Europe must act on Iran’s nuclear defiance

Group picture taken at the UN building in Vienna after Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal, June 2014. (Reuters) By Majid Rafizadeh December 14, 2019 The European powers appear to be changing their position toward the Islamic Republic, as they last week warnedthat Iran is developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The UK, [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Europe|

Iran to take next step to reduce nuclear commitments despite ‘threats’

Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security in Iran Alaeddin Boroujerdi. (Reuters) December 12, 2019 Iran will stick by its plan to reduce its nuclear deal commitments “despite all the threats,” assured a member of the parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee, reported the semi-official ISNA news agency on [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

US envoy urges Germany: Don’t fund Iranian terrorism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives the ambassador of U.S. to Germany, Richard Grenell, in Meseberg, Germany July 6, 2018.. (REUTERS) December 12, 2019 The most high-level US ambassador in Europe, Richard Grenell, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that Germany’s government should join the United States and work to stop Iranian regime support for terrorism [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Swiss humanitarian channel to Iran seen within months: Swiss, US officials

U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Edward McMullen gestures during an interview with Reuters in Bern, Switzerland December 10, 2019. (REUTERS) December 12, 2019 A humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran could be up and running within months, senior Swiss and US officials told Reuters, helping supply Swiss goods to [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran dismisses Macron’s call for release of two jailed French nationals

Fariba Adelkhah is research director at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. (Supplied) December 12, 2019 Iran dismissed as interference in its state matters French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for the release of two French nationals jailed in the Islamic Republic since June, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday. “Iran’s government [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Europe|

BBC Persian appeals to UN as Iran escalates harassment of journalists’ families

A BBC sign is displayed outside Broadcasting House in London, Britain July 19, 2017. (REUTERS) December 10, 2019 BBC’s Persian section says harassment directed at its journalists and their relatives who are in Iran has intensified and is appealing to UN bodies. BBC Persian appealed to the UN Special Rapporteurs on Monday to [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Europe|

New EU Foreign Policy chief condemns Iran’s ‘disproportionate’ use of force in protests

EU's newly appointed foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attends his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, October 07, 2019. (AFP) December 10, 2019 The newly chosen High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, says, "For the European Union and its Member States, the widespread and [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Europe|

Europeans, Iran to cross swords at nuclear talks

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in this file picture taken October 28, 2015. (REUTERS) December 6, 2019 European powers will demand Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or potentially face renewed UN sanctions, but with Tehran locked in conflict over US sanctions, there appears to be [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Europe|

Why is Europe bailing out Iran’s regime now?

People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. (Reuters) By Eli Lake December 6, 2019 Iranians have been protesting their regime since last month. Only in the last few days, however, has the world begun to learn the full scope of the repression they face. There [...]

By |December 6th, 2019|Europe|

Put sanctions on judges to free Iran hostages, families demand

A rally outside the Iranian Embassy in London calls attention to dual British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in Iran in April 2016. (Getty Images) December 5, 2019 Iranian judges and jailers responsible for holding foreign prisoners on false charges should be hit with US-led sanctions to show international anger at hostage-taking, [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|