EU/Iran special vehicle for trade tides
The EU hopes the new framework will keep firms doing business with Iran. European businesses have already pulled out and the currency has plummeted as the threat of US sanctions looms.
Inspectors reconfirm Iran is abiding by JCPOA
Jonathan Tirone writes in Bloomberg that as Europe’s top diplomatic officials convened in Vienna to discuss how to preserve the Iran nuclear accord, international atomic inspectors said the the Islamic Republic continued to abide by the landmark agreement abandoned by the U.S.
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.
Mogherini: Trade with Iran crucial for JCPOA
CNBC writes that the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments.
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.
Statement from the Joint Commission of the JCPOA
Iran and the remaining signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) excluding the United States agreed to continue with talks on preserving the deal, the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.
EU to open office in Tehran
Following the US unilateral exit from the JCPOA, other signatories to the nuclear deal are now making efforts to keep Iran in the deal.
Mogherini plays down Polish opposition to weakening US sanctions
TRT World wrote on 28 May 2018 that the European Union is seeking to shield the bloc's strategic and economic interests in Iran in the wake of the US withdrawal from the international nuclear deal, as the EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, insisted on Monday that the unity of the member states was unquestioned.
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).
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.