EghtesadOnline: A senior Iranian diplomat on Saturday rejected any new negotiations or changes to the participants of Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, after French President Emmanuel Macron said any new talks should include Saudi Arabia.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a regional tour, met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: The president of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said a possible US return to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers must take place after all sanctions against Iran are lifted because with the sanctions in place, Washington’s return to the deal amounts to “extortion”.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Monday move to enrich uranium to 20% purity as per a parliamentary legislation does not mark an end to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name of the 2015 nuclear deal, as it can be restored to its original shape once all parties resume their full commitment, an Iranian diplomat said.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on the United States to first show goodwill by respecting the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, saying Iran will then return to full compliance.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has urged the new American administration to resume honoring the 2015 nuclear deal without any preconditions and make up for losses inflicted on Iranians to be able to interact with Iran within the agreement’s framework.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations said the United States’ return to the 2015 nuclear deal would only be accepted with preconditions.
EghtesadOnline: If the European Union wants the full implementation of transparency and confidence-building measures under the 2015 nuclear deal, it is essential that they stand up to the United States’ “economic terrorism” against Iran, the Iranian top diplomat said.
EghtesadOnline: Parties to the 2015 nuclear deal met on Tuesday in the Austrian capital Vienna to discuss ways of fully implementing the agreement amid pressure by the United States to finally unravel the accord it left two years ago.
EghtesadOnline: Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate, has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate agreement and reenter the Iran nuclear deal to restore "our place in the world" and win back the "trust and support" of the US Asian and European allies, if her party wins the November presidential election.