schutz des Handels mit dem Iran gegen US-Sanktionen ist weitgehend wirkungslos geblieben. Seit der Gründung vor zwei Jahren wurde nur eine einzige Transaktion über sie abgewickelt, um die Ausfuhr medizinischer Güter in den Iran zu ermöglichen. Das geht aus einer Antwort des deutschen Auswärtigen Amts auf eine Anfrage des Grünen-Bundestagsabgeordneten Omid Nouripour hervor, die der Deutschen Presse-Agentur vorliegt.

05.01.2021 - 17:28 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trotz Urananreicherung: EU steht zu Abkommen mit dem Iran

Das iranische Parlament hatte die Produktion und Lagerung von „mindestens 120 Kilogramm 20-prozentig angereichertem Uran pro Jahr“ gesetzlich beschlossen. Die Regierung in Teheran hatte die IAEA bereits im Dezember von diesem Vorhaben unterrichtet. Den im Atomabkommen vorgesehenen sehr strengen Kontrollen der IAEA verweigerte sie sich nicht.

12.12.2020 - 15:58 [ Washington Post ]

How the assassination of an Iranian scientist could affect nuclear negotiations with Iran

Fakhrizadeh’s death potentially complicates a path back to a nuclear deal and follow-up agreements.

06.12.2020 - 12:47 [ Haaretz ]

Biden: Iran Is ‚Moving Closer‘ to Nuclear Weapons, ‚Bottom Line Is We Can’t Allow It‘

„The bottom line is that we can’t allow Iran to get nuclear weapons,“ he said. Trump „has pulled out to get something tougher, and what have they done? They’ve increased the ability for them to have nuclear material,“ Biden argued. „They’re moving closer to the ability to be able to have enough material for a nuclear weapon.“

04.12.2020 - 03:46 [ Bloomberg ]

Iran’s Zarif Rules Out Renegotiating Nuclear Deal With Biden

President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the accord in 2018 and imposed crippling sanctions on Iran, in an unsuccessful attempt to force it to enter talks on a tougher pact. Biden has said he’ll rejoin the deal if Iran also returns to full compliance, and then push to broaden it.

04.12.2020 - 03:42 [ BBC ]

Iran rejects Biden’s terms for reviving nuclear deal

President-elect Joe Biden has said he will rejoin the nuclear deal and lift sanctions if Tehran returns to „strict compliance with the nuclear deal“.

Both sides appear to want the other to readopt the agreement’s terms first.

In May 2018, US President Donald Trump pulled out of the deal negotiated under his predecessor, Barack Obama.

01.12.2020 - 18:48 [ Consortium News ]

PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Assassins & Iran

Any thought of Biden and his people riding into town on white horses to save the nuclear deal is strictly naïve.

01.12.2020 - 18:38 [ Financial Times ]

Reckless killing in Iran endangers Biden’s nuclear plan

The assassination ramps up Middle East tensions after months of relative calm, and risks making it far harder for Joe Biden to fulfil his pledge to open negotiations with Iran and rejoin the 2015 nuclear accord if Tehran agrees to return to full compliance with the deal. Mr Trump and Mr Netanyahu both appear bent on doing their best to scupper the US president-elect’s chances before he settles into the White House.

01.12.2020 - 03:18 [ Trend.az ]

JCPOA to holding meeting in Vienna

The Joint Commission will be chaired on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell by the Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Helga Maria Schmid and will be attended by the representatives of E3+2 countries (China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom) and Iran.

30.11.2020 - 10:49 [ Heise.de ]

Ermordung von Kernphysiker in Iran bringt designierten US-Präsidenten in Bedrängnis

Das Weiße Haus, die CIA und die israelische Regierung gaben zunächst keinen Kommentar zu der Ermordung des Kernphysikers ab. Aber die Bluttat, nur zehn Monate nach einem tödlichen Drohnenangriff der US-Armee auf den Kommandanten der Quds-Einheiten der Revolutionsgarde, General Qasem Soleimani (Was bewegte Trump zur Entscheidung, Soleimani zu ermorden?), könnte eine Verbesserung der diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen Washington und Teheran unter dem designierten US-Präsidenten Joe Biden erschweren.

29.11.2020 - 20:30 [ Washington Post ]

Iran’s political establishment faces a serious test of will. So will Joe Biden.

With only a few weeks left until the incoming administration has a chance to relaunch negotiations with the Islamic Republic, Tehran’s foes — in Washington and elsewhere in the Middle East — are gearing up to do whatever they can to stop such efforts even before they begin.

In this respect, the mission to kill Fakhrizadeh was as predictable as it was foolish.

29.11.2020 - 17:38 [ New York Times ]

A Scorched Earth Strategy on Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, with the support of President Trump, seems intent on scorching the earth to make it harder for any return to diplomacy under President-elect Joe Biden.

Israel and the Trump administration apparently fear that a Biden administration would seek a quick return to the nuclear agreement, which could revive Iran’s struggling economy and make it harder to contain its influence in the Middle East. Killing Mr. Fakhrizadeh makes that all the more difficult.

28.11.2020 - 22:10 [ New York Times ]

Israel’s Gamble: If Assassination Fails to Set Back Iran’s Nuclear Program, Blowing Up Deal Is Easy

The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist is likely to impede the country’s military ambitions. Its real purpose may have been to prevent the president-elect from resuming diplomacy with Tehran.

28.11.2020 - 19:08 [ CODEPINK / Twitter ]

This is BAD. Israel is trying to incite a war with Iran before Trump leaves office. The whole world, especially @JoeBiden , should condemn the illegal assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Don’t let Israel sabotage #PeaceWithIran!

28.11.2020 - 19:03 [ Medea Benjamin, Cofounder of peace group CODEPINK / Twitter ]

Biden’s silence re the assassination of Iranian scientist is DEAFENING.

28.11.2020 - 18:42 [ theGuardian.com ]

Iran scientist’s assassination appears intended to undermine nuclear deal

If Mossad was indeed behind the assassination, Israel had a closing window of opportunity in which to carry it out with a green light from an American president, and there seems little doubt that Trump, seeking to play a spoiler role in his last weeks in office, would have given approval, if not active assistance. He is reported to have asked for military options in Iran, in the aftermath of his election defeat.

27.11.2020 - 18:12 [ Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran / Twitter ]

Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today. This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators Iran calls on int’l community—and especially EU—to end their shameful double standards & condemn this act of state terror.

27.11.2020 - 18:09 [ CNN ]

Iran’s top nuclear scientist killed in apparent assassination, state media reports

Iran’s top nuclear scientist was reportedly killed Friday in an apparent assassination that the country’s foreign minister linked to Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has not responded to CNN’s request for comment.

25.11.2020 - 10:52 [ ORF ]

Rouhani erwartet sich Lösung der Differenzen mit USA

Die Bedingung sei die Rückkehr zum Wiener Atomdeal von 2015.

23.11.2020 - 19:22 [ Fox News ]

Saudi UN ambassador: Nobody ‘naive enough’ to rejoin Iran nuclear deal – including Biden administration

He added: “If there is a new deal in which Saudi Arabia is involved in the discussion and which covers the shortcomings of the previous deal, such as Iran’s hydromantic behavior in the region and the issue of the missiles and the supply of weapons to rebel groups and so forth, then we will be all for it.”

23.11.2020 - 19:16 [ Mairav Zonszein מרב זונשיין / Twitter ]

It seems pretty clear Netanyahu would want this meeting leaked, just a couple of days after calling on Biden not to rejoin JCPOA. This will be a very long two months.

21.11.2020 - 16:36 [ NBC News ]

Biden faces a race against the clock for U.S. to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

With Iran due to hold elections in June, any diplomatic effort will have to move swiftly during Biden’s first few months in office, say former U.S. officials, European diplomats and regional experts.

08.11.2020 - 19:33 [ The Associated Press ]

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani calls on President-elect Joe Biden to return the U.S. to Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a state-run news agency reports.

One of President Trump’s signature foreign policy moves was withdrawing from the pact.

09.10.2020 - 01:25 [ Press TV ]

Iran FM Zarif to head to China on Friday for talks on bilateral ties, international developments

Zarif’s trip comes as the two sides are fast-tracking implementation of the Sino-Iranian Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, a roadmap outlining the quality of their strategic ties that was announced jointly in 2016.

To America’s dismay, the deal is crafted to help the two sides ditch dollar in bilateral trade and bypass the American sanctions.

22.09.2020 - 07:15 [ Finanzen.at ]

EU lehnt Iran-Sanktionen ab und mahnt zur Abkommens-Einhaltung

Die US-Regierung hatte in einem umstrittenen Alleingang zuletzt erklärt, dass internationale Sanktionen gegen den Iran wieder gültig sind. Diese Strafmaßnahmen waren nach dem internationalen Atomabkommen mit dem Klerikerstaat 2015 ausgesetzt worden. Da die USA das Abkommen 2018 unter Präsident Donald Trump verließen, ist völlig strittig, ob sie die Sanktionen allein wieder in Kraft setzen können.

02.09.2020 - 05:49 [ ORF.at ]

Treffen in Wien: Unterstützung für Iran-Abkommen bekräftigt

An den Gesprächen nahmen Vertreter aus Großbritannien, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Russland und dem Iran teil. Nicht vertreten waren die USA, die im Mai 2018 einseitig aus dem Atomabkommen ausgestiegen waren.

26.08.2020 - 06:41 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Vereinte Nationen: Sicherheitsrat blockiert neue Iran-Sanktionen

13 der 15 Mitgliedstaaten des Sicherheitsrats hatten sich zuvor in einem Brief an die indonesische Präsidentschaft gegen die US-Initiative ausgesprochen. Unterstützt wurde diese lediglich von der Dominikanischen Republik.

26.08.2020 - 06:28 [ theGuardian.com ]

UN security council rejects US attempt to extend Iran sanctions

The US has suffered another humiliating diplomatic setback after the president of the UN security council rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to extend economic sanctions on Iran.

22.08.2020 - 04:13 [ Reuters ]

Thirteen of 15-member U.N. Security Council oppose U.S. push for Iran sanctions

Pompeo again warned Russia and China against that on Friday, threatening U.S. action if they refuse to reimpose the U.N. measures on Iran.

21.08.2020 - 04:39 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

E3 Außenminister zum Ersuchen der USA, den Snapback-Mechanismus auszulösen

Am 20. August 2020 haben die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika dem VN‑Sicherheitsrat ein Schreiben übermittelt und ersucht, den „Snapback“-Mechanismus auszulösen. Dieser ermöglicht es einem JCPoA-Teilnehmer, die Wiedereinsetzung der multilateralen Sanktionen gegen Iran anzustreben, die 2015 in Übereinstimmung mit der vom VN‑Sicherheitsrat verabschiedeten Resolution 2231 aufgehoben worden waren.

Frankreich, Deutschland und das Vereinigte Königreich, die sogenannten E3 stellen fest, dass die USA seit ihrem Rückzug aus der Vereinbarung am 8. Mai 2018 kein Mitglied des JCPoAs mehr sind.

Wir haben unsere Position in Bezug auf die Wirksamkeit der US-Notifizierung gemäß Resolution 2231 gegenüber dem Vorsitz und allen Mitgliedern des Sicherheitsrats sehr deutlich gemacht.

Wir können diesen Schritt, der unvereinbar mit unseren aktuellen Bemühungen um das JCPoA ist, daher nicht unterstützen.

21.08.2020 - 04:28 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

E3 Foreign Ministers‘ Statement on the JCPoA – Statement by the United Kingdom, France and Germany on the JCPoA

On 20 August, the US sent a letter to the UN Security Council requesting to initiate the ‘snapback’ mechanism, which allows a participant to the JCPoA to seek the reimposition against Iran of the multilateral sanctions lifted in 2015 in accordance with resolution 2231, adopted by the UN Security Council.

France, Germany and the United Kingdom (“the E3”) note that the US ceased to be a participant to the JCPoA following their withdrawal from the deal on 8 May, 2018. Our position regarding the effectiveness of the US notification pursuant to resolution 2231 has consequently been very clearly expressed to the Presidency and all UNSC members. We cannot therefore support this action which is incompatible with our current efforts to support the JCPoA.

21.08.2020 - 04:15 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Streit um UN-Sanktionen gegen Iran: Pompeo kritisiert Europäer scharf

Irans UN-Botschafter Majid Takht-Ravanchi warf den USA Desinformation und Schikane vor. Sie hätten nicht das Recht, den Sanktions-Mechanismus zu nutzen, denn sie seien 2018 aus dem Atomvertrag ausgestiegen.

„Kein Land kann das Recht eines Vertrags in Anspruch nehmen, den es verlassen hat.“

21.08.2020 - 04:12 [ BBC ]

Iran nuclear deal: European nations ’siding with ayatollahs‘ – Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused European allies of „siding with the ayatollahs“ after they said the US could not reimpose sanctions on Iran.

The UK, France and Germany said the US did not have the legal right to trigger „snapback“ sanctions because it pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

21.08.2020 - 03:34 [ CNN ]

US isolated as allies and opponents reject its bid to snapback UN sanctions on Iran

The Trump administration was left isolated on the world stage as foreign allies and competitors alike rejected its demand to restore UN sanctions on Iran Thursday.

20.08.2020 - 23:42 [ ORF ]

USA übergaben Brief zu Iran-Sanktionen

Außenminister Mike Pompeo übergab dem amtierenden Präsidenten des Gremiums, Indonesiens UNO-Botschafter Dian Triansyah Djani, einen Brief, um den „Snapback“-Mechanismus auszulösen.

20.08.2020 - 08:45 [ CNN ]

Pompeo says he’ll go to UN ’soon‘ to push for snapback sanctions on Iran

The process is expected to be messy, as China and Russia openly oppose the effort to snap back sanctions, and other parties to the deal — Germany, the UK, France — are also against the move. All of them question the legality of the US trying to reimpose sanctions under the 2015 nuclear pact, which the Trump administration announced it was leaving in May 2018.

20.08.2020 - 08:38 [ Tagesschau ]

Vereinte Nationen: USA wollen erneut UN-Sanktionen gegen Iran

Offen ist, ob irgendein Ratsmitglied auf den US-Schritt reagieren und eine Resolution zur Verlängerung der Sanktionslockerungen einbringen wird. Manche UN-Experten glauben, dass die anderen Mitglieder die USA ignorieren werden. Was die Trump-Regierung wiederum in die irrwitzige Position bringen könnte, selbst einen Antrag zur Verlängerung der Sanktionsaufhebungen zu stellen – mit dem alleinigen Ziel, dagegen dann ein Veto einzulegen.

16.08.2020 - 16:29 [ France24.com ]

Trump promises ’snapback‘ to force return of UN Iran sanctions

The president was referring to the contested argument that the US remains a „participant“ in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal — despite Trump’s withdrawal from it — and therefore can force a return to sanctions if it sees Iran as being in violation of its terms.

15.08.2020 - 13:49 [ Tagessschau.de ]

Streit im UN-Sicherheitsrat: USA scheitern mit Verlängerung von Iran-Embargo

Die USA hatten den Vertrag unter Präsident Donald Trump einseitig aufgekündigt. Ihr jetziger Vorstoß wird als Vorgeplänkel gesehen, um das Atomabkommen komplett aus den Angeln zu heben. „Verlängert das Waffenembargo“, hatte US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo bereits im Juli vor dem Sicherheitsrat gefordert. Der Iran breche den Atomvertrag und sei ein Sicherheitsrisiko für die Region.

15.08.2020 - 04:55 [ President of Russia ]

Statement by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Russia’s proposal to convene meeting of heads of state of UN Security Council permanent members with participation of heads of Germany and Iran

Accordingly, we propose convening an online meeting of the heads of state of the permanent members of the UN Security Council, with the participation of the heads of Germany and Iran, as soon as possible, in order to outline steps that can prevent confrontation or a spike in tensions within the UN Security Council. It is important to secure collective support for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that sets forth an international legal framework for the execution of the JCPOA.

15.08.2020 - 04:46 [ The Hill ]

UN Security Council rejects US bid to extend Iran arms embargo

Just one country voted with the United States on Friday: the Dominican Republic.

Russia and China voted “no,” while major U.S. allies France, Germany and the United Kingdom were among the 11 abstentions.

15.08.2020 - 03:35 [ Haaretz ]

U.S. Loses Iran Arms Embargo Vote at UN as Putin Pushes Summit on Nuclear Deal

The United States lost a bid to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran on Friday as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid „confrontation“ over a U.S. threat to trigger a return of all UN sanctions on Tehran.

12.08.2020 - 19:14 [ Radio Utopie ]

Was allein Verhandlungen über ein neues internationales Iran-Abkommen bedeuten würden

(25.04.2018)

Die einzig richtige Antwort auf Macrons und nun Trumps Forderung nach einem „neuen Deal“ heisst Nein. Wenn Rohani sie nicht gibt, ist er tot.

Sagt Rohani aber Nein, können er und der Iran sich darauf verlassen, dass die Freunde des Völkerrechts weltweit dessen Feinde politisch beseitigen, früher oder später.

Sogar in Deutschland.

12.08.2020 - 19:02 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Intel: Biden adviser says Iran deal supporters, detractors both wrong on sanctions‘ effectiveness

(11.05.2020)

Sullivan went on to argue that a future Democratic administration “should immediately reengage nuclear diplomacy with Iran and look to establish something along the lines of the [deal], but immediately begin the process of negotiating a follow-on agreement.”

12.08.2020 - 18:58 [ MondoWeiss.com ]

Pro-Israel org praises Kamala Harris for being to the right of Obama on Iran Deal

(10.10.2019)

One of those questions came from Kat Wellman, a woman affiliated with the organization Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI). Wellman asked if Harris would reenter or renegotiate the Iran Deal if elected president. While Harris condemned the Trump administration for violating the deal, she also made it clear that she would take a more aggressive stance than the Obama administration originally did. “We will reenter the agreement,” she said, “but also I will want to strengthen it. And that will mean extending the sunset provisions, including ballistic missile testing, and also increasing oversight.”

11.08.2020 - 21:16 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Maas in Moskau: „Das offene Wort suchen“

Auf der Tagesordnung standen die großen Krisen und Konflikte – von Syrien über Libyen bis hin zur Ostukraine.

11.08.2020 - 21:12 [ theWire.in ]

UNSC: US Looks to Extend Iran Arms Embargo, Threatens ‚Snapback‘

A last-minute attempt by Britain, France and Germany to broker a compromise with Russia and China on an arms embargo extension appeared unsuccessful so far, diplomats said. Russia and China, allies of Iran, have long-signalled opposition to the US measure.

11.08.2020 - 10:06 [ VOA News ]

Pompeo Heads to Central Europe as US Looks to Confront Russian, Chinese Influence

The top U.S. diplomat is traveling to Prague and Pilsen in the Czech Republic; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Vienna, Austria; and Warsaw, Poland, from August 11 to 15.

06.08.2020 - 21:35 [ Bloomberg ]

U.S. Circulates Its Latest Iran Weapons Resolution at the UN

The new resolution is almost identical to one the U.S. circulated in June, signaling the Trump administration is unwilling to make changes suggested by allies and opponents on the Security Council.

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft acknowledged Tuesday that Russia and China are likely to veto any resolution

06.08.2020 - 21:31 [ WOKV.com ]

Trump’s Iran envoy quits administration as US pushes embargo

President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal two years ago but his administration argues it retains the right to invoke the “snapback” of U.N. sanctions because it is a council member. Others disagree.

Hook did not give a reason for leaving, although he has young children and was frequently away from home on travel. He had just returned to the U.S. from an extended trip to the Middle East and Europe during which he tried to drum up support for the Iran arms embargo extension.

11.07.2020 - 16:38 [ New York Times ]

Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

In addition, some American and Israeli officials, and international security analysts, say that Iran may believe that President Trump will lose the November election and that his presumptive Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., will want to resurrect some form of the negotiated settlement that the Obama administration reached with Tehran five years ago next week.

01.07.2020 - 08:37 [ Newsweek.com ]

Every U.N. Security Council Member but U.S. Supports Iran Deal at Virtual Meeting

Tuesday’s webcast session involved representatives from all five permanent Security Council members (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the U.S.) as well as 10 rotating members (Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Germany, Indonesia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Tunisia and Vietnam), as well as Iran, the European Union and the U.N. itself.

20.06.2020 - 18:08 [ i24news.tv ]

Israeli Defense Min.: Iran ‚concealing blatant violations‘ of nuclear deal

Israeli Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz commended Friday the UN atomic watchdog’s demand of Iran to grant inspectors “immediate access” to nuclear sites in its territory.

21.05.2020 - 08:00 [ Joe Biden ]

Joe Biden and the Jewish Community: A Record and a Plan of Friendship, Support and Action

– Urge Arab states to move beyond quiet talks and take bolder steps toward normalization with Israel.

– Firmly reject the BDS movement, which singles out Israel — home to millions of Jews — and too often veers into anti-Semitism, while letting Palestinians off the hook for their choices.

– Hold Iran accountable and rejoin a diplomatic agreement to prevent a nuclear armed Iran, if Iran returns to compliance with the JCPOA, using renewed commitment to diplomacy to work with our allies to strengthen and extend the Iran deal, and push back against Iran’s other destabilizing actions.

21.05.2020 - 07:55 [ CBS News ]

Transcript: Joe Biden foreign policy adviser Antony Blinken on COVID shortfalls, failures in Syria

Iran has now restarted some of the dangerous aspects of its nuclear program that the nuclear deal stopped dead in their tracks. And unfortunately, it’s taken a series of provocative actions endangering our own forces in the Middle East, in Iraq and Syria, as well as our citizens. And all of that has happened at the same time that we managed to alienate ourselves from our closest allies. We disagree fundamentally with the approach the administration took on Iran. So this is just not working on its own terms. If Iran comes back into compliance with the deal, then yes, Joe Biden said we would do the same thing, but we would use that as a platform to try to build a stronger and longer deal working with our partners.

And I think we’d have a decent chance of doing that because our partners would be with us, not alienated from us. And at the same time, much more likely to join us in trying to curb other actions by Iran that we find objectionable.

13.05.2020 - 19:10 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Intel: Biden adviser says Iran deal supporters, detractors both wrong on sanctions‘ effectiveness

(11.05.2020)

Sullivan went on to argue that a future Democratic administration “should immediately reengage nuclear diplomacy with Iran and look to establish something along the lines of the [deal], but immediately begin the process of negotiating a follow-on agreement.”

26.01.2020 - 12:54 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran wants to negotiate with The United States, but wants sanctions removed. @FoxNews @OANN No Thanks!

26.01.2020 - 12:51 [ ABC News ]

Iranian FM: Tehran still willing to negotiate with US

“For us, it doesn’t matter who is sitting in the White House, what matters is how they behave,” he said, according to Der Spiegel. “The Trump administration can correct its past, lift the sanctions and come back to the negotiating table. We’re still at the negotiating table. They’re the ones who left.”

26.01.2020 - 12:50 [ Spiegel.de ]

Irans Außenminister Zarif: „Es ist ein Desaster für die Europäer, dass sie sich den USA so unterordnen“

Mohammad Javad Zarif warnt Europa vor einer Eskalation im Atomstreit. Verhandlungen mit den USA schließt er auch nach der Tötung von General Soleimani nicht aus, nennt dafür aber Bedingungen.

21.01.2020 - 17:14 [ ZDF ]

Atomwaffensperrvertrag: Iran droht mit Ausstieg

„Wenn die Europäer ihr unangemessenes Verhalten fortsetzen oder die Akte Iran dem Sicherheitsrat vorlegen, dann werden wir uns aus dem Atomwaffensperrvertrag zurückziehen“, sagte Außenminister Mohammed Dschawad Sarif laut der staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur Irna.

18.01.2020 - 16:19 [ Oilprice.com ]

Mnuchin: US Works With China To Cut Off All Iranian Oil Imports

The United States is working closely with China to have it cut off altogether imports of Iranian crude oil, as the U.S. steps up sanctions pressure on the Iranian regime, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, told Fox News’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures’.

18.01.2020 - 16:17 [ Oilprice.com ]

China Turns Its Back On Iran’s Crude Oil

(09.01.2020)

This year’s turbulent events in the Middle East—a major source of oil supply for the world’s largest oil importer, China—have had Beijing scrambling to salvage the Iran nuclear deal after the U.S. assassinated Tehran’s top military commander.

At the same time, China has significantly reduced its crude oil imports from Iran in recent months because of the U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports.

15.01.2020 - 01:48 [ PressTV.com ]

Zarif slams EU’s dispute mechanism as ‘a strategic mistake’

On Tuesday, the three European signatories to the Iran deal — France, Britain and Germany — formally triggered the dispute mechanism, which accuses Iran of violating the agreement and could lead to the restoration of the anti-Iran UN sanctions that had been lifted by the JCPOA.

15.01.2020 - 01:46 [ PressTV.com ]

Zarif urges E3 to stop 20 months of bowing to US diktat

Tehran has particularly been disappointed with the European trio’s failure to protect its business interests under the deal after the United States‘ withdrawal.

After patiently watching for more than a year and seeing no clear action from the other signatories of the nuclear deal, Iran invoked Articles 26 and 36 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to let go of some of the limitations put on its nuclear work.

14.01.2020 - 18:35 [ Khamenei.ir, Iran's Supreme Leader / Twitter ]

It’s been repeated recently that Europeans have created #instex financial channel. This is more like a joke, a bitter joke. What they’re responsible to do is totally different from what they’re doing. Once again, Europeans stabbed us in the back. We can’t expect them anything.

(21.03.2019)

14.01.2020 - 18:26 [ Sina Toossi ‏/ Twitter ]

3. Even when European countries had waivers to buy Iranian oil, few did. The „INSTEX“ mechanism—originally aimed at facilitating broad trade—failed to take off even for allowed humanitarian trade.

14.01.2020 - 18:22 [ Radio Utopie ]

Maas und Zarif: Um die Wette heucheln in Teheran

(10.06.2019)

Anstatt die Sanktionen der U.S.-Regierung nach deren einseitiger Aufkündigung des internationalen Atomabkommens (JCPOA) endlich effektiv zu umgehen, haben die Regierungen im Iran und in Deutschland die dafür notwendigen Finanzgesellschaften immer noch nicht umgesetzt.

Am 24. September letzten Jahres versprachen die Regierungen von Russland, China, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Deutschland, sowie die „Europäische Union“, auf einem Treffen der Außenminister und der E.U.-Außenbeauftragten Federica Mogherini am 24. September in New York dem Iran die Aufsetzung einer Finanzgesellschaft („Special Purpose Vehicle“), welche die durch den Vertragsbruch der U.S.A. und deren einseitigen Sanktionen verursachten finanziellen Verluste für Vertragspartner mit dem Iran (Importeure, Exporteure, Konzerne, etc, etc) auffangen solle.

Geschehen ist bis heute effektiv nichts. Die mittlerweile „INSTEX“ („Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange“) getaufte Finanzgesellschaft ist immer noch nicht arbeits-, also zahlungsfähig (wir berichteten bereits).

Heute nun stand Außenminister Heiko Maas schon wieder da, diesmal in Teheran, und redete sich heraus. Man arbeite „sehr intensiv an der Umsetzung“ von INSTEX, so Maas.

14.01.2020 - 18:12 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

Gemeinsame Erklärung der Außenminister Deutschlands, Frankreichs und des Vereinigten Königreichs zur Nuklearvereinbarung mit Iran

Seit Mai 2018 arbeiten wir gemeinsam daran, die Vereinbarung zu erhalten. Die E3 haben ihre Verpflichtungen aus der Nuklearvereinbarung mit Iran vollständig eingehalten, auch die darin vorgesehene Aufhebung von Sanktionen. Zusätzlich zu der durch unsere vertraglichen Verpflichtungen vorgegebene Aufhebung aller Sanktionen haben wir unermüdlich auf eine Förderung des legitimen Handels mit Iran hingearbeitet, auch durch die Zweckgesellschaft INSTEX.

14.01.2020 - 18:10 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

Joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: 14 January 2020

Since May 2018, we have worked together to preserve the agreement. The E3 have fully upheld our JCPoA commitments, including sanctions-lifting as foreseen under the terms of the agreement. In addition to the lifting of all sanctions, required by our commitments under the agreement, we have worked tirelessly to support legitimate trade with Iran, including through the INSTEX special purpose vehicle.

14.01.2020 - 18:00 [ theHill.com ]

UK, Germany, France move to sanction Iran over nuclear steps

Germany, France and the United Kingdom moved on Tuesday to formally sanction Iran over claims that Tehran has violated the 2015 nuclear agreement.

14.01.2020 - 17:54 [ Tagesschau ]

Europäische Iran-Politik: Letzter Rettungsversuch für Atomdeal

Nach den jüngsten Verstößen des Iran gegen das Atomabkommen erhöht Europa den Druck auf Teheran. Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien starteten gemeinsam den in dem Atomabkommen enthaltenen Streitschlichtungsmechanismus. Dieser könnte in letzter Konsequenz zur Wiedereinsetzung der Sanktionen gegen die Islamische Republik führen.

12.01.2020 - 20:26 [ Elysee Palast - Elysee.fr ]

Déclaration conjointe des chefs d’État et de gouvernement de France, d’Allemagne et du Royaume-Uni

Nous prenons note de l’annonce de l’Iran concernant la destruction du vol UIA PS752, et nous engageons à travailler avec l’Iran sur les prochaines étapes.

Aujourd’hui, notre message est clair : nous restons attachés au JCPoA et à sa préservation ; nous exhortons l’Iran à annuler toutes les mesures incompatibles avec l’accord ; nous appelons l’Iran à s’abstenir de toute nouvelle action violente ou de prolifération ; et nous restons prêts à engager le dialogue avec l’Iran sur cette base afin de préserver la stabilité de la région.

12.01.2020 - 20:24 [ Downing Street No 10 - Gov.UK ]

Statement from the heads of state and government of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, 12 January 2020.

We note Iran’s announcement with regard to the shooting down of UIA Flight PS752 and commit to working with Iran on next steps.

Today, our message is clear: we remain committed to the JCPoA and to preserving it; we urge Iran to reverse all measures inconsistent with the agreement and return to full compliance; we call on Iran to refrain from further violent action or proliferation; and we remain ready to engage with Iran on this agenda in order to preserve the stability of the region.

12.01.2020 - 20:23 [ Bundesregierung ]

Gemeinsame Erklärung von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, Präsident Emmanuel Macron und Premierminister Boris Johnson

Wir nehmen Irans Erklärung hinsichtlich des Abschusses von UIA Flug PS752 zur Kenntnis und verpflichten uns dazu, mit dem Iran zum weiteren Vorgehen zu kooperieren.

Unsere heutige Botschaft ist klar: Wir bleiben dem Erhalt der Wiener Nuklearvereinbarung verpflichtet; wir rufen den Iran dringlich dazu auf, alle der Vereinbarung widersprechende Maßnahmen zurückzunehmen und zur vollumfänglichen Einhaltung der Wiener Nuklearvereinbarung zurückzukehren; wir rufen den Iran dazu auf, weitere gewaltsame Handlungen oder Proliferation zu unterlassen; und wir bleiben dazu bereit, mit dem Iran zur Bewahrung von Stabilität in der Region einen Dialog zu führen.

12.01.2020 - 14:28 [ Tagesschau ]

Botschafter in Berlin: Scharfe Kritik an deutscher Iran-Politik

Über die INSTEX-Gesellschaft sollten Geschäfte europäischer Firmen mit dem Iran abgewickelt werden sollten, trotz strenger amerikanischer Sanktionen.

20 Monate sei es her, seit die Europäer solch ein System versprochen hätten, er allein habe in dieser Zeit drei Chefs zu Antrittsbesuchen empfangen. „Alle haben mir versprochen, man könne INSTEX schnell umsetzen“, so Farazandeh. „Und was ist passiert? So gut wie nichts.“

09.01.2020 - 21:06 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

PM call with Emir of Qatar: 9 January 2020

The two leaders discussed the importance of Coalition forces’ continued presence in the region to tackle the shared threat from Daesh.

09.01.2020 - 21:03 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - Gov.uk ]

PM call with President Rouhani of Iran: 9 January 2020

The Prime Minister spoke to President Rouhani of Iran this morning.

They discussed the situation in the region following the death of Qasem Soleimani and the Prime Minister called for an end to hostilities.

The Prime Minister underlined the UK’s continued commitment to the JCPoA and to ongoing dialogue to avoid nuclear proliferation and reduce tensions.

06.01.2020 - 06:08 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs ]

PM statement on the situation in Iraq following calls with President Macron, President Trump and Chancellor Merkel

We are in close contact with all sides to encourage de-escalation. I will be speaking to other leaders and our Iraqi friends to support peace and stability. The Foreign Secretary has been in constant contact with leaders and foreign ministers from across the globe and we have taken steps to increase the security of our personnel and interests in the region. Following further international engagement and ministerial meetings here in the UK, Parliament will be updated on Tuesday.

06.01.2020 - 06:07 [ Tagesschau ]

Merkel, Macron und Johnson: „Deeskalation ist dringlich“

Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien haben im Konflikt zwischen dem Iran und den USA zu „äußerster Zurückhaltung und Verantwortung“ aufgerufen. Dies gelte für alle Akteure, hieß es in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, Staatspräsident Emmanuel Macron und Premierminister Boris Johnson. Die Führung in Teheran riefen Berlin, Paris und London zudem zur Einhaltung des Atompakts von 2015 auf.

06.01.2020 - 04:30 [ Tagesschau ]

Iran will sich nicht mehr an Abkommen halten

So solle es keine Beschränkung der Anzahl der Zentrifugen mehr geben.

Die Zusammenarbeit mit der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde werde sie aber fortsetzen wie bisher. Außerdem sei der Iran jederzeit bereit, voll und ganz zum Atomabkommen zurückkehren, sobald der Atomdeal vertragsgerecht umgesetzt und die US-Sanktionen aufgehoben würden.

06.01.2020 - 04:25 [ theHill.com ]

Iran rolls back commitments to nuclear deal

A government spokesman said the nation will now base its enrichment levels on its own technical needs rather than the agreement’s limits, Reuters reported. The spokesman also said that Iran could reverse course if the U.S. curtails the sanctions it has imposed on Iran, the news service added.

31.12.2019 - 20:41 [ Elizabeth Warren, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Trump’s reckless decisions to walk away from the Iran Deal and now to launch airstrikes in Iraq without Iraqi government consent have brought us closer to war and endangered U.S. troops and diplomats. We should end the forever wars, not start new ones.

31.12.2019 - 20:17 [ CNN / Twitter ]

“I don’t understand what our strategy is and I think the President made a major mistake when he pulled out of the nuclear agreement when Iran was in compliance.” @SenatorCardin reacts the airstrikes carried out by Washington against an Iran-backed militia group in Iraq and Syria.

30.12.2019 - 19:58 [ Omid Shokri Ph.D. ‏/ Twitter ]

2-it should be noted that after the US withdrawal from JCPOA, both China and Russia energy firms’ left Iran energy sector and other industries.

30.12.2019 - 19:48 [ IFP News / Youtube ]

US Knows Iran Will Not Surrender: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the United States knows it cannot bring the Islamic Republic to its knees through its maximum pressure policy.

30.12.2019 - 19:44 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wann kaufen Russland, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien dem Iran endlich das angereicherte Uran ab?

(05.07.2019)

Im Mai verhängten die U.S.A. Sanktionen auch gegen den Kauf von angereichertem Uran aus dem Iran. Zweck dieses zynischen Schachzugs war den Iran dazu zu zwingen das internationale Atomabkommen (J.C.P.O.A.) nicht mehr einhalten zu können, um ihm dann dessen Bruch vorzuwerfen, nachdem man es in Washington selbst gebrochen hatte (was von Anfang an durch einen Trick folgenlos möglich war).

Anstatt nun auf die in Washington erklärten einseitigen Sanktionen der Trump Administration zu pfeifen und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran einfach abzukaufen bzw gegen gebrauchsfähiges Uran für dessen Atomkraftwerke einzutauschen – wie es das Atomabkommen vorsieht – tun nun die Regierungen in Moskau, Peking, Paris, Berlin und London wie üblich wieder einmal nichts, sitzen rum und erzählen Dreck daher.

(…)

Was nun die verbleibenden Vertragspartner des Atomabkommens an Zynismus und Heuchelei aufbieten, bringt die Regierung Rohani in Teheran wieder mal an Unfähigkeit und Verantwortungslosigkeit auf.

Anstatt das angereicherte Uran einfach zu entsorgen, die finanziellen Verluste in Kauft zu nehmen und eine einfache Schlagzeile in Form einer Presseerklärung zuwege zu bringen, die da lautet

„Hallo Russland, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien: Kauft uns endlich das angereicherte Uran ab oder tauscht es wie vertraglich vereinbart gegen gebrauchsfähiges für unsere Energieversorgung!“

sondert man in Teheran sinnlose und kontraproduktive „Ultimaten“ ab, ohne der Weltöffentkichkeit zu erklären worum es überhaupt geht und feilscht stattdessen schmierig nach irgendwelchen Öl-Deals wie der hinterletzte Teppichhändler.

30.12.2019 - 19:42 [ RadioFarda.com ]

Russia’s Foreign Minister Says Either Abide By Iran Nuclear Deal Or Kill It

Lavrov made the comments on December 30 after meeting in Moscow with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who said that the European signatories to the deal were „not taking any practical steps“ to support it.

07.12.2019 - 11:16 [ Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran / Twitter ]

Israel today tested a nuke-missile, aimed at Iran. E3 & US never complain about the only nuclear arsenal in West Asia—armed with missiles actually DESIGNED to be capable of carrying nukes—but has fits of apoplexy over our conventional & defensive ones.

(06.12.2019)

07.12.2019 - 11:02 [ Haaretz ]

Zarif: Israel Tested Nuclear Missile Aimed at Iran

France, Germany and the United Kingdom said in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres circulated Wednesday that Iran was developing „nuclear-capable ballistic missiles,“ which they say is in violation of a Securiy Council resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal.

The letter cites footage released on social media April 22, 2019, ..

07.12.2019 - 10:55 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Europeans Step Up Pressure on Iran Over Nuclear Violations

VIENNA—European powers will take the first step towards re-imposing international sanctions on Iran in the coming weeks if Tehran further violates the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats said.

The warning, an escalation of European pressure on Iran, puts the two sides on a collision course. A conflict is likely in early January, when Iran is set to announce fresh steps to breach the deal.

28.11.2019 - 06:16 [ Caixinglobal.com ]

China Guzzles More Saudi Oil

China’s thirst for Saudi Arabian oil continues to grow on the back of massive refinery joint ventures, and the nation is also drawing more crude from Russia, as imports from the U.S., Iran and Venezuela dwindle, fresh Chinese customs data for the year to November show.

24.09.2019 - 14:58 [ Radio Utopie ]

Was allein Verhandlungen über ein neues internationales Iran-Abkommen bedeuten würden

(25.04.2018)

Nehmen wir nun also an, Rohani sagt Ja, auf Drängen seines guten Freundes im Kreml, zum Beispiel. Und nehmen wir mal an, es würden tatsächlich nochmal Verhandlungen mit allen Parteien begonnen.

Dann passiert Folgendes:

– die Verhandlungen ziehen sich genauso endlos hin wie der bald siebzehnjährige weltweite Terrorkrieg
– die gesamte Kriegslobby, überall, fährt weiter gewaltige Profite ein
– alle Staats- und Regierungschefs, mit Ausnahme natürlich von Rohani, stärken ihre innenpolitische Position und können vielleicht sogar ihre Wiederwahl sichern (Trump, Merkel, May, Macron, Trump, bei Xi gibt es sowieso keine mehr)
– im Iran bekommen die dortige Kriegslobby und die klerikal-autoritären Kräfte, die ihren Kumpanen in Tel Aviv und Washington regelmäßig zu Hilfe kamen und sich nichts sehnlicher wünschen als ihren 11. September, wieder die Initiative und letztlich die Oberhand
– Rohani wird in absehbarer Zeit entweder gestürzt oder abgewählt
– das Raketenprogramm der iranischen Militärs und Kriegslobbyisten wird forciert
– die Monarchie Saudi Arabien, wie alle anderen mit dem Iran konkurrierenden Monarchien in der Region, reden über Atomwaffen, eigene Atomwaffen und besorgen sich diese (wenn sie diese nicht schon längst haben)
– dass der Oberste Rechtsgelehrte des Iran, Ajatollah Ali Chamenei, Staatschef und Oberkommandierer der Militärs, der seit 1989 amtiert, seine in den 90er Jahren erlassene Fatwa gegen die Lagerung, Herstellung und Anwendung von Atomwaffen selbst wieder aufhebt ist äußerst unwahrscheinlich. Wen allerdings der Expertenrat im Falle eines Ablebens von Chamenei in einer nun abermals permanenten Bedrohungslage als Nachfolger von Chamenei wählen würde, und was der dann wieder beschließt, wäre völlig offen.

24.09.2019 - 14:53 [ telesur ]

Germany, UK, France Blame Iran for Saudi Attack, Urge New Nuclear Deal

(23.09.2019)

“The time has come for Iran to accept negotiation on a long-term framework for its nuclear program as well as on issues related to regional security, including its missiles program and other means of delivery,” the three countries added

22.09.2019 - 13:40 [ Haaretz ]

Iran’s Rohani Vows to Lead Security in Gulf, Will Showcase Plan at UN General Assembly

Rohani added that he will offer a regional peace plan during his visit to the UN this week. Fears of a wider regional conflagration have grown, as tensions between Iran and the U.S. remain high over Tehran’s failing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Recently, Iran has broken the deal’s limits on enrichment, uranium stockpiles and the use of advanced centrifuges, as ot seeks to pressure Europe to offer it a way to sell its crude oil on the international market despite U.S. sanctions.

22.09.2019 - 13:37 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Spannungen am Persischen Golf: Rouhani kündigt Friedensplan an

Die Botschaft des iranischen Präsidenten wenige Tage vor der erwarteten offiziellen Rede bei den Vereinten Nationen also heißt im Kern vor allem: Je weiter weg vom Iran die westlichen Staaten mit ihren Flugzeugen, Schiffen und modernen Waffen blieben, umso mehr Sicherheit bedeute das für die Golfregion. Dass sich genau diese Staaten nach – aus ihrer Sicht – zahlreichen iranischen Attacken gegen Öllieferungen aus dieser Region massive Sorgen machen, wird eines der ganz wichtigen Themen für die UN-Vollversammlung sein.

07.09.2019 - 16:46 [ Washington Post ]

The Latest: UN nuclear inspectors on the ground in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf region between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):

2:00 p.m.

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says it has inspectors on the ground in Iran who will be able to look into reports that Tehran began injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

07.09.2019 - 07:25 [ ORF ]

IAEA-Chef reist nach Teheran

Feruta hatte Ende Juli nach dem Tod des IAEA-Chefs Yukiya Amano kommissarisch die Leitung der Atomenergiebehörde übernommen. Die IAEA ist für die Überwachung des internationalen Atomabkommens zuständig.

02.09.2019 - 10:56 [ Tehran Times ]

Iran’s Araghchi to visit Paris Monday to discuss proposal to save JCPOA

Since Washington’s withdrawal from the JCPOA, Tehran has been asking Europe to ignore U.S. sanctions and continue trade. Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron has offered Iran economic incentives in order to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington.

24.08.2019 - 02:10 [ Trend.az ]

Britain unlikely to change Iran stance at G7 despite Trump meeting

“We are strong supporters of the JCPOA (Iran deal). We think that it is very important that Iran doesn’t get the nuclear weapons,” said the diplomat speaking ahead of the G7 leaders summit in Biarritz, where Johnson and Trump will meet.

22.08.2019 - 04:21 [ Paul Barratt / The Sydney Morning Herald ]

Echoes of Iraq: why Australia shouldn’t be joining US action against Iran

Yet Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds have announced that Australia will contribute to the Trump-led mission in the Strait of Hormuz. Morrison says Australia will help ensure freedom of navigation in international waters and that we are acting in response to what he calls “destabilising behaviour” in the Gulf. Reynolds says our core concern is de-escalation.

Let’s be clear: the destabilising behaviour was in fact initiated by our ally, the US, and sending additional troops, planes and ships into an increasingly tense situation is not a move likely to de-escalate tensions.

03.08.2019 - 16:28 [ ORF.at ]

Iran kündigt neuen Verstoß gegen Atomabkommen an

Wenn die anderen Unterzeichnerstaaten das Abkommen nicht vollständig umsetzten, dann werde der Iran es auf die gleiche Weise nur unvollständig umsetzen. Details nannte Sarif nicht.

28.07.2019 - 11:53 [ Haaretz ]

World Powers to Meet Iran in Vienna to Save Nuclear Deal

Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China will hold an unprecedented meeting with Iran in Vienna on Sunday to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal.

20.07.2019 - 13:19 [ thelatestbreakingnews.com ]

Netanyahu: ‚Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit‘

(16.07.2019)

Israel’s top minister has mentioned the Eu Union would possibly no longer get up to the specter of Iran “till Iranian nuclear missiles fall on Eu soil”.

Mr Netanyahu likened Europe’s method to Iran’s contemporary breaches of a 2015 deal restricting its nuclear programme to the appeasement of Nazi Germany.

15.07.2019 - 22:41 [ Jewish Telegraphic Agency ]

Netanyahu accuses Europeans of appeasing Iran like they did Germany in the ’30s

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, offers Iran relief from sanctions in exchange for its scaling back of parts of its nuclear program until 2025.

The United States, which under former President Barack Obama was the driving force behind the deal, pulled out last year under President Donald Trump and snapped back sanctions on Iran and third parties that do business with the Islamic Republit.

15.07.2019 - 12:59 [ theGuardian.com ]

The Guardian view on Britain and Iran: a game for losers

he risk is that the president may be goaded into a war by those around him, particularly if things go wrong on the ground – and that Britain will be dragged in by a White House-appeasing prime minister.

Meanwhile the slow slog of diplomacy continues, with European foreign ministers due to meet again on Monday. The EU says that more members, and non-member states too, are buying into the Instex barter-style system created to enable trade. But it still needs proper funding.

15.07.2019 - 12:55 [ Al-Monitor.com ]

Rouhani out of time, support for revised nuclear deal

In reality, the US sanctions and, partly, Europe’s inability to save the JCPOA are gradually radicalizing Iran and its society. Moderates in Tehran risk being accused of betraying their country. They are being undermined and isolated, and their positions are being taken away one by one. For instance, Heshmatollah Falhatpishe, a prominent moderate and pragmatist parliament member, recently tweeted that Iran should give Instex more time. But he’s no longer taken seriously, having just last month lost his position as chairman of parliament’s foreign policy commission to a staunch JCPOA enemy.

15.07.2019 - 12:07 [ newsroom.consilium.europa.eu ]

Arrival and doorstep by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, at the Foreign Affairs Council, taking place on 15 July 2019, in Brussels.

(video)

15.07.2019 - 12:06 [ EUObserver.com ]

UK, France, Germany call for dialogue with Iran

Ahead of the foreign affairs council on Monday 15 July, the foreign ministers of the UK, France, and Germany issued a joint statement calling for dialogue between all parties involved.

15.07.2019 - 11:50 [ European Union External Action / Auswärtiger Dienst der Europäischen Union ]

Joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the High Representative of the European Union on Iran/JCPoA

We express deep concern that Iran is not meeting several of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran has stated that it wants to remain within the JCPoA.

It must act accordingly by reversing these activities and returning to full JCPoA compliance without delay.

These compliance issues must be addressed within the framework of the JCPoA, and a Joint Commission should be convened urgently​.

15.07.2019 - 11:47 [ Bundesregierung.de ]

Gemeinsame Erklärung der Staats- und Regierungschefs Frankreichs, Deutschlands und des Vereinigten Königreichs

Wir, die Staats- und Regierungschefs Deutschlands, Frankreichs und des Vereinigten Königreichs, erinnern – geeint durch gemeinsame Sicherheitsinteressen, insbesondere die Aufrechterhaltung des Nichtverbreitungsregimes – an unser fortgesetztes Bekenntnis zur Wiener Nuklearvereinbarung (JCPoA), die vor vier Jahren, am 14. Juli 2015, mit Iran geschlossen wurde.

10.07.2019 - 11:19 [ MondoWeiss.net ]

Iran deal was ‘the worst diplomatic debacle in American history’ — John Bolton to CUFI

„Last June, we announced our withdrawal from the hypocritical Human Rights Council, which shielded the world’s worst human rights violators while devoting most of its time to condemning Israel; a thriving democracy. (Applause) We are also reevaluating U.N. peace-keeping missions, including those involving Israel to ensure support for effective, accountable, and efficient operations. We will not allow bureaucratic inertia to keep the United States in international organizations or agreements that undermine U.S. interests and values. (Applause)

For these reasons, in September of last year I announced that the United States would not fund, support, or cooperate with the International Criminal Court, or ICC (Applause). The ICC, which asserts near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country without their consent. As I said then, the ICC is flawed to its core and we will let it die on its own.“ Applause)

07.07.2019 - 12:41 [ Express.co.uk ]

Iran risks UK following US in pulling out of Iran nuclear deal warns Jeremy Hunt

(01.07.2019)

The Tory leadership hopeful made the announcement after Tehran said it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 agreement with major powers. The Foreign Secretary told Sky News that Britain still supported the pact. He added: “We want to preserve that deal because we don’t want Iran to have nuclear weapons but if Iran breaks that deal then we are out of it as well.”

07.07.2019 - 10:48 [ IRNA.ir ]

Iran’s needs basis of nuclear activities: Spokesman

Iran has officially announced that it will not abide by the enrichment limit of 3.67 percent any more.

„Based on the decisions made at the first phase, the fuel required for the country’s power plants is being supplied, and the purity of the enriched uranium will increase based on the orders,“ he added.

The amount of the uranium stock is increasing based on the first phase of measures, with a higher speed, he said adding that the new decisions will follow.

07.07.2019 - 10:39 [ IRNA.ir ]

Iran to start 2nd phase of reducing JCPOA commitments today: Dep. FM

„The procedure may end in Iran’s withdrawal from the deal, which is not what we want; but the sanctions of the US and lack of commitment by the other parties have led to it,“ said Araqchi elaborating on reducing Iranian commitments to the JCPOA.

He added that the move, of course, is in a way that there is chance for …

07.07.2019 - 10:36 [ Zeit.de ]

Atomabkommen: Iran will Urananreicherung nicht mehr beschränken

„Ab heute halten wir uns nicht mehr an die 3,67 Prozent und unsere Urananreicherung wird je nach Bedarf erhöht“, sagte Regierungssprecher Ali Rabei. Die Begrenzung der Urananreicherung auf maximal 3,67 Prozent ist eine der wichtigsten Auflagen des Abkommens, mit dem der Iran am Bau einer Atombombe gehindert werden soll.

06.07.2019 - 12:22 [ Mehr News ]

Increase in uranium stockpile due to US ban on exports

Speaking to Mehr correspondent on Saturday, Mojtaba Zonnour, chairman of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said “we have done nothing in violation of the JCPOA. It was the US which caused the increase in our enriched uranium stockpile by banning its exports.”

“The US has also banned the export of Iran’s heavy water, which has also caused an increase in our heavy water reserves,” he added.

06.07.2019 - 12:19 [ theHill,com ]

US calls emergency meeting of UN nuclear watchdog group to discuss Iran

U.S. Ambassador to International Organizations in Vienna Jackie Wolcott requested a special meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors to discuss a report on Iran’s nuclear program, according to a U.S. mission statement.

„The international community must hold Iran’s regime accountable,“ the statement said.

05.07.2019 - 15:32 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wann kaufen Russland, China, Frankreich, Deutschland, Großbritannien dem Iran endlich das angereicherte Uran ab?

Im Mai verhängten die U.S.A. Sanktionen auch gegen den Kauf von angereichertem Uran aus dem Iran. Zweck dieses zynischen Schachzugs war den Iran dazu zu zwingen das internationale Atomabkommen (J.C.P.O.A.) nicht mehr einhalten zu können, um ihm dann dessen Bruch vorzuwerfen, nachdem man es in Washington selbst gebrochen hatte (was von Anfang an durch einen Trick folgenlos möglich war).

Anstatt nun auf die in Washington erklärten einseitigen Sanktionen der Trump Administration zu pfeifen und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran einfach abzukaufen bzw gegen gebrauchsfähiges Uran für dessen Atomkraftwerke einzutauschen – wie es das Atomabkommen vorsieht – tun nun die Regierungen in Moskau, Peking, Paris, Berlin und London wie üblich wieder einmal nichts, sitzen rum und erzählen Dreck daher.

05.07.2019 - 14:02 [ ZDF ]

Atom-Deal mit dem Iran – Abkommen hängt am seidenen Faden

Der Iran hat inzwischen seinerseits eine Bestimmung der Vereinbarung verletzt, indem er mehr als 300 Kilogramm Uran lagert. Jetzt droht Teheran sogar mit dem Beginn einer Urananreicherung über die erlaubten 3,67 Prozent hinaus ab dem 7. Juli. Das Schicksal des Deals, der die Islamische Republik am Bau einer Atombombe hindern und die Annäherung an den Westen fördern sollte, hängt am seidenen Faden.

05.07.2019 - 13:44 [ Music for Cougars / Twitter ]

Not only does the NYT not explain that the maximum pressure campaign was designed to force Iran into non compliance by preventing uranium exports, but they’re also wrong about what killed the deal. Trump violated the agreement by imposing unilateral sanctions!

05.07.2019 - 13:41 [ New York Times ]

Rouhani Says Iran Will Begin Enriching Uranium at Higher Level in Days

Mr. Rouhani has said that Iran would gradually stop complying with the restrictions if the European nations failed to provide some relief from the economic pain within two months of the latest constriction of the American sanctions — a deadline that falls on Sunday.

05.07.2019 - 13:40 [ rferl.org ]

U.S. Extends Waivers On Iranian Civilian Nuclear Plants, But Hits Uranium Exports

(04.05.2019)

Iran was to sell off any enriched uranium above the limit on international markets in return for natural uranium.

Now, however, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would start to impose sanctions on anyone involved in the trade of natural for enriched uranium — as well as in the storage of Iranian heavy water that was in excess of limits.

29.06.2019 - 10:13 [ Radio Utopie ]

Atomabkommen: INSTEX und STFI endlich einsatzfähig, erste Transaktionen

Die verbleibenden Vertragspartner des internationalen Atomabkommens (JCPOA) – die Regierungen von Russland, China, Iran, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Deutschland, sowie die „Europäische Union“ – haben es nach einem Dreivierteljahr endlich geschafft zwei Finanzgesellschaften zum Funktionieren zu bringen.

29.06.2019 - 10:11 [ European External Action Service ]

Chair’s statement following the 28 June 2019 meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

France, Germany and the United Kingdom informed participants that INSTEX had been made operational and available to all EU Member States and that the first transactions are being processed. Ongoing complementary cooperation with the Iranian corresponding entity (STFI), which has already been established, will speed up. They confirmed that some EU Member States were in the process of joining INSTEX as shareholders, the special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating legitimate business with Iran. They are also working to open INSTEX to economic operators from third countries.

29.06.2019 - 10:08 [ Helga Schmid, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) / Twitter ]

INSTEX now operational, first transactions being processed and more EU Members States to join. Good progress on Arak and Fordow projects

28.06.2019 - 19:00 [ derStandard.at ]

Letzte Rettungsversuche für den Iran-Atomdeal in Wien

Dem Iran wurde in Aussicht gestellt, durch die Schaffung eines Finanzmechanismus die US-Sanktionen ausgleichen zu können.

28.06.2019 - 18:57 [ Xinhua ]

Iran says Vienna meeting „last chance“ to save nuclear deal

On Friday, a joint commission meeting of the Iranian nuclear deal or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), headed by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Helga Schmid, will gather representatives from the deal’s remaining signatories in Vienna to discuss implementing the accord.

28.06.2019 - 18:53 [ Xinhua ]

Chinese president says Gulf region at crossroads of war and peace

China always stands on the side of peace and opposes war, Xi said when meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in the Japanese city of Osaka.

27.06.2019 - 06:02 [ Tagesschau.de ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat zu Iran-Konflikt: Schlafwandeln in den Krieg

Obschon zuvor die Atomenergiebehörde Iran erneut zum wiederholten Mal bestätigte, dass Teheran bis heute alle Auflagen eingehalten hat, wird der Iran heute die laut Abkommen zulässige Menge niedrig angereicherten Urans überschreiten. Die Vereinbarung mit den fünf Vetomächten und Deutschland besagt, dass der Iran maximal 300 Kilo auf 3,67 Prozent angereichertes Uran besitzen darf. Der Rest müsse exportiert werden.

Die USA allerdings hatten nach ihrer einseitigen Aufkündigung des Atomabkommens im Mai 2018 die Ausfuhr von Uran erschwert…

25.06.2019 - 18:57 [ theGuardian.com ]

Iran says it will never build a nuclear weapon

Iran will never pursue a nuclear weapon, its foreign minister has claimed, saying Islam prevented the country from doing so.

Iran has previously said it is ideologically opposed to acquiring nuclear weapons and seeks nuclear power only for civilian purposes. But in the current unpredictable climate it is possible Donald Trump could pick up Javad Zarif’s remarks as a signal to talk.

19.06.2019 - 18:15 [ Dept.Int.Trade MENA / Twitter ]

Stimulating discussion on progress between INSTEX and STFI at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce with the Irano-British Chamber, STFI shareholders and International Trade Director Keith Wellings #UK #Iran

19.06.2019 - 18:11 [ ORF.at ]

Teheran kündigt Treffen zum Atomabkommen in Wien an

Der Iran hat für Ende nächster Woche ein Treffen der Partner des internationalen Atomabkommens in Wien angekündigt. Die Vizeaußenminister des Iran und der 4+1 Gruppe – China, Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und Russland – werden sich am 28. Juni in Wien treffen, sagte Außenamtssprecher Abbas Mussawi heute.

18.06.2019 - 18:59 [ Präsident des Iran - President.ir ]

Enemies’ war with Iranians based on war of hope, willpower/ Iranian nation to win the war of willpower/ Developing tourism a key goal of gov’t/ Appreciating all people at work in air industry

“Despite all hardships and pressures that the enemies have imposed on us with the aim of convincing our people that the country’s development has stopped and the people are hopeless about the future, we are witnessing new developments in the economy of the country every day,” he said.

The President also said, “This war will end with the Iranian nation’s victory, because the other side is not a nation, but a group of inexperienced politicians; and we do not wage war against any nation”.

“On this side, it is not just a group of authorities, but the entire Iranian nation. The enemies’ sanctions are directly against each and every individual, and the lower classes,” said Rouhani.

18.06.2019 - 18:55 [ theGuardian.com ]

Iran will not wage war against any nation, says Hassan Rouhani

Iranian president speaks after US said it was sending 1,000 more troops to region

18.06.2019 - 18:36 [ South China Morning Post ]

China urges US not to open ‘Pandora’s box’ by putting more pressure on Iran

– Foreign Minister Wang Yi appeals for restraint after America sends 1,000 extra troops to Middle East following attacks on tankers
– Iran’s threats to violate nuclear deal in response to US pressure may force Beijing to rethink its strategy in the region

17.06.2019 - 19:51 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Gulf of Oman: Unconvinced EU foreign ministers call for independent investigation after US claim Iran is behind tanker attack

There was strong support among EU countries for an independent UN investigation and calls for more evidence – with the UK relatively isolated in its support the Trump administration’s line.

One foreign minister invoked the spectre of US misuse of intelligence over Iraq as a reason for scepticism, as representatives of the 28 countries arrived at the council meeting.

17.06.2019 - 19:47 [ ORF.at ]

EU stellt sich vorerst nicht hinter US-Vorwürfe gegen Iran

Außenminister Alexander Schallenberg und seine Kollegen aus Deutschland, Luxemburg und den Niederlanden machten deutlich, dass sie zum derzeitigen Zeitpunkt noch keine Anschuldigungen erheben wollen.

14.06.2019 - 08:41 [ Regierung des Vereinigten Königreichs - gov.uk ]

Iran: statement on expert talks from E3 Ambassadors

The British, French and German Ambassadors to Iran welcomed representatives from INSTEX and E3 technical experts to Tehran this week for discussions with the relevant Iranian experts and counterparts. These discussions, funded by the EU TAIEX instrument, have helped to advance our collective efforts to ensure trade with Iran that is compliant with EU and international law can continue, including through the special purpose vehicle “INSTEX”.

We understand the economic pressure the Iranian people are facing. We are committed to working with Iran to deliver INSTEX’s first transaction as quickly as possible.

14.06.2019 - 08:04 [ Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post ]

America’s closest allies are working hard to find ways to undermine the U.S. dollar

INSTEX will probably fail or prove to be wholly inadequate in the short term. The dollar’s dominance in global transactions — which has been a huge benefit for the United States — will be hard to displace, but INSTEX is a warning sign, the canary in the coal mine. The United States’ closest allies are working hard to chip away at a crucial underpinning of U.S. global power.

11.06.2019 - 05:55 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Maas im Iran: Annäherung Fehlanzeige

Gebetsmühlenartig wiederholt Maas, dass es ja INSTEX gibt, eine Art Tauschbörse, die Franzosen, Briten und Deutsche eingerichtet haben. Das System läuft noch nicht, …

10.06.2019 - 17:59 [ Radio Utopie ]

Maas und Zarif: Um die Wette heucheln in Teheran

Anstatt die Sanktionen der U.S.-Regierung nach deren einseitiger Aufkündigung des internationalen Atomabkommens (JCPOA) endlich effektiv zu umgehen, haben die Regierungen im Iran und in Deutschland die dafür notwendigen Finanzgesellschaften immer noch nicht umgesetzt.

10.06.2019 - 02:35 [ Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture ]

Iran to ‘soon’ sign MoUs with INSTEX stakeholders to start first trade exchanges

Iran also established a counterparty to INSTEX, called Special Trade and Financing Instrument between Iran and Europe (STFI) in April in a bid to speed up the work.

07.06.2019 - 17:25 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Maas im Mittleren Osten: Eine Reise in die Krise

Syrien, Jemen, der Atomdeal mit dem Iran: Außenminister Maas reist in die Krise. Stationen sind Jordanien, die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate und Teheran – seine bislang größte diplomatische Herausforderung.

07.06.2019 - 17:22 [ Oliver Köhr , Oliver Köhr ‏ / Twitter ]

Mit dem Außenminister in Richtung #Iran. Kann @HeikoMaas noch was retten am Atomabkommen? Gespräche in Teheran am Montag. Erstmal geht’s nach Jordanien

31.05.2019 - 14:43 [ Tagesschau ]

Pompeos Deutschlandbesuch: Ein bisschen Frieden

Dennoch zählte die Kanzlerin eine ganze Reihe von Problemen auf, die zum Teil sehr strittig zwischen beiden Seiten sind – vor allem das Atomabkommen mit dem Iran. „Die Vereinigten Staaten sind und bleiben der wichtigste Partner für Deutschland außerhalb Europas.“

31.05.2019 - 12:25 [ Washington Post ]

Will the White House’s bullying of Europe over Iran work?

Those European efforts have centered on the creation of a payment channel with Iran, which in theory could allow European companies to keep trading with the country despite U.S. sanctions. The Paris-based Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) was formally registered by Britain, France and Germany more than three months ago and is expected to operate essentially like a clearinghouse for credit points.

31.05.2019 - 12:06 [ theAmericanConservative.com ]

Threatening Europe Over INSTEX Is Insane

That confirms a few things that we already suspected. First, it tells us that the U.S. is determined to cut off all legitimate trade with Iran, including trade in supposedly exempted humanitarian goods. They are actively working to cause the Iranian people as much misery as they can. Second, it tells us that the administration is willing to wreck its relations with some of its closest European allies to pursue their economic war against the Iranian people. U.S. interests and longstanding relationships with important allies are being sacrificed for the sake of a vindictive and outrageous policy of collective punishment against a population of more than eighty million people.

31.05.2019 - 11:45 [ TatyanaRozenblum ? (כחול לבן כמו כולנו, לא מפלגה) / Twitter ]

„Finally, he said that the EU countries’ special purpose vehicle – INSTEX, a mechanism designed to circumvent US sanctions on Iran – has been nearly useless to date“. @Jerusalem_Post

31.05.2019 - 11:39 [ Bloomberg ]

U.S. Warns Europe That Its Iran Workaround Could Face Sanctions

Sigal Mandelker, the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, signaled in a May 7 letter obtained by Bloomberg that Instex, the European vehicle to sustain trade with Tehran, and anyone associated with it could be barred from the U.S. financial system if it goes into effect.

31.05.2019 - 11:37 [ energy-reporters.com ]

Trump team threaten Europe with sanctions over Instex

Donald Trump’s staff have threatened sanctions against the financial body created by Germany, the UK and France to preserve trade with Iran in defiance of US trade barriers.

Sigal Mandelker of the US Treasury Department threatened Instex – the European body established to sustain trade with Iran – and anyone associated with it with exclusion from the US financial system.

31.05.2019 - 11:13 [ Tagesschau.de ]

US-Außenminister in Deutschland: Pompeos zweiter Versuch

Dabei gibt es viel zu besprechen und weiterhin gemeinsame Interessen. Eines davon: Den Iran abzuhalten, Atomwaffen zu bauen.

Die USA setzen dabei auf Härte. Den hält Außenminister Heiko Maas für falsch. Er will das Atomabkommen mit dem Iran retten und hat mit Blick auf die USA eine große Sorge:

21.05.2019 - 08:49 [ NBC News ]

Black Cube: Inside the shadowy Israeli firm accused of trying to undermine the Iran deal

(25.05.2018)

Black Cube’s political work frequently intersects with Israel’s foreign policy priorities. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for example, has campaigned vociferously against the Iran deal.

“They would never work against Israeli interests,” said the source who was familiar with Black Cube’s Iran work. He likened the firm to an “almost privatized wing of Mossad.”

He also suggested there was little chance that the Israeli government or its intelligence agencies were unaware of Black Cube’s work to discredit the Iran deal.

20.05.2019 - 03:49 [ Reuters ]

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions

China appreciates Iran’s full implementation of the nuclear deal and intention to stick to it, Wang added.

China has close energy and business ties with Iran, but has to tread carefully as it has also cultivated good relations with Iran’s regional rival, Saudi Arabia.

20.05.2019 - 01:06 [ Washington Examiner ]

Trump critic and former CIA chief John Brennan to brief Democrats on Iran

House Democrats have invited former CIA director and frequent Trump critic John Brennan to brief them on the situation in Iran.

Brennan is scheduled to speak at the party’s weekly caucus meeting Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Wendy Sherman, a former State Department official who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal under President Barack Obama, was also invited.

The meeting will take place the same day Trump administration officials will update lawmakers on escalating tensions between the two countries. Democrats will likely attend both briefings.

14.05.2019 - 10:39 [ Radio Utopie ]

Wie auch der nächste Anlauf zum Krieg gegen den Iran in sich zusammenfällt

Die verbleibenden Vertragspartner des internationalen Atomabkommens J.C.P.O.A. außer dem Iran, also die Regierungen von Russland, China, Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, sowie die „Europäische Union“, heucheln weiter bis zum Erbrechen und versuchen Zeit zu schinden, bis die internationale Kriegslobby – der sich selbst angehören – den diesbezüglich einzig relevanten Entscheider, den „Führer der Freien Welt“, die Spitze der real existierenden Hierarchie auf dem Planeten, in den nächsten Massenmord bzw Angriffskrieg gequatscht hat: U.S.-Präsident Donald Trump.

Der hat, wie immer, keine Ahnung von gar nichts. Das hat er mit der Menschheit gemein. Ändert sich das, macht es *puff* und auch der nächste Anlauf des seit Jahrzehnten ablaufenden Programms zur Zerstörung und Eroberung des Iran löst sich wieder einmal in Luft auf.

Bereit, wenn Ihr es seid.

13.05.2019 - 19:47 [ tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu ]

Questions and answers during the press conference by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the Foreign Affairs Council, on 13 May 2019, in Brussels.

Questions and answers during the press conference by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the Foreign Affairs Council, on 13 May 2019, in Brussels.

13.05.2019 - 19:40 [ tvnewsroom.consilium.europa.eu ]

Departure and doorstep by Heiko MAAS, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, following the Foreign Affairs Council, on 13 May 2019, in Brussels.

Departure and doorstep by Heiko MAAS, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, following the Foreign Affairs Council, on 13 May 2019, in Brussels.

12.05.2019 - 20:09 [ CNN ]

Trump tells Iran ‚call me,‘ playing good cop to Bolton’s enforcer

President Donald Trump and his most senior Cabinet officials have a message for the leaders in Iran — it’s just not quite the same one.

11.05.2019 - 15:09 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

The main responsibility of the president is to keep Americans safe. Trump has failed—undermining our national security by tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, threatening military action, bringing us closer to war with Iran that will be far worse than war in Iraq.

09.05.2019 - 21:09 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Doesn’t Rule Out Military Confrontation With Iran, Urges Tehran ‚To Call‘

„What they should be doing is calling me up, sitting down. We can make a deal, a fair deal, we just don’t want them to have nuclear weapons – not too much to ask. And we would help put them back to great shape.“

He added: „They should call. If they do, we’re open to talk to them.“

09.05.2019 - 18:53 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Sanktionskrieg um Iran (III)

Dabei spitzt sich die Situation weiter zu. US-Präsident Donald Trump hat gestern neue Sanktionen verkündet. Demnach soll Iran auch sein zweitwichtigstes Exportgut, verschiedene Metalle, nicht mehr ausführen dürfen. Dies soll, so fordert es Trump, für alle Länder weltweit gelten. Damit sucht Washington die ökonomische Erdrosselung Irans zu beschleunigen.

09.05.2019 - 10:57 [ Kai Kuestner ‏/ Twitter ]

#EU + E3 (Germany, France, UK) strongly urge #Iran to stick to #NuclearDeal and refrain from „any escalatory steps“. At the same time regret US sanctions. Full text here #JCPOA

09.05.2019 - 10:47 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

Gemeinsame Erklärung der Hohen Beauftragten der Europäischen Union und der Außenminister Deutschlands, Frankreichs und des Vereinigten Königreichs zum JCPoA

Wir erteilen allen Ultimaten eine Absage und werden Irans Vertragstreue auf der Grundlage seines Verhaltens bezüglich der Einhaltung seiner Nuklearverpflichtungen aus dem JCPoA und dem NVV (Vertrag über die Nichtverbreitung von Kernwaffen) bewerten. In diesem Zusammenhang erinnern wir an die Schlüsselrolle der IAEO (Internationale Atomenergie-Organisation) für die Überwachung und Verifizierung der Umsetzung der iranischen Nuklearverpflichtungen.

Wir erwarten ferner, dass Iran auch weiterhin an etablierten JCPoA-Formaten und -Mechanismen, einschließlich der Gemeinsamen JCPoA-Kommission, festhält.

Gleichzeitig erinnern wir an unsere festen Zusagen aus dem Abkommen im Hinblick auf die Aufhebung von Sanktionen zum Wohle des iranischen Volkes. In diesem Zusammenhang bedauern wir die erneute Verhängung von Sanktionen durch die Vereinigten Staaten nach ihrem Rückzug aus dem JCPoA.

Wir sind entschlossen, unsere Bemühungen um die Fortsetzung des legitimen Handels mit Iran, auch durch die Operationalisierung der Zweckgesellschaft INSTEX, fortzusetzen.

09.05.2019 - 01:10 [ Haaretz ]

By Threatening Nuclear Deal, Iran Is Playing Right Into Trump’s Hands

Now Iran’s leaders, by threatening the deal, are playing in to Trump’s hands and doing exactly what he wants them to do. They could also be giving Bolton exactly the excuse he is looking for.

08.05.2019 - 22:28 [ Zeit.de ]

Deutschland hält am Atomabkommen fest

Maas wies darauf hin, der Regierung in Teheran werde bisher bescheinigt, das Abkommen vollständig einzuhalten. Allerdings halte die Bundesregierung das iranische Raketenprogramm für hochproblematisch. Maas erwähnte in seinem Statement nicht das Vorgehen der USA in der Region.

08.05.2019 - 22:25 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Nach Teilausstieg aus Atomdeal: Neue US-Sanktionen gegen den Iran

Dem Iran sollen demnach Einnahmen aus dem Export von Kupfer, Eisen, Stahl und Aluminium verwehrt werden. Diese könnten unter anderem zur Verbreitung von Massenvernichtungswaffen oder zur Unterstützung von Terrorgruppen und -netzwerken verwendet werden, heißt es in dem US-Dekret.

08.05.2019 - 15:52 [ DailyBeast.com ]

Iran Quits Parts of Nuclear Deal and Issues Ultimatum to Europe

He added that he will now give Europe 60 days to choose between Trump’s sanctions or rescuing the nuclear deal by restarting oil trade with Iran. If Europe doesn’t comply, Iran will restart construction of a key nuclear reactor and ignore the limits on the enrichment of uranium, Rouhani said. “The path we have chosen today is not the path of war; it is the path of diplomacy,” he added.

08.05.2019 - 15:49 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Entscheidung des Iran: Teilausstieg aus Atomabkommen

Rouhani drohte zudem, man werde Uran wieder anreichern, falls binnen 60 Tagen keine neuen Bedingungen für das Atomabkommen vereinbart werden. In dieser Zeit müssten die verbliebenen Vertragspartner Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien, Russland und China wie zugesichert dafür sorgen, dass die iranische Öl- und Finanzindustrie vor den Folgen der Sanktionen des Ex-Vertragsstaats USA geschützt werde.

08.05.2019 - 06:59 [ derStandard.at ]

Iran-Atomdeal auf Messers Schneide

Erstmals jährt sich der US-Ausstieg aus dem Atomdeal mit dem Iran. Nun erschweren die USA die technische Umsetzung durch andere Länder. Der Iran will seine Verpflichtungen „schrittweise reduzieren“ – derstandard.at/2000102694390/Iran-Atomdeal-auf-Messers-Schneide

07.05.2019 - 19:00 [ ORF.at ]

Atomdeal: Iran will Verpflichtungen „schrittweise reduzieren“

In einem Schreiben wird Rouhani den Angaben zufolge erklären, dass der Iran bei der Umsetzung des Atomdeals sehr viel Geduld gezeigt habe. Da sich aber die Gegenseite nicht an Verpflichtungen gehalten habe, werde auch der Iran „schrittweise seine Verpflichtungen reduzieren.“ Eine erste Phase der Reduzierung soll schon in dieser Woche eingeleitet werden.

07.05.2019 - 17:41 [ diplomatie.gouv.fr ]

Iran – Statement on the JCPoA by the High Representative of the European Union and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom (4 May 2019)

The remaining participants to the JCPoA are committed to working on the preservation and maintenance of financial channels and exports for Iran, together with third countries interested in supporting the JCPoA. We are determined to pursue efforts, together with other European partners, to enable the continuation of legitimate trade with Iran, including through the operationalization of the special purpose vehicle „INSTEX“. In this regard, the shareholders are committed to significantly increasing their financial contributions to INSTEX’s operational budget. We encourage all countries, including Russia and China as JCPOA participants, to make their best efforts to pursue the legitimate trade that the agreement allows for, through concrete steps.

07.05.2019 - 17:26 [ Reuters ]

Iran to announce ‚diminished commitments‘ to nuclear deal on Wednesday – state media

Tehran is likely to revive part of its halted nuclear programme on Wednesday in response to the U.S. move but does not plan to pull out of the agreement itself, state media has said.

24.04.2019 - 02:08 [ Yonhap ]

S. Korean delegation to leave for U.S. for talks on Iran oil sanctions: ministry

A group of South Korean officials will head to Washington this week for follow-up talks on a U.S. decision not to extend sanctions waivers for South Korea and seven other importers of Iranian oil.

23.04.2019 - 07:41 [ Haaretz ]

2020 Democrats Promise to Re-enter the Iran Deal, and Israel Is Concerned

Officials who have spoken with Haaretz in recent weeks described a “political nightmare scenario” in which Israel is dragged into the presidential race because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials will make comments about the Iran deal, at the same time as Trump and the eventual Democratic nominee will spar over its fate.

18.04.2019 - 03:40 [ PressTV ]

Tehran to Pompeo: It’s US, not Iran, that should change in nature

… He said officials in the current US administration have been revealing the country’s true intentions, “but the one who needs to change in nature is the US itself, not Iran.”

“The global community’s growing opposition to [the US] behavior and the actions it takes in violation of international law has triggered a global demand for the US regime nature to undergo change,” he added.

07.03.2019 - 13:34 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Chris Matthews: „This Was A Takeover Attempt By Netanyahu With His Compliant American Partners“

(3.März 2015) MSNBC’s Chris Matthews reacts to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Minister’s speech to a joint session of Congress. Matthews said Netanyahu was trying to „take power away from the president.“

„This was a takeover attempt by Netanyahu with his complying American partners to take American foreign policy out of the hands of the president,“ Matthews said.

24.02.2019 - 21:23 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

UNO-Wachhund bestätigt erneut, dass Iran das P5+1 Atomabkommen einhält

Die USA behaupten, dass der Iran in irgendeiner unspezifischen Weise gegen das Abkommen verstößt, obwohl es, wenn man sie in dieser Angelegenheit drängt, offenbar einfach darauf hinausläuft, dass die Trump Administration gegen die Bestimmungen des Abkommens ist, und nicht dass der Iran sein Wort nicht hält.

15.02.2019 - 06:29 [ CNSNews.com ]

IAEA Chief Complains of ‘Pressure’ Over Iran Nuclear Inspections

(1.2.2019) Insisting once again that Iran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog complained this week that attempts – he didn’t say by whom – to pressure the agency on inspections were “counter-productive and extremely harmful.”

15.02.2019 - 06:23 [ StraitsTimes.com ]

Fake news goes nuclear as IAEA warns against meddling with Iran

(2.2.2019) A veteran CIA officer was discussing Iran’s future at an international security forum in Israel on Tuesday (Jan 29) when the moderator cut him off to cue up a breaking news bulletin on the giant monitor overhead.

Iran, Israel’s Channel 2 announced, had just abandoned its landmark nuclear deal with world powers and will start kicking out inspectors immediately.

31.01.2019 - 08:02 [ Bloomberg ]

EU Says Preparations for Iran SPV Are at ‘Advanced Stage’

(24.1.2019) Officials representing the bloc’s 28 governments are set to discuss a draft text welcoming the agreement on the SPV at a meeting in Brussels on Friday, according to a person familiar with the process. The governments could then formally adopt it at their next regular meeting, which would be on Monday, the person said.

31.01.2019 - 08:00 [ Behzad Saberi, advisor, Iranian Foreign Ministry ]

Long-delayed European #SPV, if established and then operationalized, was never supposed to be limited to items not-sanctioned by the US. Quite the contrary, its raison d’être (and only given justification for delays) has been to overcome US unlawful sanctions. We’ll see. #JCPOA

(29.1.2019)

31.01.2019 - 07:58 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Europas Handel mit dem Iran: Mit INSTEX gegen US-Sanktionen

Deutschland, Frankreich und Großbritannien haben nach NDR-Informationen eine Zweckgesellschaft für den Iran-Handel offiziell gegründet. Der Name: INSTEX. Europa wagt damit die Konfrontation mit den USA.

30.01.2019 - 17:22 [ Reuters ]

Iran implementing its commitments under nuclear deal, IAEA says

“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.”

25.11.2018 - 14:42 [ Trend.az ]

Iran calls on all IMO members to support it against sanctions

US sanctions against Iran undermine equal rights of members of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), said deputy director of Iran’s Port and Maritime Organization, Hadi Haghshenas.

“IMO members have expressed their disagreement with the US position against Iran,“ Haghshenas told ILNA.

08.11.2018 - 05:39 [ Radio Utopie ]

Iranischer Hafen Chabahar „U.S.-sanktionsbefreit“

Ex-C.I.A.-Chef und aktueller Aussenminister der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Mike Pompeo, bestätigte am 6.11.2018, dass der einzige iranische Tiefwasserhafen am Golf von Oman von den U.S.-Sanktionen nicht betroffen ist. Zudem wird es dem Iran „erlaubt“, eine geplante Eisenbahnstrecke vom Hafen nach Afghanistan fertigzustellen.

06.11.2018 - 05:58 [ ZDF ]

US-Sanktionen gegen den Iran – Wie wichtig ist Swift im internationalen Handel?

S.W.I.F.T. ist die Abkürzung für die „Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication“. Die Gesellschaft wurde im Jahr 1973 gegründet. Sie ist eine Genossenschaft von internationalen Banken, die mit Swift internationale Finanztransaktionen beschleunigen, vereinfachen und standardisieren wollten. Swift hat ihren Sitz in Belgien, sie unterliegt damit belgischem Recht und EU-Recht. Heute sind weltweit rund 11.000 Banken an die Gesellschaft angeschlossen – und zwar aus 210 verschiedenen Ländern.

06.11.2018 - 05:36 [ New York Times ]

Important European Financial Firm Bows to Trump’s Iran Sanctions

An important cog in the global financial system has succumbed to pressure from the Trump administration and severed ties with Iranian banks.

Belgian-based Swift, whose messaging service connects more than 11,000 financial institutions as they transfer money around the world, said it was disconnecting from Iranian banks after the United States announced sanctions against 50 of the country’s financial firms on Monday.

06.11.2018 - 05:34 [ Financial Times ]

Swift to comply with US sanctions on Iran in blow to EU

The Belgian-based company said Monday it would suspend “certain Iranian banks’” access to its cross border-payment network — a signal that it will fall into line with a US list of targeted financial institutions due to be published imminently.

06.11.2018 - 05:31 [ Spiegel.de ]

Deutsche Wirtschaft zu Iran-Sanktionen: „Ein Affront der US-Regierung gegen Europa“

Die deutsche Exportwirtschaft beschwert sich über die US-Sanktionen gegen Iran. Im Ernstfall müssten die Geschäfte vielleicht ganz gestoppt werden.

04.11.2018 - 15:23 [ Washington Post ]

Israel’s Netanyahu warns Europe of possible attacks by Iran

(1.11.2018) Speaking to reporters Thursday after talks with his Bulgarian counterpart, Netanyahu said radical Islam is a threat to the world, and that Israel has recently revealed a number of Iranian plots to carry out attacks on European soil.

04.11.2018 - 15:12 [ jewishpress.com ]

Netanyahu Thanks Trump as US Sanctions on Iran Set to ‘Snap Back’ in Full at Midnight Sunday

(today)

The Trump administration announced Friday that its powerful sanctions would snap back against Iran, effective Sunday, on banking, oil, shipping and other economic sectors where the penalties were lifted by the Obama administration in 2015 as part of the JCPOA nuclear deal.

04.11.2018 - 15:06 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Europeans Eye Sanctions on Iran Over Covert Activities

(1.11.2018) Plot in Denmark has sparked call for tougher action against Tehran, even as EU strains to salvage nuclear deal

04.11.2018 - 14:51 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Dem Rep. Schakowsky on Netanyahu Speech: „An Effort To Stampede The U.S. Into War Again“

(3.März 2015) REP. JAN SCHAKOWSKY: [Netanyahu] made the same argument over the Iraq War, that it was time for the United States to not pay attention to any world opinion, but just to go it alone. What I heard today, felt to me like an effort to stampede the United States into war once again.