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EU and UK respond to Pompeo on JCPOA

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).

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Open letter for peace to Mogherini

Open letter for peace to Mogherini

Supporters of peace worldwide, including politicians, university professors, actors, and intellectuals, have signed an open letter to the EU chief of external affairs, Federica Mogherini, asking to safeguard the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal.

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Iran response to new US strategy

Iran response to new US strategy

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has taken a swipe at the new US secretary of state for the meddlesome comments he made against Tehran in the so-called new US strategy.

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Pompeo outlines new US policy on Iran

Pompeo outlines new US policy on Iran

The New York Times writes on 21 May 2018 that United States on Monday issued a steep list of demands to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course.

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Silence Best Short Film at SSFF

Silence Best Short Film at SSFF

The short film Silence, directed by Pegah Arzi, has won Best Director and Best Short Film at Shawna Shea Film Festival (SSFF) in the US. The short film made in 2010 is 20 minutes and has already won seven other awards from various festivals.  

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Arab prince request from Trump to attack Iran

Arab prince request from Trump to attack Iran

The New York Times wrote on 19 May 2018 that three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the Middle East as a private security contractor.  

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EU denies proposal to add clauses to JCPOA

EU denies proposal to add clauses to JCPOA

Reuters reported on Sunday, 20 May 2018: “Three EU sources have denied allegations about considering financial aid to Iran in return for obtaining concessions from Tehran to save the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.”  

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Kianian play goes on stage in Canada

Kianian play goes on stage in Canada

"The Professional", a play designed and directed by Reza Kianian, will be staged on Friday 18 May in Montreal, Canada. It is also scheduled to go on stage in the cities of Toronto and Vancouver.  

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More EU investments for Iran

More EU investments for Iran

On the sidelines of his meeting with the Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, a member of the European Commission, Iran’s Minister of Energy announced that a “Small-and Medium-Sized European Enterprises Investment” conference will take place in Iran in the autumn of 2018 as an opportunity to expand ties between Iran and the EU.  

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Paul Pillar: Trump widens EU-US gap

Paul Pillar: Trump widens EU-US gap

In an interview with Persia Digest, Paul Pillar has said leaving the JCPOA is a step in the direction of isolating the United States. It is also a blow to U.S. credibility, when it comes to trying to negotiate agreements with anybody on anything.  

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EU moves to save Iran deal

EU moves to save Iran deal

Following the meeting of 28 EU countries to take a united stance to save the JCPOA, they have proposed a four-step package to alleviate the impact of sanctions on the Iranian economy which will be reimposed on Iran by the US.  

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