Iran can reach top oil output 2 months after nuclear deal -oil minister

Iran’s oil minister Javad Owji. (Iran Press) March 3, 2022 Iran’s oil production can reach its maximum less than two months after a nuclear deal is reached; Oil Minister Javad Owji was quoted as saying on Thursday. "As soon as nuclear negotiations in Vienna are concluded, we can reach our maximum oil production [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

UN nuclear watchdog chief to travel to Iran on Saturday

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi meets with head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Eslami, in Tehran, Sept 12, 2021. (Reuters) March 3, 2022 The head of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, will travel to Iran on Saturday “for meetings with senior Iranian officials,” the IAEA said Thursday. [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Clock ticks on Iran nuclear talks with sides wrangling

TV cameras in front of the Grand Hotel Vienna where closed-door nuclear talks take place in Vienna, Austria, June 20, 2021. (AP) March 3, 2022 Diplomats trying to salvage a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran wrangled around the clock over sticking points to an agreement that could bring Iranian oil back to the global market [...]

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US President Joe Biden confuses ‘Ukrainian’ with ‘Iranian’ people in televised speech

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) March 3, 2022 US President Joe Biden appeared to confuse an integral moment during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, calling Ukrainians the “Iranian people” in a passionate call to support Ukraine against the ongoing Russian invasion. “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, [...]

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Iran nuclear deal can’t be ‘postponed any longer’: German Chancellor Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz addresses the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 19, 2022. (AP) March 2, 2022 German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Wednesday that a new Iran nuclear agreement “cannot be postponed any longer,” during a visit to Israel which staunchly opposes efforts to forge a deal. “What we would like [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Europe|

Iranians trapped in Ukraine: “The embassy asked us what to do”

A general view of the Iranian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine. (Supplied) By Roghayeh Rezaei March 2, 2022 Fierce resistance in Ukraine to the Russian invasion continues. But many residents of the country are at risk of being displaced by the fighting. According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry there are around 9,000 Iranian nationals living in [...]

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Five lessons learned from sanctions on Iran for the Ukraine crisis

People look at the damage following a rocket attack the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP) By Saeed Ghasseminejad and Behnam Ben Taleblu March 2, 2022 In the past three months, the Biden administration tried and failed to leverage the threat of sanctions to prevent a Russian invasion of the Donbas region of Ukraine. Following [...]

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E3 group rejects compromising IAEA independence amid Tehran pressure

Iran has allowed IAEA – the UN nuclear watchdog – to replace its cameras at a centrifuge parts workshop in Karaj. (AFP) March 2, 2022 Tehran is demanding the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) shut down a separate inquiry into suspected undeclared Iranian efforts to build a nuclear weapon and linking finding a [...]

By |March 2nd, 2022|Europe|

Netanyahu tells government to be quiet on Russia and focus on Iran

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (REUTERS) March 1, 2022 Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the government to take a more guarded approach to the ongoing war in Ukraine and instead focus its attention on the Iran nuclear deal, in his first public statement on the European conflict since Russia invaded [...]

By |March 1st, 2022|Europe, Israel, Russia|

New Iranian demands complicate Vienna talks

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, arrives at the Coburg Palais, venue of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action meeting aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal, in Vienna on Dec. 17, 2021. (AFP) March 1, 2022 Iran’s lead nuclear negotiator has returned to the Vienna talks with new demands at a [...]

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