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Canada to press Iran to send downed plane’s black boxes to France

Debris from the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran, January 9, 2020. (AFP) February 6, 2020 Canada will press Iran on Wednesday to send the black boxes from a downed airliner immediately to France where the data can be analyzed, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told reporters. Iran’s civil aviation authority said on Tuesday [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Europe, North America|

Europe extends time limit to resolve nuclear deal disputes with Iran

An Iranian security officer at the Bushehr nuclear power plant on 21 August 2010. (AP) February 5, 2020 The European Union will extend indefinitely the time limit to resolve disputes in the Iran 2015 nuclear accord to avoid having to go to the UN Security Council or triggering new sanctions, the EU’s top [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Europe|

Iran’s President and Foreign Minister knew the Guards shot down passenger plane

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he and President Hassan Rouhani will go to New York next week to take part at the UN General Assembly meeting. (AP) February 05, 2020 An Iranian official at Iran’s foreign ministry has informed IranWire that President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif were informed [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Europe|

Europe to avoid taking Iran nuclear dispute to UN, EU’s top diplomat says

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, 2016. (AP) February 4, 2020 The European Union will extend indefinitely the time limit to resolve disputes in the Iran 2015 nuclear accord to avoid having to go to [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Europe|

Iran rejects appeal to free French nationals, saying ‘pressures will not work’

French researcher Ronald Marchal and French-Iranian academic Adelkhah Fariba. (AFP) February 04, 2020 Iran on Monday rejected an appeal by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to free two French nationals held in Tehran on security-related charges, saying the process should take its course. An Iranian-French academic and her French partner were arrested [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Europe|

Rouhani: Iran ready to cooperate with EU to resolve nuclear deal issues

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Reuters) February 03, 2020 Iran is ready to cooperate with the European Union to resolve issues related to the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with the [...]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Ukraine says compensation offered by Iran for downed airliner not enough

The foreign ministers of Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and Britain during a press conference after a meeting in London, January 16, 2020. (AFP) February 03, 2020 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said in televised remarks that Iran offered $80,000 per victim after it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet on January 8, but [...]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Europe|

Iran not sharing evidence from airline crash with Ukraine after audio leak

People and rescue teams are pictured amid bodies and debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, January 9, 2020. (AFP) February 03, 2020 Iran is no longer sharing evidence from the investigation into the Ukraine airliner crash with Ukraine after audio from the investigation was [...]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Europe|

Top EU diplomat visits Tehran today amid nuclear tensions

An Iranian technician works at the Uranium Conversion Facility just outside the city of Isfahan, Iran, 255 miles (410 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Feb. 3, 2017. (AP) February 03, 2020 Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell was Monday due to visit Iran, said officials in Tehran and Brussels, on his first trip [...]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Europe|

Paris asks Iran to free 2 detained French citizens said to be unwell

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. (Reuters) February 03, 2020 French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has urged Iran to free two French nationals held in prison since last June, who he said were both unwell. "We consider these detentions intolerable. We have made this known to the highest authorities, including President (Hassan) [...]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Europe|