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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 02-10-2017

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 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.
Security 18-01-2016

Mogherini: Iran sanctions over

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, representing the six world powers, announced the lifting of "multilateral and national" sanctions in Vienna on Saturday (16 January), saying the nuclear deal showed that intense diplomacy could resolve even "the most difficult issues".
Global Europe 05-10-2015

Merkel reported to be among favourites for Nobel Peace Prize

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged among the contenders to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Also under consideration are Pope Francis, a Russian newspaper and the parties involved in this year's Iran nuclear deal.
Global Europe 14-07-2015

World powers reach nuclear deal with Iran, Israel cries foul

Iran and six major world powers including the EU reached a nuclear deal today (14 July), capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East.
Global Europe 06-07-2015

Mogherini optimistic about Iran talks

A nuclear deal with Iran is "very close" after almost two years of negotiations, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Sunday (5 July).
Global Europe 15-04-2015

Germany criticises Russia’s decision to sell Iran missiles

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke out yesterday (14 April) against Russia's decision to prepare to deliver missile systems to Iran, before a meeting of G7 foreign ministers in the northern German city of Lübeck.
Global Europe 14-04-2015

Russia to deliver missiles to Iran, and open oil-for-goods business

Russia paved the way Monday (13 April) for missile system deliveries to Iran, and started an oil-for-goods swap, signalling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran.
Global Europe 03-04-2015

Nuclear sanctions on Iran to be lifted if it meets deal

A raft of global sanctions imposed on Iran over its alleged nuclear activities will be lifted over time, if the Islamic Republic sticks to the terms of a final deal with the global powers reached on Thursday (2 April) after 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation.
Global Europe 15-12-2014

EU puts hopes in Mogherini’s personal diplomacy

Italy's Federica Mogherini pledged as European Union foreign policy chief that the EU would play a stronger role in tackling world crises. Her resolve is about to be tested as the bloc debates whether it is time to mend its relationship with Russia.