China will continue business with Iran after sanctions
David Reld writes in CNBS that China has become the latest country to say it will ignore the United States and continue to conduct business with Iran.
EU women politicians asked to keep the JCPOA
Four reformist women’s parties have written to women in the EU asking them for their cooperation in preserving the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear deal and its achievements.
FM Zarif warns: Iran may leave the NPT
On 22 April 2018, newyorker.com writes that the Iran nuclear deal—the most significant non-proliferation agreement in more than a quarter century, whether you like the terms or not—is perched on the edge of a diplomatic cliff. By May 12th, President Trump will decide whether to kick it into the abyss. He hates it. “The worst deal I’ve ever seen,” he told Fox News, in an interview for the 2017 Super Bowl. “It was a deal that should never have been negotiated.” The world’s five other major powers—Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia—were equal parties to the accord. The United Nations Security Council unanimously endorsed it, as did the twenty-eight nations of the European Union. But the United States was the decisive voice during the two years of diplomacy that went into the deal’s signing, in 2015, and it will be decisive in its fate now.
Iran missile issue essentially settled between US/EU
AP in Washington writes the future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump.
EU/Japan affirm JCPOA implementation
Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Taro Kono, Japanese Foreign Minister, held a telephone conversation on Friday 6 April 2018, emphasizing on their commitment to the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement and its implementation.