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No ministers’ meeting on Iran nuclear deal at U.N., says EU’s Borrell

EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attends his hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels, October 07, 2019. (AFP) September 21, 2021 Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will not meet with Iran at the United Nations this week to discuss a return to nuclear deal talks, European Union foreign policy [...]

By |September 21st, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

UK ‘will not rest’ over Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Iran detainees minister says

Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her daughter Gabriella. (Sky News) September 21, 2021 UK Foreign Office Minister James Cleverly said on Monday that Britain would "not rest" until all its dual nationals being held in Iran were returned home. He said the UK's new Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, was due to meet her Iranian counterpart [...]

By |September 21st, 2021|Europe, Women|

World powers to meet with Iran at U.N. to push for return to nuclear talks -France

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a government session at the National Assembly in Paris, Feb 20, 2018. (REUTERS) September 21, 2021 Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will meet with Iran at the United Nations later this week to try to give fresh momentum to stalled talks over reviving a [...]

By |September 21st, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

New Iran atomic chief tells UN agency meeting US sanctions must go

IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi meets with head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Mohammad Eslami, in Tehran, Sept 12, 2021. (Reuters) September 21, 2021 Mohammad Eslami, new head of Iran’s nuclear agency, in Vienna Monday stressed Iran’s commitment to “results-oriented negotiations” over reviving Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, the JCPOA (Joint [...]

By |September 21st, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Campaign for detained British-Iranian urges sanctions on 10 Iranians

Richard Ratcliffe, husband of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, and their daughter Gabriella protest outside the Iranian Embassy in London, March 8, 2021. (REUTERS) September 20, 2021 The campaign to free British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe held in Iran will submit a list of ten Iranians to the UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, and urge [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Europe, Women|

Ex-prisoner at Hamid Nouri trial recalls narrow escape from death squads

Supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran protest outside Stockholm’s district court on the first day of the trial of Hamid Nouri. (AP) September 18, 2021 A courtroom outburst from the defendant marked the 16th session of the criminal trial of Hamid Nouri in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday. Mehdi Eshaghi was the latest witness to [...]

By |September 18th, 2021|Europe|

UN meet to test whether Iran nuclear deal can be saved

The United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV). (AP) September 18, 2021 After months of difficult negotiations, can the United States and Iran find a way to salvage the 2015 nuclear accord? Next week's annual summit at the United Nations could offer clues as Iran's new hardline government makes its international debut. - Where [...]

By |September 18th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran’s petrochemical, fuel sales boom as sanctions hit crude exports

A security person stands in front of the Mahshahr petrochemical plant in Khuzestan province, Sept 28, 2011. REUTERS) September 17, 2021 Iranian fuel and petrochemical exports have boomed in recent years despite stringent U.S. sanctions, leaving Iran well placed to expand sales swiftly in Asia and Europe if Washington lifts its curbs, trading [...]

By |September 17th, 2021|East Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

US and European allies warn Iran at IAEA board meeting

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) September 16, 2021 On Wednesday, the US Chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission to International Organizations in Vienna Louis L. Bono told the Board of Governors of the International [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iranian star referee defies ban and shines again at international competition

Gelareh Nazemi, who is originally from Gilan, has been refereeing futsal since 2013. (IranWire) September 16, 2021 Referee Gelareh Nazemi has again made history, defying Iran’s federation rules to officiate in the Futsal World Cup in Lithuania. Nazemi, who had previously become the first Iranian woman to referee in the men's competition in the [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Europe, Women|