Sherman: The President may lead us down a path to conflict
According to the New Yorker, Wendy Sherman could fairly be called the architect of the Iran agreement. She led the US in six rounds of talks with Iran and other nations and she has also had first-hand experience of diplomacy with the North Koreans. She spoke with Susan Glasser from the New Yorker in Washington.
EU and UK respond to Pompeo on JCPOA
A statement by HR/VP Mogherini reads: “We have listened attentively to today's speech by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, addressed not only to the audiences in Iran, but also to all those in support of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Tirman: JCPOA opportunity for EU to leave US dominance
Speaking about Donald Trump turning down European requests about the US staying in the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and the deepening gap between the US and EU, John Tirman says: “This is a golden opportunity for the EU to rebalance the alliance, which for decades has been dominated by the U.S.”
The encounters of an American tourist in Iran
John is an American tourist who is visiting Iran for the second time. This is what he has posted on his Instagram page about the country: “I hope I can show everyone that Iran is not a scary place after I have traveled 3000kms in 75 days. More importantly, the people of this country are not terrorists. They may be terrible drivers, but in no way are they terrorists.”
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.
John Kerry seeking to salvage Iran deal
The bostonglobe.com writes from Washington that John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.
Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution
Earth Day 2018 has announced its slogan for this year to be end plastic pollution. According to the Iranian Department of Environment Portal (PAM), 22 April has been named as Earth Day, and this year’s global slogan is to end plastic pollution. PAM slogan is “No to plastic bags”.
John Tirman: Sanctions will not be re-imposed in JCPOA
John Tirman, Professor at MIT, says: “I don’t think JCPOA will be destroyed, even with U.S. withdrawal. I don’t think sanctions of the kind that existed before could be re-imposed.”
WorldSoccer names Iran 2nd top team
In the final hours of 2017, WorldSoccer magazine has announced its list of top teams in the world.
Iran’s National Team Melli has been named as the best team in Asia and takes a shared second rank as the second best team in the world. Real Madrid tops the list with 57 votes. Iran’s national team took second place with two votes alongside Brazil, Germany, Iceland, and Monaco.
Johnson: London paving the way for ties with Iran
Boris Johnson, the British Foreign Secretary who was in Tehran for a 2-day visit, met with his counterpart, the speaker of Parliament, the head of SNSC, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, and the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
British Foreign Secretary in Tehran
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has landed in Tehran for meetings with his Iranian counterpart and other officials.
He will initially meet with Iran’s FM Javad Zarif, followed by a meeting with Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran.
Fmr Iran FM Receives Order of the Rising Sun
Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun has been awarded to former Iranian FM, Manouchehr Mottaki.