EghtesadOnline: Germany plans to ban Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, media reports said on Monday, in an escalation of sanctions adopted by the European Union against Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqi President Barham Salih is set to travel to the United States at the head of a delegation to negotiate exemption from sanctions on Iran, as Baghdad is trying to balance its relations with Tehran and Washington.
EghtesadOnline: A US effort to enlist Europe in its pressure campaign against Iran faced a setback after officials said ministers from several European Union member states and EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, will skip a summit organized by Washington on Iran and the Middle East in Poland.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said Iran is willing to sign a deal with Iraq to drop customs tariffs between the two countries.
EghtesadOnline: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would set up a security zone in northern Syria as suggested by US President Donald Trump as both leaders sought to ease growing tensions.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is displeased with the European Union for its delay in launching a financial payment channel to circumvent the United States sanctions, but has not yet completely lost hope of the plan’s eventual implementation, a senior diplomat said.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Sunday that his country is pursuing stronger ties with Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned a senior Polish diplomat on Saturday and warned of reciprocal measures after Warsaw announced plans to host a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif arrived in Iraq on Sunday at the head of a 30-strong delegation of political and economic figures.
EghtesadOnline: Germany’s foreign minister said he is hopeful Europe in the coming weeks will be able to finalize its long-promised payment channel for conducting trade with Iran.