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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.

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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.