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EU’s Borrell extends timeline for dispute mechanism on Iran deal

A picture shows the reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran. (AFP) January 24, 2020 The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday he had extended the time available to discuss ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran under a dispute mechanism triggered by [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Europe|

Fears mount over health of French academic held in Iran

Marchal had come to Iran to visit Adelkhah and was accused of "collusion against national security". (Supplied) January 24, 2020 French-Iranian academic Fariba Adelkhah has requested access to her French colleague Roland Marchal in detention in Iran, saying she has “serious concerns” about his health, a committee supporting the pair said on Thursday. [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Europe|

Norwegian police investigating academics for exposing technology to Iranian visitors

Dr. Saeed Sarkar, one of the godfathers and the head of Iran's nano-technology sector, addressing a conference in October 2017. (Supplied) January 24, 2020 The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) has charged two researchers of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) on suspicion of sharing sensitive information with Iran that may [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Europe|

Iran could withdraw from 2015 nuclear deal in dispute with West says official

Mahmoud Vaezi, the Iranian president's chief of staff. (MEHR) January 22, 2020 Exiting the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers is one of Iran's options, the Iranian president's chief of staff, Mahmoud Vaezi, said on Wednesday. "It was discussed that it's possible some may take Iran's file to the (UN) Security Council ... [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Jailed UK-Australian academic says Iran made spy offer

Kylie Moore-Gilbert is a lecturer at Melbourne University. (AFP) January 22, 2020 An Australian-British academic jailed in Iran for espionage rejected Tehran’s offer to work as a spy, according to letters she smuggled out of prison published in British media Tuesday. Kylie Moore-Gilbert wrote that the first 10 months she spent in an [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Australia, Europe|

Canada, Iran at odds over who should analyze downed plane’s black boxes

Security officers and Red Crescent workers are seen at the site where the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed, on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8, 2020. (Reuters) January 21, 2020 Iran said it had asked the US and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe, North America|

How Britain helped Iran’s Islamic regime destroy the left-wing opposition

Founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini speaks from a balcony of the Alavi School in Tehran in February 1979. (Reuters) By Mark Curtis and Phil Miller January 21, 2020 The UK’s secret intelligence service, MI6, worked with the CIA to provide a list of alleged Soviet agents in Iran to Ayatollah [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe|

Iran confirms reports that two missiles downed Ukraine airliner

Ukraine International Airlines' Boeing 737-800 plane wreckage is seen in a picture from investigation team in Tehran, Jan 11, 2020. (Reuters) January 21, 2020 Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked angry [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe|

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist moving to Germany

Kimia Alizadeh is the only Iranian female Olympic medallist. (AFP) January 21, 2020 Iran’s only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who has said she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used as a propaganda tool, is moving to Germany, her Dutch coach said. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iran threatens to leave global nuclear treaty if Europeans send JCPOA case goes to UN

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, January 15, 2016. (Reuters) January 20, 2020 Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the UN Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move [...]

By |January 20th, 2020|Europe|