Russia says parties to Iran nuclear talks need more time before new meeting

EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and Iranian Deputy at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi in a meeting of the JCPOA in Vienna, April 6, 2021. (REUTERS) July 1, 2021 Iran and the United States have been holding indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that [...]

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

Ukraine says Iran won’t avoid paying compensation for downed plane

People hold placards with images of the victims of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 as they gather to take part in a march to mark its first anniversary, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 8, 2021. (REUTERS) July 1, 2021 The payment of compensation to individual families does not absolve Iran [...]

By |July 1st, 2021|Europe|

Iran ‘giving Hezbollah cyber training’ as it embraces digital warfare

Iran’s desire to quell domestic opposition has intensified its use of cyber surveillance tools. (Getty) By Tim Stickings July 1, 2021 Iran's leadership has embraced cyber operations and provided training to its ally Hezbollah, a think tank said. A report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies said Iran sees itself as being in [...]

By |July 1st, 2021|Europe, Lebanon, Middle East, North America, USA|

US and Iran show no move to put nuclear deal back on track

Deputy Secretary-General of the EEAS, Enrique Mora, addresses the media on nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna, May 19, 2021. (AP) June 30, 2021 The United Nations, European Union and many Security Council members urged the United States and Iran on Wednesday to quickly put the 2015 nuclear deal aimed at reining in [...]

By |June 30th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran ‘examining’ whether to extend IAEA monitoring deal

Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei speaks in a press briefing in Tehran, Iran. (AP) June 29, 2021 Iran is “examining” whether to extend an agreement to allow the UN to monitor some of its nuclear activities, government spokesman Ali Rabiei said Tuesday. Questions around IAEA cameras and other surveillance tools are part of [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Three years of Facebook takedowns of Iran-sponsored fake news pages

Thousands of Iran-linked accounts, seen and followed by millions of users, have been implicated in the takedowns. (Facebook) By Michaela Abrams and Hannah Somerville June 29, 2021 A recent report by Facebook declared Iran responsible for the second-largest amount of organized disinformation across its platforms. In May the social media giant published a digest of [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Iran: No decision on camera deal with UN nuclear inspectors

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 28, 2021 Iran has not made a decision yet about whether to extend an agreement with the U.N. atomic watchdog over access to surveillance footage at its nuclear [...]

By |June 28th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran says nuclear deal salvageable but will not negotiate forever

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (Reuters) June 26, 2021 Iran said on Saturday it believes a reinstatement of its 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers is possible but warned that Tehran “will not negotiate forever”. “Out of a steadfast commitment [...]

By |June 26th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

BBC appeals to UN over Iran’s harassment of Persian staff

A BBC sign is displayed outside Broadcasting House in London, Britain July 19, 2017. (REUTERS) June 26, 2021 The BBC has complained to the UN about Iran’s harassment of its Persian-language staff. According to the British broadcaster, Iranian agents have threatened to kidnap London staff and take them to Iran. The BBC’s legal [...]

By |June 26th, 2021|Europe|

Iran says has no obligation to respond to IAEA request on monitoring deal

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 25, 2021 Iran has no obligation to respond to the UN nuclear watchdog IAEA's request regarding an extension of a monitoring deal, the Iranian envoy to the body was [...]

By |June 25th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|