French court to rule on extradition of Iranian engineer to U.S.

In March 2016, the U.S. charged seven Iranians related to their alleged involvement in a campaign of over 176 days of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. (Getty) May 23, 2019 An appeals court in France is set to rule on the extradition of an Iranian engineer to the United States. Jalal Rohollahnejad [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Top Iranian lawmaker says European trade mechanism ‘not likely’ to happen

The ministers of foreign affairs of France, Germany, the EU, Iran, the UK and the US as well as Chinese and Russian diplomats announcing the framework for a Comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, Lausanne, 2 April 2015. (AP) May 22, 2019 Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Heshmatollah [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Europe|

France: Europe will not yield to ultimatums from Iran

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. (AFP) May 21, 2019 France declared on Tuesday that Europe will not succumb to ultimatums from Iran and threats to withdraw from the nuclear deal. "I do not think that Europe will get drawn into this idea of an ultimatum," Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told reporters. [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Europe|

Trump denies Iran talks approach as Britain warns Tehran not to provoke US retaliation

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), back, steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 24, 2019. (DVIDS) May 21, 2019 President Donald Trump on Monday said Washington has not approached Iran for talks as Britain warned Tehran not to underestimate the resolve of [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

UK warns British-Iranian dual nationals against visiting Iran

Campaigners hold posters demanding the release of British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is serving a five-year jail sentence in Iran for alleged sedition. (AFP) May 18, 2019 London warned British-Iranian dual nationals against all travel to Iran on Friday due to Tehran's "continued arbitrary detention and mistreatment" of such citizens. The move comes [...]

By |May 18th, 2019|Europe|

Business leaders dealing with Iran must stop helping to fund terror groups

Germany vice chancellor and economic affairs minister Sigmar Gabriel with Iran president Hassan Rouhani. (AFP) By Mark D. Wallace May 17, 2019 Imagine an executive of a respected French or German multinational corporation attending a conference organised by officials from Islamic State in 2016 because it controlled oil wells worth billions of euros. Imagine [...]

By |May 17th, 2019|Europe|

Britain says shares same assessment of Iran as the United States

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (L) prior to meetings at the State Department in Washington, DC, August 22, 2018. (AFP) May 16, 2019 Britain agrees with the United States that Iran poses a heightened threat and will work closely with its ally, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

UK raises threat level for personnel in Iraq due to ‘heightened risk from Iran’

UK personnel in Iraq have been warned of a heightened security risk, Sky sources say. (Sky News) May 16, 2019 Britain has raised the threat level for UK forces and diplomats in Iraq because of what sources say is a heightened security risk from Iran, Sky News can reveal. The UK has also [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Europe, Middle East|

British PM May deeply concerned by jailing of woman in Iran

UK Prime Minster Theresa May. (UPPA) May 16, 2019 Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is "deeply concerned" about the jailing in Iran of a British Council employee on espionage charges. "It's utterly shocking," May told parliament on May 15, saying the woman was working for a legitimate organization that was [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Allies fear US-Iran tensions could spark accidental conflict

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), back, steams alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Mediterranean Sea, April 24, 2019. (DVIDS) May 15, 2019 International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|