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.
Return of sanctions cornerstone to suspend Iran's obligations
Iran’s permanent representative at the UN said: “The reimposition of US sanctions will be the cornerstone for stopping Iran’s obligations.”
Rising Iranian-Greek football federations conflict
Following the cancellation of the friendly games between Iran and Greece and the statement issued by the Iranian Football Federation suspending their relations, the Greek Federation has now issued its own statement.
EU statement on US withdrawal from nuclear deal
Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, read out the official statement of the EU in response to the withdrawal of the US from Iran's nuclear deal. The statement, released on EU’s official website, reads:
E3 joint statement on US withdrawal from JCPOA
Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Emmanuel Macron, the President of France issued a joint statement after the withdrawal of the United States of America from the nuclear deal with Iran, the full text of which reads as follows:
Iran response to Arab League anti-Iranian declaration
In a response to the closing statement issued by the Arab Summit, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Bahram Ghassemi, stressed on the Islamic Republic of Iran's permanent policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and said: “Iran expects regional countries to maintain mutual respect and non-interference in each other's affairs and stop beating the drum of alleged claims and accusations, in order to place realism, interaction, reflection, logic, dialogue, goodwill, and foresight on their priority list of policies for confidence-building, stability, and a halt to creating unnecessary concerns.”
Rouhani, Putin, Erdogan stress cooperation in Syria
The presidents of Iran, Russia, and Turkey have issued a joint statement following the Ankara Summit hosted by President Erdogan, reiterating their commitment to achieving lasting ceasefire in Syria and protecting civilians. They pointed out that the Astana talks had been the only effective international initiative for keeping the Syrian crisis in check and reducing violence and that they would continue their determined cooperation in the country, rejecting separatist goals that seek to undermine Syria's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and the security of the neighboring countries.
Nowruz statement by Trump to Iranians
President Donald Trump issued a statement yesterday, 20 March, on the occasion of Nowruz, almost entirely addressed to Iran, as follows: I wish a beautiful and blessed Nowruz to the millions of people around the world who are celebrating the arrival of spring.
The FATF welcomes Iran commitment
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to continue its suspension of counter-measures against Iran in light of its commitment to the Action Plan.