Iran's economic ambitions in Syria limited
At an Iranian government-owned car plant near Homs, the small number of vehicles on the assembly line underscores the obstacles hobbling Tehran’s economic ambitions in Syria, reports Reuters.
Trump's Iran sanctions will have opposite effect
Trump’s Magical Thinking on Iran Sanctions Won’t Advance U.S. Interests.
Foreign Policy reports that far from convincing Tehran to cooperate, new U.S. measures are on track to achieve the exact opposite.
Stick of sanctions effective if the carrot is made sweeter
Since the resumption of U.S. sanctions on Iran two weeks ago, the rhetoric from Washington and Tehran has been predictably belligerent and defiant. Each has claimed it is open to fresh negotiations, but only if the other abandons its intransigence. Each is adamant that it will not be the first to blink.
Iran, Netherlands discuss bilateral ties, regional developments
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the Netherlands’ Deputy Foreign Minister Andre Haspels met in Tehran on Tuesday and discussed a set of bilateral and regional topics.
IAEA: Iran complying with 2015 nuclear deal
EU says stepping up efforts to save JCPOA.
Collapse of JCPOA Will Undermine Global Security
Saving Iran’s nuclear deal is absolutely essential because its complete collapse would cause security issues in the Middle East, which are certain to reverberate across the world, a former Iranian diplomat said.
World condemnation of US sanctions, pragmatic support to multilateralism
Iran’s UN ambassador Khoshroo called on world community to strongly condemn and reject the US sanctions, saying the action is pragmatic support to international law and multilateralism.
Iranians never compromise in their independence
Head of Iran's Foreign Policy Strategic Council Kamal Kharrazi said that Iranians will never compromise on their independence, and will stand up to foreign intervention and domination at any cost.
Iran urges EU to speed up creation of SPV
Top Iranian official on Friday urged EU to speed up creation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for financial transaction with Iran.
IAEA head reiterates Iran’s compliance with JCPOA
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said that Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Zarif: Congressional election results do not affect Iran-US engagement
Iran’s Foreign Minister has said that the results of US congressional elections will not affect Iran-US engagement, adding: “Our decisions and policies are not based on changes in domestic US affairs. I do not believe the elections will have much effect on Iran. of course, Trump may encounter problems in his domestic policies.”
Iran to continue developing full national nuclear fuel cycle
Iran will vigorously continue to exercise its inalienable right to develop a full national nuclear fuel cycle for peaceful purposes, said Iran’s deputy envoy to UN on Friday.