Europe calls on Iran to cooperate with UN nuclear watchdog

Britain, France, Germany and the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called on Tehran "to cooperate with the IAEA on all relevant matters, including safeguards issues". (RFE/RL) September 13, 2019 European powers on Friday called on Iran to cooperate with the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, after Tehran warned that [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Europe|

Iran’s state TV must be held accountable for forced confessions, but how?

Mazyar Ebrahimi’s arrest, torture and TV confession paints a lucid picture of the depth of violence, injustice and corruption within the Islamic Republic. (Screen grab) By Vahid Yucesoy September 13, 2019 In his exclusive interview with IranWire, Mazyar Ebrahimi, one of several people the Iranian regime falsely accused of assassinating four nuclear scientists, revealed the extent [...]

By |September 13th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Britain-Iran relationship caught up in mutual blame game

A rally outside the Iranian Embassy in London calls attention to dual British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. (Getty) By Patrick Wintour September 13, 2019 The summoning of the Iranian ambassador to the British Foreign Office on Wednesday over broken assurances about the destination of an Iranian oil tanker, and now the arrest of two British-Australian nationals, [...]

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New Israeli findings may demonstrate Iran violated nuclear accords

Israeli Prime Minister and Defence Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media on the Iranian nuclear issue at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on September 9, 2019. (AFP) By Tzvi Kahn September 12, 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that Israel had located another covert site in Iran tied to Tehran’s nuclear [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Europe, Isreal, North America, USA|

Angela Merkel’s visit to a Persian restaurant to console an Iranian victim of neo-Nazis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel personally went to Hashemi’s restaurant, hugged him and apologized for the neo-Nazi attack on him and his restaurant. (Supplied) By Payam Younesipour September 12, 2019 Neo-Nazis can be found in most cities across Germany and Austria, but they are more prevalent in some cities and provinces. One of them is the [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Europe|

Trump administration nears target of zero oil exports by Iran

An Iranian oil tanker is seen floating on the Caspian Sea, as Iranian President Mohammad Khatami attends the opening ceremony 29 April 2004, of the Neka oil terminal on the Caspian Sea. (AFP) September 12, 2019 Data received by Radio Farda show that the combined onshore Iranian oil inventories and floating storage have [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|East Asia, Europe, North America, USA|

UK raises concerns with Iran over detained dual nationals

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, poses for a photograph in front of the Iranian Embassy in London, Britain March 31, 2019. (Reuters) September 12, 2019 The UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace called on Iran “to release those who have been detained and follow the rule of law,” after two [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Europe|

Iran rejects ‘pressure’ over working with nuclear watchdog

Iranian technicians work at a new facility producing uranium fuel for a planned heavy-water nuclear reactor, just outside the city of Isfahan, April 9, 2014. (AP) September 12, 2019 Iran rejected Wednesday “undue pressure” from the US and Israel over its nuclear program and warned it could be “counterproductive” to cooperation with the [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Merkel: We’ll keep trying to find solutions with Iran to avoid escalation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech at the German Historical Museum in Berlin, June 20, 2018. (AFP) September 11, 2019 Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Europe had decided to uphold the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and would keep trying to find solutions that averted escalation. “Step by step we will [...]

By |September 11th, 2019|Europe|

Britain summons Iranian ambassador after oil tanker offloads in Syria

The vessel was seized by British Royal Marine commandos on July 4 on suspicion of being en route to Syria. (AP) September 11, 2019 Britain said Iran had sold the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 to Syria, breaking assurances it had given over the vessel which had been detained in Gibraltar [...]

By |September 11th, 2019|Europe|