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Swiss hail constructive U.S. approach to Iran after Biden talks

U.S. President Joe Biden returns a salute while boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington, Feb 19, 2021. (REUTERS) June 15, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden voiced support on Tuesday to speed up approval of the financial transfers needed to deliver more food and medicines to Iran through a Swiss humanitarian channel, [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

EU sees progress on key obstacles at Iran nuclear talks

Iran's ambassador to the U.N. nuclear watchdog Kazem Gharibabadi (R) leaves after the meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, in Vienna, May 7, 2021. (REUTERS) June 15, 2021 A top European diplomat said Tuesday he believes international negotiations with Iran will ultimately succeed in re-imposing limits on its nuclear program, but indicated that [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Europe|

Iran says it produced 6.5 kg of uranium enriched to 60%

A number of new generation Iranian centrifuges are seen on display during Iran's National Nuclear Energy Day in Tehran, Iran April 10, 2021. (Reuters) June 15, 2021 Iran has made 6.5 kg (14 lb) of uranium enriched to up to 60%, the government said on Tuesday, detailing a move that rattled the country’s [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Oil rises as threat of immediate Iran supply recedes

Brent crude was up by 43 cents, or 0.6%, at $73.29 a barrel by 0134 GMT, having risen 0.2% on Monday. (REUTERS) June 15, 2021 Oil prices rose on Tuesday, with Brent gaining for a fourth consecutive session, as the prospect of extra supply coming to the market soon from Iran faded with [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran presidential candidate urges better ties with West

Former governor of Iran's Central Bank Abdolnasser Hemmati. (MEHR) June 15, 2021 A prominent contender in Iran’s presidential election appealed Tuesday for better economic and political relations with the West, his most extensive attempt yet to attract reformist voters just days ahead of the poll. Former Iranian Central Bank chief Abdolnasser Hemmati, among [...]

By |June 15th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

NATO summit statement: ‘We call on Iran to stop all ballistic missile activities’

A test firing at an undisclosed location in Iran of a surface-to-surface Qiam missile, August 20, 2016. (AFP) June 14, 2021 NATO leaders on Monday agreed to step up their collective defence "against all threats, from all directions," according to their final statement. NATO said it would adapt to climate-reated security challenges, called [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran, Russia negotiators play down chances for quick nuclear deal

Abbas Araghchi, political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, leaves the 'Grand Hotel Wien' after the closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna on May 07, 2021. (AP) June 14, 2021 The Iranian and Russian negotiators meeting in Vienna with global powers played down the hopes for a quick settlement in the [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Caution on Iran nuclear deal as G7 leaders vow to stop bomb

EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian official Abbas Araghchi in a meeting of the JCPOA in Vienna, April 6, 2021. (REUTERS) June 14, 2021 Diplomats from outside the European Union cautioned Sunday that negotiations with Iran to salvage a landmark nuclear deal still need more time, as leaders of the Group [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

‘Intense’ Iran nuclear talks resume as Germany calls for rapid progress

Abbas Araghchi, political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, leaves the 'Grand Hotel Wien' after the closed-door nuclear talks in Vienna on May 07, 2021. (AP) June 12, 2021 Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on Saturday as the European [...]

By |June 12th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

G7 leaders urged to speak out on prisoners held in Iran

A 66-year German Iranian dual national, Nahid Taghavi, who was arrested in Iran. (Twitter) June 12, 2021 Family and friends of two European dual citizens scheduled to face an Iranian court this weekend urged G7 leaders to demand that Tehran frees all of its illegally-detained foreigners. Nahid Taghavi, 66, a German dual citizen, and Briton [...]

By |June 12th, 2021|Europe|