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EU to open office in Tehran

EU to open office in Tehran

Following the US unilateral exit from the JCPOA, other signatories to the nuclear deal are now making efforts to keep Iran in the deal.

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Proposal for the Palestinian-Israeli issue

Proposal for the Palestinian-Israeli issue

Speaking about the Israeli PM’s trip to Europe, the Supreme Leader of Iran said: “This criminal, who tops all oppresses throughout history, is telling Europeans fibs about Iran planning to annihilate Israel and millions of Jews; but, our solution to resolve the Palestinian problem is perfectly logical and based on democracy.”  

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EU refuses US demands on Iran

EU refuses US demands on Iran

Reuters reports on 6 June 2018 that U.S. officials are touring the globe to pressure countries to shun trade with Iran following Washington’s withdrawal from a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, a move that undermines European efforts to save the accord, sources said.  

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 E3 joint statement on US withdrawal from JCPOA

E3 joint statement on US withdrawal from JCPOA

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Emmanuel Macron, the President of France issued a joint statement after the withdrawal of the United States of America from the nuclear deal with Iran, the full text of which reads as follows:  

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Johnson: A JCPOA exit is a mistake

Johnson: A JCPOA exit is a mistake

In an article published in the New York Times about the JCPOA nuclear deal, the British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, writes: By 1931 Winston Churchill had fought more election battles than any other member of the British Parliament. He ruefully calculated that “one day in 30” of his adult life had been consumed by “arduous and worrying” campaigning.

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Reactions to Netanyahu claims against Iran

Reactions to Netanyahu claims against Iran

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has tweeted calling Netanyahu “obsessive”, saying: “You were the audience for a cartoonish circus just this morning which does not even deserve the dignity of a response,” talking after Netanyahu’s speech. “He did not learn his lesson at the UN and is still trying to misguide people.”  

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Mousavian and Prince Turki Al Faisal hot debate

Mousavian and Prince Turki Al Faisal hot debate

With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.  

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5 potential scenarios for Iran deal

5 potential scenarios for Iran deal

Seyed Hossein Mousavian wrote in Al-Monitor on 13 April 2018: “President Donald Trump’s tapping of Mike Pompeo and John Bolton for secretary of state and national security adviser, respectively, should do away with any pretense that the US administration wishes to “fix” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). While Trump has long telegraphed his desire to undo the nuclear deal, Pompeo and especially Bolton have long advocated regime-change policies toward Iran, including war. As the May 12 deadline for Trump to renew sanctions waivers under the JCPOA approaches, five scenarios exist for how Trump’s “fix it or nix it” saga on the accord will play out.

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Iran warning to Europe

Iran warning to Europe

Iranian Political Deputy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abbas Araghchi, has responded to certain western media claims about new EU sanctions against Iran, and said: “Should certain European countries pursue the imposition of non-nuclear sanctions against Iran to please the US President, they have made a huge miscalculation. They will see its direct consequences on the JCPOA nuclear deal and its survival.”  

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How the Iranian nuclear deal has tied US hands

How the Iranian nuclear deal has tied US hands

Author of the following article is Mohsen Moheimany, PhD Student at the School of Law & Government at Dublin City University. You can read excerpts here. ISNA recently reported this comment from Javad Zarif, the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs: "For a year and two months, Trump has been saying that he will undermine the nuclear deal with Iran, but has not done it yet because he knows the cost of doing it".  

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