‘People’s Tribunal’ to convene in London on killings of Iran protesters

Families of protesters killed in the city of Marivan attending the burial ceremony of 7 victims on November 20, 2019. (Supplied) September 7, 2021 A ‘People’s Tribunal’ organized by three human rights groups will convene in London to hear witnesses of the November 2019 protests and the government’s violent response that killed hundreds [...]

By |September 7th, 2021|Europe|

France demands Iran answer questions about ‘undeclared nuclear material’

Centrifuge machines in the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran, Nov 5, 2019. (AP) September 6, 2021 France demanded Iran provide a full explanation about the presence of “undeclared nuclear material” in the country, the foreign ministry said on Monday. “Iran must immediately provide the necessary full and technically credible explanations to [...]

By |September 6th, 2021|Europe|

Iraq’s $27 billion energy deal with Total can reduce reliance on Iran

The Total Tower, French oil giant Total headquarters, at La Defense business and financial district in Courbevoie near Paris, Feb 25, 2016. (REUTERS) September 6, 2021 Iraq on Sunday finalized a $27 billion dollar investment deal with the French energy giant Total in what could amount to less reliance on Iran for natural [...]

By |September 6th, 2021|Europe, Iraq|

Raisi says Iran ready for talks but not with Western ‘pressure’

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi is pictured during a press conference in Tehran, on June 21, 2021. (AFP) September 4, 2021 Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Saturday Iran was ready to hold talks with world powers to revive its 2015 nuclear accord but not under Western “pressure”, adding Tehran was seeking negotiations leading [...]

By |September 4th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Backed by Russia and China, Iran strengthens position in nuclear negotiations

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) September 4, 2021 United States and European efforts to coax Iran back into nuclear negotiations as soon as this month are being blunted by [...]

By |September 4th, 2021|East Asia, Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Iran opens trial of Swedes on drug trafficking charges

Iran’s criminal justice system is notorious for the number of allegations of cruelty leveled against it. (AP) September 2, 2021 The trial of two Swedish men accused of belonging to an “international drug trafficking network” has opened in Tehran, Iranian government media reported Thursday. State daily Iran said that the two men, identified [...]

By |September 2nd, 2021|Europe|

Iran nuclear talks might not resume for 2-3 months: FM Amir-Abdollahian

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (ISNA) September 2, 2021 Stalled talks aimed at reviving Iran’s nuclear agreement with world powers will likely not resume for another two to three months, according to the foreign ministry. Steered by the European Union, the talks began in April and seek to bring the US back into [...]

By |September 2nd, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

France, Germany urge Iran to return speedily to nuclear deal talks

EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi in a meeting of the JCPOA in Vienna, Austria April 6, 2021. (REUTERS) September 1, 2021 France and Germany on Wednesday urged Iran to return rapidly to nuclear negotiations, after a break in talks following Iranian elections [...]

By |September 1st, 2021|Europe|

New Iran gov’t to pick body for nuclear negotiations

Iran's former FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and current FM Hossein Amir Abdollahian. (TASNIM) September 1, 2021 The new government in Tehran is putting together its nuclear talks team with reports saying that the cabinet will extend the foreign ministry’s negotiations mission without drastically changing any of the former administration’s policy. This comes when [...]

By |September 1st, 2021|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

Iran’s game in Afghanistan should worry the West

Taliban fighters are pictured in a vehicle along the roadside in Herat, Afghanistan, Aug 10, 2021. (Stock image) By Saeid Golkar and Kasra Aarabi September 1, 2021 For the past 42 years, Iran’s clerical regime has been unsuccessful in its attempts to expand its presence in Afghanistan, but the Taliban’s takeover promises to [...]

By |September 1st, 2021|Afghanistan, Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|