Iran says America is failing to respond
On the second day of the ICJ tribunal at The Hague in Tehran’s lawsuit against Washington for abrogating the 1955 Treat of Amity with the illegal freeze of USD 2BN of Iranian CBI assets, Iran’s lawyers have claimed the US is accusing Iran of funding terrorism in order to avoid responding to charges against it.
EU idea for 'independent SWIFT' for Iran deal
The European Union views German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’ idea of creating a European equivalent of the SWIFT payment system as a contribution to the efforts to preserve the Iran nuclear deal following the United States' withdrawal, an EU source told Sputnik on Wednesday.
US demands UK backing for Iran sanctions
The Sunday Morning Herald reports that the United States is calling on Britain to side with President Donald Trump rather than the European Union over Iran as tensions escalate over the US's reimposition of stringent sanctions on the theocracy.
EU opposition to US request to isolate Iran
France 24 writes that EU countries on Monday gave European firms legal cover to operate in Iran despite the US pullout from the nuclear deal, after a report that the Trump administration has rejected calls by Brussels for an exemption from sanctions.
EU updates blocking statute for Iran sanctions
Platts writes that new rules designed to protect EU firms dealing with Iran from US sanctions related to Iran's nuclear activities have passed a key step, the European Commission said Wednesday.
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.
EU gives green light to Zarif for the JCPOA
Following intense discussions with the EU external affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, and the foreign ministers of the UK, Germany, and France, Iran’s top diplomat has assessed the talks as positive and reiterated that Europe is committed to the deal and has the political determination to maintain and provide the necessary guarantees.