Posts tagged as Tehran

EU seeks to deescalate Persian Gulf tensions

Monday, July 15, 2019

European Union nations were looking to deescalate tensions in the Persian Gulf area on Monday and call on Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear deal, despite the pullout of the United States from the accord and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said that “it is still not too late, but Iran really has to stick to its obligations.” Iran recently begun surpassing…

US says Iran’s moves are ‘nuclear extortion’

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Latest on the tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 5:35 p.m. The United States is urging world powers party to the nuclear deal with Iran not to give in to Iran’s demands by providing new economic incentives to get it to backstep its recent escalation of its atomic program. Jackie Wolcott, the U.S. ambassador to international organizations in Vienna, told a gathering of the International Atomic…

Iran enriching uranium to 4.5%, breaking deal limit

Monday, July 8, 2019

Iran began enriching uranium Monday to 4.5%, breaking the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, semi-official news agencies in the country reported. The acknowledgement by the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran comes a day after Iran pledged to break the deal’s limit of 3.67%. The decision to ramp up uranium enrichment came less than a week after Iran acknowledged breaking the 300-kilogram (661-pound)…

Iran says U.S. regional bases would not be secure if it ‘does anything wrong’

Friday, September 28, 2018

A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday that U.S. regional bases would not remain secure if Washington sought confrontation with Tehran. “If America does anything wrong, their bases around Iran would not remain secure,” Tehran Friday prayer leader Ayatollah Mohammadali Movahedi Kermani was quoted as saying by Mizan news agency. He did not elaborate, but Tehran has warned Washington in the past against any military confrontation.

Iranian Foreign Minister to Visit China, Russia, EU to Discuss JCPOA

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will travel to China, Russia and Brussels to discuss the future of the Iranian nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), amid the US decision to withdraw from the agreement, an Iranian Foreign Ministry source told Sputnik on Friday. “Zarif will start his diplomatic tour on Sunday to discuss the JCPOA. The trip will begin with China, which he will visit…

Berlin To Talk Openly With US On Iran, Aims To Avoid Economic Tensions

Friday, May 11, 2018

Previously Germany confirmed that Berlin won’t pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal after the US President Donald Trump had announced withdrawal from the agreement. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier stated this Friday, that he would continue to discuss the Iranian situation with the US, adding, however, that Berlin had no reasons to end its Hermes export guarantee scheme for Tehran. “At the moment, there is no reason to change…

Iran says will make or buy any weapons it needs, lambasts ‘invading powers’

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed to defend itself in a region beset by “invading powers”, as the military paraded missiles and soldiers in front of him on National Army Day. Fighter jets and bombers flew overhead as Rouhani told the Tehran crowd and a live TV audience on Wednesday that Iran’s forces posed no threat to its neighbors.   “We tell the…