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Belgium to try Iranian diplomat in bomb case

Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attend a rally in Villepinte, near Paris, France, June 30, 2018. (REUTERS) July 15, 2020 A Belgian court on Wednesday ordered that four suspects including an Iranian diplomat will face trial later this year accused of taking part in a plot to bomb [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Europe|

Body of fugitive judge to be returned to Iran

Forensic medicine staff carry a body bag, allegedly containing the remains of Gholamreza Mansouri, outside a hotel in downtown Bucharest, Romania, June 19, 2020. (REUTERS) By Frank Elbers July 15, 2020 The body of Gholamreza Mansouri, a former judge wanted on corruption charges, will be returned from Romania to Iran once coronavirus restrictions have [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Europe|

Ukraine: It’s too early to blame human error for downing of passenger plane in Iran

Debris from the Ukraine International Airlines crash in Iran, January 9, 2020. (AFP) July 14, 2020 Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Tuesday it was soon to blame human error for the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger airliner near Tehran in January, challenging the findings of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO). The CAO [...]

By |July 14th, 2020|Europe|

Iran sought illegal goods for nuke program – German federal intel

The nuclear water reactor of Arak, south of capital Tehran, 23, 2019. (AFP) July 11, 2020 Iran’s regime made efforts to secure illicit goods for its nuclear program, adding new urgency to the crisis surrounding Tehran's alleged atomic weapons activity, the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany disclosed in its new report [...]

By |July 11th, 2020|Europe|

German Intelligence warns of Iranian cyber spying

German police carry out raids against suspected Iranian spies, January 2018. (Reuters) July 10, 2020 The annual report of the German Federal Intelligence Service warned against Iran’s increasing use of IT infrastructures to access sensitive information with the aim to circumvent sanctions. There are increased cyber activities by Iran in Germany, the 388-page [...]

By |July 10th, 2020|Europe|

Ukraine set to sue Iran in international courts over downed airliner

Ukraine International Airlines' Boeing 737-800 plane wreckage is seen in a picture from the investigation team in Tehran, Jan 11, 2020. (Reuters) July 07, 2020 Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Yevhen Yenin says Kyiv is preparing to file a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic in international courts over Tehran's lack of cooperation after [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Europe|

IAEA likely to send Iran’s case to UN, says senior diplomat

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi. (AFP) July 7, 2020 Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi (Araghchi) says the next IAEA Board of Governors' meeting is likely to send Iran's case to the UN Security Council. Some observers say if the case is referred to the UNSC, it may bring back all previous [...]

By |July 7th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

EU says Iran has triggered nuclear deal dispute mechanism

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a media conference after a meeting at the European Council building in Brussels, June 30, 2020. (AP) July 4, 2020 The European Union’s top diplomat said Friday that he has received a letter from Iran that triggers a dispute mechanism in the international agreement limiting Tehran’s [...]

By |July 4th, 2020|Europe|

Ukraine leads PS752 negotiations with Iran

People and rescue teams are pictured amid bodies and debris after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Khomeini airport in Tehran, January 9, 2020. (AFP) By Emil Filtenborg and Stefan Weichert July 4, 2020 Ukraine has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom, Canada, Afghanistan, and Sweden that appoints it as [...]

By |July 4th, 2020|Europe|

Iran must be held to account for global espionage, assassinations and terrorism plots

The Ahwazi activist Mr Ahmad Mawla shot dead in The Hague, Netherlands. (Regio 15) By Majid Rafizadeh July 03, 2020 While it is important to examine what topics Iran’s state-owned Persian news outlets focus on, it is also critical to analyze what they decide not to cover. This week, for instance, there was little [...]

By |July 3rd, 2020|Europe|