EghtesadOnline: Iran should have "realistic" expectations from Europe, says a lawmaker, noting that the Europeans can help prevent the formation of a global alliance against Tehran, but are not able to financially compensate for the US exit from the nuclear deal.
EghtesadOnline: European countries are not a key player in the current conflict concerning the 2015 nuclear deal and their call for Iran's continued compliance is, therefore, of secondary importance, a lawmaker said.
EghtesadOnline: German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again said on Wednesday that Europe has decided to uphold the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and will keep trying to find solutions to avert escalation.
EghtesadOnline: Supplying natural gas to Europe via a pipeline from Turkey is on the National Iranian Gas Company's agenda, the CEO said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's new step to further downgrade its commitments toward the 2015 nuclear deal was a muted message to Europe while Tehran should have sent a strong warning to the United States, says a senior lawmaker, who believes the pressure that prompted the Europeans to act to save the agreement should not be eased.
EghtesadOnline: Another German diplomat was appointed president of the trade mechanism designed to settle trade between Iran and Europe, officially known as Instrument in Support of Trade Exchange (INSTEX).
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s top diplomat said the standoff over the 2015 nuclear deal raises questions over Europe’s independence from the United States “imposing its will” on allies.
EghtesadOnline: Europe is not able to push back against the United States because the American and European economies are closely intertwined, says a political analyst, who argues that Iran should expand ties with Russia, China and regional countries in light of the expected failure of INSTEX.
EghtesadOnline: Iran, Europe and Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement held a trilateral meeting at the Iranian Foreign Ministry in Tehran on Saturday to explore solutions to the lingering political crisis in the war-shattered Arab country.
EghtesadOnline: The dragged-out negotiations between Tehran and the remaining signatories to the nuclear deal are unlikely to make progress on issues such as INSTEX, particularly because Europe wants further concessions from Iran in return for helping its economy, a former diplomat commented.