„Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA),“ Amano said in his introductory statement to the IAEA’s Board of Governors in Vienna on Monday, emphasizing that it was essential that Iran continued to fully implement those commitments.
Preliminary remarks by Federica MOGHERINI, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, following the Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich), on 31 August 2018 in Vienna.
European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the 28-nation bloc would continue its work to preserve a 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement Iran signed with the P5+1 group of countries after the US unilateral move to pull out from the deal.
Mogherini made the remarks while speaking at a press conference in Vienna on Friday following an informal meeting of foreign affairs ministers of the EU states (Gymnich).
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its latest report analyzing Tehran’s conformity with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal—on Thursday, revealing that the country continues to hold up its side of the treaty, according to Radio Free Europe.
Ranking diplomats from Iran and Britain are going to hold a fresh round of bilateral negotiations in Tehran on Saturday.
A junior British minister will arrive in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Iran’s international nuclear deal, in the first visit to the country by a UK minister since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement.
Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt is making the visit as Britain and other European signatories to the deal try to keep it alive, despite Trump’s reimposition of sanctions on Tehran.
Bei den internationalen Zahlungssystemen sei ein enge Partnerschaft mit den Vereinigten Staaten weiterhin nötig.
Das Swift-Abkommen regelt die Übermittlung von Bankkundendaten an die USA im Rahmen der Terrorismusbekämpfung.
Der Außenminister von Deutschland, Heiko Maas, Heiko Maas propagiert in einer quasi-Regierungserklärung im „Handelsblatt“ zum x-ten Male die zweiten Vereinigten Staaten auf dem Planeten, nämlich die über den Kontinent Europa.
Um die „Vereinigten Staaten von Europa“ und damit den Selbstmord der europäischen Demokratien zu retten, der seit dem Auffliegen der Demokratie-Simulation in Deutschland erklärtes Endziel nicht nur der „S.P.D“, sondern aller Bundestagsparteien ist (mit Ausnahme der vernachlässigbaren „C.S.U.“ und „A.f.D.“), versucht Außenminister Maas die Regierungskrise des bisher nie in Zweifel gezogenen Großen Bruders in Washington zu nutzen und aus der Not eine Offensive zu machen.
Er bringt dafür ein paar Geschenke mit:
Germany’s foreign minister has challenged the US monopoly on global payment infrastructure.
Writing in German daily Handelsblatt on Tuesday, Mass said: „It is indispensable that we strengthen European autonomy by creating payment channels that are independent of the United States.“
„It is high time to re-evaluate our partnership,“ he said.
European businesses have been caught between the EU and the United States over trade with Iran amid US sanctions.
French energy giant Total officially pulled out of the country on Monday under US pressure.
Die Beziehungen zwischen den USA und der EU werden zunehmend angespannter, auch weil US-Präsident Donald Trump nicht vor wirtschaftlichen Maßnahmen gegen die Europäische Union zurückschreckt. Laut Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas braucht Europa nun mehr wirtschaftliche Unabhängigkeit – und womöglich ein eigenes Swift-System.
“That’s why it is indispensable that we strengthen European autonomy by creating payment channels that are independent of the United States, a European Monetary Fund and an independent SWIFT system,” Maas wrote in the Handelsblatt business daily.
An anonymous high-level Israel intel source was quoted in the Israeli media Aug. 7 as saying that the renewed US sanctions imposed this week on Iran “will bring Iran to its knees.’’ The source also argued that chances are good that the country will be forced to return to the negotiating table with the six world powers that cut the nuclear agreement and agree to a modification and to limitations on its continued expansion in the Middle East.
Gemeinsame Erklärung der Hohen Vertreterin Federica Mogherini und der E3-Außenminister Jean-Yves Le Drian (Frankreich), Heiko Maas (Deutschland) und Jeremy Hunt (Großbritannien) zur Wiedereinführung von US-Sanktionen nach dem Rückzug der USA aus der Nuklearvereinbarung mit Iran (JCPoA):
Obwohl das iranische Atomabkommen nicht perfekt sei, könnten die Beteiligten alle von den pragmatischen Maßnahmen im Abkommen profitieren, sagte Williamson. Sein Land plädiere für ein Gespräch zwischen den USA, dem Iran und anderen betroffenen Seiten, so der Verteidigungsminister Großbritanniens.
Am Tag davor haben die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini und die Außenminister Großbritanniens, Frankreichs und Deutschlands eine gemeinsame Erklärung veröffentlicht.
Claim of willingness for talks not enough; honesty the key/Talks concurrent with sanctions meaningless/Sanctions targeting Iranian children, people/If US administration ready, we’re ready to negotiate to receive their debts to Iranians since 1953
Der Präsident der Islamischen Republik Iran Hassan Rouahni sagte in der Reaktion auf die Bereitschaft seines US-amerikanischen Amtskollegen für Gespräch mit Iran: „Die Behauptung, dass wir zu Verhandlung bereit sind, ist nicht genug. Die Ehrlichkeit ist die wesentliche Grundlage“.
Dieses Abkommen sei ein durch den Weltsicherheitsrat überprüftes und anerkanntes multilaterales Abkommen und entspreche den gemeinsamen Interessen der betroffenen Parteien und der internationalen Gemeinschaft, deshalb solle es respektiert und gewahrt werden.
The U.S. is reportedly adopting a new approach in its ongoing efforts to convince European countries to renounce the 2015 Iran nuclear accord and isolate Tehran.
The U.S., Israel and Iranian dissidents say that Iran is „hunting its enemies in Europe,“ according to The Wall Street Journal. American and Israeli governments say alleged terror plots and killings are sponsored by Tehran and are telling European governments to withdraw from the nuclear accord and ban Iranian officials.
The amendment follows intense lobbying of the German government and the central bank by the U.S. to stop the Islamic Republic from claiming the assets in what U.S. diplomats think is a desperate scramble to boost Iran’s foreign reserves and shore up its own currency after Washington pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Effective August 25, the amended rules create new powers to block transactions if their execution could threaten “to end important relationships with central banks and financial institutions of third countries,” according to a copy of the rules provided by the Bundesbank on Friday.
Washington, Israel and Iranian dissident groups say the alleged recent operations show that Iran has ended years of caution about hunting its enemies in Europe. They are urging European governments to withdraw support for Iran and ban Iranian officials …
It is the first time parliament has summoned Rouhani, who is under pressure from hardline rivals to change his cabinet following a deterioration in relations with the United States and Iran’s growing economic difficulties.
Die Gewinner eines Trump-Rohani-Gipfels würden in jedem Falle die Menschen in Amerika und dem Iran sein. Verlieren würde nur die internationale Kriegslobby.
One possibility is direct negotiations between Washington and Tehran. Trump has indicated he believes his hard line will prompt Iran to seek a “bigger deal” with Washington, telling a press briefing at this month’s NATO summit that Tehran “at some point will call me and ask for a deal, and we’ll make a deal.“ However, Trump needs to understand that his current strategy forecloses opportunities for diplomatic compromise because, as Rouhani’s “mother of all wars” statement shows, Iran’s leaders are unlikely to accept the humiliation – and the blow to national pride – of a complete surrender to Trump’s threats and pressure.
Another option is that the JCPOA continues without the United States.
(17.7.2018) Netanyahu does not explain in the video aired by Kan how he convinced Trump to exit the deal. Trump had vowed to scrap what he assailed as the “worst deal ever” before becoming president.
Iran agreed a long-term deal on its nuclear programme with the P5+1 group of world powers – the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany in 2015 under which Tehran agreed to limit its sensitive nuclear activities and allow in international inspectors in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.
(2.7.2018) Die Entwicklung der Regierungskrise in Deutschland bleibt abzuwarten. Die etablierte Contralinke, die simulierte Sozialdemokratie die keine ist, sie spielen dabei ebenso wenige irgendeine Rolle wie der Flüchtlingsfetisch.
Einen Hinweis noch: die Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges in Deutschland ist verfassungswidrig. Schon dessen Vorbereitung steht zwingend unter Strafe.
Ich rate also diesen sogenannten „Sicherheitsbehörden“ in Deutschland, sich bei einer solchen verfassungswidrigen Vorbereitung eines Angriffskrieges nicht erwischen zu lassen. Und ebensowenig bei Intrigen gegen die amtierende Kanzlerin.
The leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the repeated mention of unreliability of the US by Iranian officials and stated: „I have always been insisting that we cannot trust the words or even signatures of the U.S. authorities. Hence, negotiating with the US is useless.“
The leader of the Islamic Revolution regarded activation of unexploited or not properly-exploited capacities in the country as important and added: „Negotiations with Europe can go on; but we must not linger, waiting for the European pack. Meanwhile multiple necessary tasks within the country must be carried out.”
„Dem Wort und selbst der Unterschrift der Amerikaner kann man nicht vertrauen“, sagte Chamenei heute bei einem Treffen mit Vertretern des iranischen Außenministeriums.
Verhandlungen mit den USA seien nutzlos und ein „klarer Fehler“, wurde auf seiner Website mitgeteilt. Chamenei hat laut Verfassung das letzte Wort in allen strategischen Belangen des Iran.
Having long derided the Iran nuclear deal as “defective,” Trump during the Helsinki summit stood alongside Putin as the Russian president spoke of “lamentable consequences” if the treaty was not maintained.
Wegen der Verhängung von Sanktionen durch die USA hat der Iran vor dem Internationalen Gerichtshof ein Verfahren gegen das Land angestrengt. Das teilte das höchste Gericht der Vereinten Nationen am Dienstag in Den Haag mit.
The US has rejected pleas from the EU to grant exemptions to European firms from the sanctions on Iran that will start to be reinstated next month.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote in a letter that they wanted to exert „unprecedented“ pressure on Tehran.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said here Sunday that Europe must provide Tehran with necessary guarantees about their commitment to the implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal, Press TV reported.
Der Irans Revolutionsführer Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei sagte unter Betonung der „Notwendigkeit, Diplomatie und Beziehungen zu anderen Ländern zu entwickeln“: „Abgesehen von einigen wenigen Fällen – wie den Vereinigten Staaten – müssen Irans Beziehungen zu anderen Ländern, einschließlich des Westens und des Ostens, erweitert und weiterentwickelt werden“.
Nach dem Ausstieg der USA aus dem Atomabkommen mit dem Iran wollen die EU-Staaten grünes Licht für den Schutz europäischer Unternehmen vor von Washington wiedereingeführten Sanktionen geben. So soll sichergestellt werden, dass europäische Firmen weiter Geschäfte mit dem Iran machen können, und Teheran seinerseits weiter an dem Atomabkommen festhält.
(4.7.2018) In a bid to coax small- and medium-sized German companies active in Iran away from the Islamic Republic, Ambassador Richard Grenell has quietly begun engaging business executives with an offer to help them tap the much larger and lucrative U.S. market, according to people briefed on the talks. On Tuesday, he met with the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry and about a dozen companies to make his pitch.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday dismissed the reports that Germany has blocked parts of the Islamic republic’s financial assets as „baseless,“ according to the ministry’s website.
The reports aimed at creating a „psychological war“ as Iran and Europe are in talks over the former’s nuclear standoff, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Bahram Qasemi said
„All the members, even the three allies, have committed and have the political will to take action and resist the United States,“ Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif told a Vienna news conference broadcast by the Fars news agency.
„This is the first time they have shown this level of commitment, but we will have to see in the future what they really want to do and what they can do,“ Zarif said.
„If they continue to demonstrate the political will they showed today, they will get things done without any problem.“
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Russia, China, Germany, France and the UK have agreed to establish a permanent expert mechanism that will be tasked with finding ways to maintain trade with Iran regardless of US sanctions. Sputnik discussed this with Professor Christopher Bovis.
The top diplomats of China, EU, France, Germany, Russia and the U.K. have assured Iran that they were willing to salvage a historic nuclear deal abandoned by the U.S.
The deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was forged under the administration of former President Barack Obama in 2015 and scrapped by his successor, President Donald Trump, in May. With Iran looking to face stricter U.S. sanctions, the foreign ministers of the EU and five other nations who signed the nuclear agreement met Friday in Vienna in an attempt to negotiate a viable framework in the absence of Washington.
Das Treffen zum iranischen Atomabkommen auf der Ebene der Außenminister findet in Wien unter Beteiligung der Außenminister aus dem Iran und den fünf Staaten (Frankreich, Großbritannien, Russland, Deutschland und China) statt.
Das Treffen findet auf Initiative von Teheran statt und wird das zweite Treffen der Gemeinsamen Kommission sein, nachdem die USA sich vom Atomabkommen mit dem Iran zurückgezogen haben.
President Rouhani referred to the proposed package of the three European countries for continuation of the nuclear deal and stressed the importance of serious attention to Iran’s demands in tomorrow’s meeting of foreign ministers of 5 European countries in Vienna for continuation of cooperation.
President described the package proposed by the three European countries on the nuclear deal disappointing and said: “If the process of European foreign ministers’ meeting in Vienna, which is aimed at encouraging Iran to cooperate, is promising, we will continue our cooperation with Europe”.
Expecting EU/E3+2 counterparts to make verifiable & actionable commitments rather than lofty & obscure promises. Make no mistake: Sanctions & JCPOA compliance are mutually exclusive.
In mocking speech at US Embassy party, Netanyahu urges Europeans to ’stop appeasing‘ Tehran as foiled plan to bomb opposition rally casts shadow over Vienna talks by Rouhani, Zarif
She noted however, that at present, the Secretariat “is unable to determine whether such missiles, or parts thereof, or related technology, may have been transferred from Iran after 16 January 2016, the date when annex B provisions came into effect.”(…)
“The Secretariat did not have the opportunity to examine its debris, but images provided by Israeli authorities show that its wing configuration appears consistent with that of an Iranian drone unveiled in October 2016,” informed Ms. DiCarlo, adding that the Secretariat “has no information as to the owner and operator of those drones.”
The Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj has made it clear that India only follows UN sanctions and does not recognize the unilateral sanctions by the United States.(…)
The push for a waiver by the U.S. Secretary of State might be a face-saving grace as America’s reliability as a global power and the unpredictable nature of the current U.S. administration is questioned.(…)
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Russia and Mrs. Swaraj meeting with her counterpart from Iran is not necessarily a shift but adhering to India’s unequivocal stand on not relenting to these unilateral sanctions directly or indirectly.
The meeting is expected to be held at the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies with expert delegations from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P4+1 group of countries (China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain) in attendance.
Der israelische Regierungschef ist auf Europareise. Den Anfang macht er in Berlin. Die Reise widmet sich seinem Kampf gegen das Nuklearabkommen und der iranischen Präsenz in Syrien. Für Netanjahu ist das JCPOA wie das Münchner Abkommen von 1938 – eine „Appeasement-Politik“.
Congresswoman Barbara Lee threw her support behind the measure and said, “I am pleased with the inclusion of this amendment, which clarifies that the President does not have the authority to go to war with Iran.”
“Just weeks after President Trump shamefully pulled out of the Iran Deal, it is more important than ever to ensure diplomacy with Iran and in the region. I am proud to be a cosponsor of this important amendment and will do everything in my power to ensure we do not go to war with Iran,” she noted.
The Commission is also encouraging Member States to explore the possibility of one-off bank transfers to the Central Bank of Iran. This could help the Iranian authorities to receive their oil-related revenues, writes the Commission.
The Commission did not lose any time and dispatched its energy commissioner, Miguel Canete, to Teheran already during the weekend in a show of confidence building. Unusually for EU-Iran meetings, this time the meeting ended with a joint press statement on nuclear safety cooperation and “the strengthening of ties at all levels”.
The Welt am Sonntag newspaper cited an unnamed senior EU official as saying that the diplomats would discuss a proposal for a new agreement between Iran and world powers that would be the same as the JCPOA but with some additions to appease the United States.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday, „Such baseless news and claims are rooted in the think tanks of the Zionist media and other international anarchists as well as ill-wishers of the Iranian nation with the purpose of creating a negative atmosphere and diverting the course of dialogue between Iran and other sides in the JCPOA.“
European countries are considering dumping the dollar in favor of the euro when it comes to making payments to Iran for its crude oil, Russian media reported Wednesday, citing a diplomatic source who had knowledge of the development.
A Joint Commission meeting will be held in Vienna next week as a follow up, to continue working on key areas of implementation of the JCPOA.
We need to try to talk with Iran’s government, seek a better relationship with the Iranian people, and a more constructive role for Iran in the region
Dr Rouhani also referred to the upcoming meeting of foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Iran and European Union foreign policy chief on Tuesday and expressed hope that the meeting would secure Tehran’s interests by saving the JCPOA.
Describing the nuclear deal very important for peace and security of the region, he stressed that the US was responsible for the consequences of anything that happens to the JCPOA.
“In the JCPOA, the two parties have obligations and it is not acceptable that only one party lives up to its commitments,” Rouhani added.
He also referred to the significant role of the three European countries in saving the JCPOA and described Europe’s stances against US’ secondary sanctions a brave move that could maintain Europe’s position and global credit.
„The Islamic Republic of Iran is following its own national interests by honoring the JCPOA, unfortunately other parties have not carried out their obligations in a satisfactory manner,“ said Rouhani on Sunday, during a phone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
He added that his country is adamant that its interests must be ensured in accordance to the 2015 deal after the US withdrawal.
Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel at the German side’s initiative.
The U.S. decision to unilaterally withdraw from the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program and reimpose sanctions on Tehran has the potential to heighten tensions in the region and further erode confidence in the credibility of international commitments, the chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said in a statement.
Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.
Riyadh, UAE and Bahrain, staunch rivals of Islamic Republic, join Israel in offering rare support for US decision to reimpose sanctions
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Wednesday that he regrets President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the landmark pact. Turnbull is urging all parties involved in the pact to show restraint.
In Japan, the Foreign Ministry says Japan continues to support the deal and that it “hopes for a continued constructive response from the nations involved.”
Speaking in a televised address to the people on the JCPOA, President Hassan Rouhani said: “As verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has lived up to all its commitments and tonight, it was revealed who the unfaithful is”.
He continued: “Today, we saw what we were reiterating from 40 years ago, and that is Iran is a country that lives up to its commitments and the United States is a country that has never done so”.
“In the past 40 years or even before that, history tells that Americans have had a hostile approach towards the great Iranian nation and the nations of the region; from the coup in Iran against the legal government of Dr Mosadeq to their interference in the affairs of the past regime, supporting Saddam and attacking Iran’s passenger plane and killing innocent people and what they have done against the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen and the Middle East and North Africa and against other peoples of the world”.
He also referred to the US’ withdrawal from the JCPOA and continued: “In fact, this was a confirmation of what they have been doing in the past months in another way”.
It is with regret and concern that we, the Leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom take note of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States of America from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Together, we emphasise our continuing commitment to the JCPoA. This agreement remains important for our shared security. We recall that the JCPoA was unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council in resolution 2231. This resolution remains the binding international legal framework for the resolution of the dispute about the Iranian nuclear programme. We urge all sides to remain committed to its full implementation and to act in a spirit of responsibility.
That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place.
The reality is clear. The JCPOA is working – that is a view shared by our European allies, independent experts, and the current U.S. Secretary of Defense. The JCPOA is in America’s interest – it has significantly rolled back Iran’s nuclear program. And the JCPOA is a model for what diplomacy can accomplish – its inspections and verification regime is precisely what the United States should be working to put in place with North Korea. Indeed, at a time when we are all rooting for diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, walking away from the JCPOA risks losing a deal that accomplishes – with Iran – the very outcome that we are pursuing with the North Koreans.
That is why today’s announcement is so misguided.
Barack Obama, the former U.S. president, publishes an article on his personal facebook page criticizing Donald Trump for withdrawing from the JCPOA. The full text is given below.
Speaking at the large gathering of people in Khorasan Razavi’s Sabzevar city, President Hassan Rouhani said that all political groups and people are united against Trump and the Zionist Regime, adding: “ We proved to the world that the people of Iran are the people of peace“.
„We don’t favour war and tension, but will strongly defend our rights“, said the President adding: “ The US will not be able to do anything against the Iranian nation“
Stating that „from months ago, the necessary instructions have been issued to the Atomic Energy Organisation and economic sectors,“ Dr Rouhani said: „We are ready for any decision about the JCPOA“.