EghtesadOnline: The presence of foreign military forces in the sensitive Persian Gulf is unconstructive, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said following France's declaration this week that the military component of its maritime surveillance and security mission in the Strait of Hormuz is fully operational.
EghtesadOnline: Exactly one year ago the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK created the so-called Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) to facilitate legitimate trade with Iran without violating the US economic sanctions. Since then absolutely nothing has happened.
EghtesadOnline: The launch of the nuclear deal’s dispute resolution mechanism by France, Germany and Britain is the European way of keeping tabs on both Iran and the US, responding to Tehran’s reduction of nuclear commitments while stalling until the 2020 US presidential vote before deciding to reimpose global sanctions on Iran, a former diplomat said.
EghtesadOnline: France, Germany and Britain have added fuel to the fire of the nuclear row by triggering the dispute resolution mechanism over Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian expert on international relations said.
EghtesadOnline: The Foreign Ministry condemned France's summoning of Iranian envoy over the case of two French detainees in Iran, describing it as "interventionist".
EghtesadOnline: France and the European Union are ready to retaliate if US President Donald Trump acts on a threat to impose duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports of French products, the French government said on Tuesday.
EghtesadOnline: Paris should revise its approach if it wants to win the trust of the Iranian nation, says a political expert, who believes that recent provocations by French officials are only intensifying the prevailing tensions.
EghtesadOnline: France and Russia on Tuesday voiced objection to the US decision to end the sanctions waiver related to Iran’s Fordow nuclear facility.
EghtesadOnline: Japan and France have proposed a joint plan to provide Iran with a loan of about $18.4 billion to be secured by oil if Tehran returns to full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on its nuclear program, Japanese media reported.
EghtesadOnline: It is important for Iran and the United States to seize the opportunity for negotiation, despite a narrowing political space to prevent the risk of an uncontrolled escalation, a top French diplomat said.