About: Iran nuclear talks

Global Europe 28-12-2021

Iran nuclear talks resume with Tehran focused on sanctions relief

Indirect talks between Iran and the US on salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed on Monday with Tehran focused on one side of the original bargain, lifting sanctions against it, despite scant progress on reining in its atomic activities.
Global Europe 15-12-2021

European powers say they are nearing end of road to save Iran deal

Three key European powers said on Tuesday (14 December) "we are rapidly reaching the end of the road" to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran accused Western powers of engaging in a "blame game."
Global Europe 09-12-2021

US to decide quickly if Iran serious about nuclear talks

The United States will swiftly determine whether Tehran is acting in "good faith" in talks about reviving the Iran nuclear accord, a State Department spokesman said Wednesday (8 December), one day before negotiations were due to resume.
Global Europe 03-12-2021

US ‘not optimistic’ on chances for Iran nuclear deal

The United States appeared Thursday (2 December) to play down the possibility of reviving a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, even as Tehran tabled draft proposals following the resumption of talks in Vienna.
Global Europe 29-11-2021

Nuclear talks resume as West asks whether Iran is serious or stalling

World powers and Iran will gather in Vienna on Monday (29 November) to try to salvage their 2015 nuclear deal, but with Tehran sticking to its tough stance and Western powers increasingly frustrated, hopes of a breakthrough appear slim.
Global Europe 04-11-2021

Iran nuclear talks to resume November 29 after five months

Iran agreed Wednesday (3 November) to resume talks on 29 November with world powers on reviving a nuclear deal after a five-month gap, with the United States urging a quick resolution.
Global Europe 19-10-2021

EU says no Iran nuclear deal talks in Brussels Thursday

The EU will not hold talks in Brussels on Thursday (21 October) with Iran on restarting negotiations over the country's nuclear deal, the bloc's foreign policy chief said, contradicting a declaration by Tehran.
Global Europe 14-06-2021

‘Intense’ Iran nuclear talks resume as Germany calls for rapid progress

Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on Saturday (12 June) as the European Union said negotiations were "intense" and Germany called for rapid progress.
Global Europe 21-05-2021

UN nuclear agency and Iran work to extend monitoring

The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran are working to extend their monitoring agreement to keep nuclear negotiations with world powers and Tehran on track, the IAEA said Thursday (20 May).
Global Europe 20-05-2021

‘Agreement shaping up’ on Iran nuclear talks: negotiators

A deal is "shaping up" to bring the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran, negotiators said Wednesday (19 May), citing headway in efforts to break the impasse.
Global Europe 14-05-2021

Republicans urge Biden to end Iran talks over Hamas rockets

US Republicans on Thursday (13 May) stepped up calls on President Joe Biden to end talks to return to a nuclear agreement with Iran as the clerical state’s ally Hamas fires rockets into Israel. The United States has been holding...
Global Europe 13-04-2021

Iran, Russia unite against West on eve of new nuclear talks

Iran and Russia united against the United States and Europe Tuesday (13 April) warning on the eve of new nuclear talks that an attack on the Natanz atomic site and new EU sanctions could harm ongoing negotiations.
Global Europe 13-04-2021

Iran suspends cooperation with EU in various fields over sanctions

Iran's foreign ministry said Monday (12 April) it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist several Iranian security officials over a 2019 protest crackdown.

Iran says it suffered ‘terrorist act’ after starting up advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges

An accident at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday (11 April) was the result of a "terrorist" act, the country's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said, according to state TV.
Global Europe 07-04-2021

World powers, Iran hold ‘constructive’ talks on reviving nuclear deal

Iran and world powers held what they described as "constructive" talks and agreed to form working groups to discuss the sanctions Washington might lift and the nuclear curbs Tehran might observe as they try to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.
Global Europe 21-08-2020

US moves to reinstate Iran sanctions, opening row with Europe

The United States formally began the process Thursday (20 August) of activating a controversial mechanism aimed at reimposing sanctions on Iran, a move that was immediately rejected by European allies fighting to save the Iranian nuclear deal.

EU urges Iran’s full compliance with nuclear deal

EU ministers called for Iran to fully comply with its embattled nuclear deal, and reiterated their regret at the US’ withdrawal, at a foreign affairs ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday (15 July). EU ministers discussed how to preserve the...
Global Europe 04-05-2018

Europeans push last bid to salvage Iran deal, but work on plan B

European powers still want to hand Donald Trump next week a plan to save the Iran nuclear deal, but they have also started work on protecting EU-Iranian business ties if the US president makes good on a threat to withdraw.
Global Europe 02-02-2018

Europe ponders the US Iran nuclear deal threats over its companies

Europe has to decide what to do in case the US makes good on its threat to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions on Iran. The alternative is to agree to tighter terms proposed by Washington that could hit European companies.
Global Europe 02-02-2018

Why the EU needs a dual strategy for Iran

After a series of violent protests in Iran against the government, the European Union must do its best to preserve the nuclear deal while simultaneously point out the violation of human rights as part of a dual strategy, argues Elmar Brok.
Global Europe 02-10-2017

Slovenia rocked by Iran-related money laundering scandal

Slovenia’s state prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into claims that the country's biggest state-owned bank, Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB), may have laundered nearly €1bn from Iran between 2008 and 2010, breaking an international embargo and failing to enforce rules on the financing of terrorism.

Mogherini steals the show in Iran, warns US

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini confirmed on Saturday (5 August) the Union’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and referring to the US, she urged “all parties” to implement it.
Global Europe 04-08-2017

Mogherini’s attendance at Rouhani’s inauguration encourages Iranian impunity

Attending Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration in the midst of a series of revelations is morally and politically unconscionable, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras, as it suggests the EU will look the other way on actual abuses as long as there are pleasant-sounding promises coming out of a small faction within the Iranian regime.
Global Europe 14-04-2016

Commission embarks on business trip to Tehran, despite renewed sanctions

Eight European Commissioners will make a landmark visit to Iran on 16 April, an announcement which comes on the same week that member states extended a raft of targeted sanctions against the country for its poor human rights record.