Sweden detains Iranian on suspicion of murder in Iran in 1988

Photos of some of the victims of Iran's mass executions in 1988. (Amnesty) November 13, 2019 An Iranian citizen has been jailed in Sweden on suspicion of carrying out crimes against humanity and murder in the late 1980s in Iran, a Swedish prosecutor said Wednesday, the same period of mass executions by Tehran. [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Europe|

‘YOU? Really?’: Iran’s Zarif scorns EU warning over nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrives at the EU council in Brussels, Belgium May 15, 2018. (REUTERS) November 12, 2019 Europeans have failed to fulfill their own commitments to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday, in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Europe|

Colleagues of jailed French-Iranian academic oppose academic boycott

Fariba Adelkhah is research director at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has published studies on Iranian and Afghan societies and religion. (IranWire) By Aida Ghajar November 12, 2019 French academics have objected to a call to end joint academic work between Iran and France because of the continued detention of two researchers, [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Europe|

France, Germany, Britain urge Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches

Iranian FM Javad Zarif with EU officials pose for a photo during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP) November 12, 2019 France, Britain and Germany said on Monday they would consider a dispute resolution mechanism enshrined in the 2015 Iran nuclear accord that could lead to [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Europe|

Europe should mull renewed sanctions on Iran over nuclear breaches: Germany

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas visits the former German Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz, Aug 20, 2018. (AP) November 12, 2019 Britain, France and Germany must be ready to react to Iran’s breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal and this could mean re-imposing international sanctions on Tehran, though Europe still wants to save the [...]

By |November 12th, 2019|Europe|

Sweden charges man with spying on Ahwazi community for Iran

Ahwazi Arabs protest Iran's oil exploitation & human rights abuses outside the London offices of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) on 3 July 2016. (PTF) November 7, 2019 Sweden’s state prosecutors have charged an Iraqi Swede with spying on the Ahwazi community in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe and passing the information [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|Europe|

Macron: With new centrifuge operation, Iran is withdrawing from nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron holds a press conference at the French embassy at the end of his three days official visit in China, in Beijing on November 6, 2019. (AFP) November 6, 2019 French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said Iran’s decision to resume enrichment activity at a nuclear facility meant it had [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Europe|

Germany says Iran risking entire nuclear deal

Demonstrators hold an anti-U.S. banner as they stand on a makeshift U.S. flag during an annual rally in front of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Nov 4, 2019. (AP) November 5, 2019     German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says Iran's latest step away from its 2015 nuclear deal with [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|Europe|

Iranian refugees in Zeebrugge: Desperate dreams of Britain

Further investigations revealed that the migrants had been loaded into the container at the northern Belgian port of Zeebrugge. (Reuters) By Aida Ghajar November 5, 2019 It was a horrible death. For long hours they were cooped up in a freezing metal container. Even if the truck’s refrigeration system had been turned off, they [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|Europe|

EU warns Iran over nuclear deal after latest steps to boost enrichment

The European Union's foreign policy high representative, Federica Mogherini. (AFP) November 4, 2019 The European Union on Monday warned its support for the Iran nuclear deal depends on Tehran fulfilling its commitments, after Iranian officials announced a major increase in enriched uranium production. Following a series of steps away from its commitments under [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|Europe|