Tag Archives | nuclear deal

Iran to Withdraw from JCPOA If Benefits Remain Elusive

Iran will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if there is no economic benefit and major banks continue to avoid cooperation with the Islamic Republic, the deputy foreign minister said on Thursday. Under the deal with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States, Iran […]

US Uncertainty over Nuclear Deal Complicates Economy

By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. US uncertainty over nuclear deal complicates Iran’s economy As the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) enters its third year of implementation, an atmosphere of uncertainty has slowed the pace of post-sanctions trade and […]

Russia, Iran in Sync on Preserving Nuclear Deal

By Julia Sveshnikova for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The European Council on Foreign Relations once called Russia and Iran the “power couple” of the Middle East. That was two years ago, and it appears they’re still making the relationship work. On Jan. 10, Russian Foreign […]

Trump Extends Nuclear Deal “for Last Time”

By John Lee. The United States is to extend sanctions relief for Iran for another 120 days. In a statement, President Donald Trump said: “Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, I have outlined two possible paths forward: either fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, […]

Zarif Hails Strong Consensus on JCPOA in Brussels

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was solid consensus on the need for preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in a meeting he had with the European Union’s diplomatic chief and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany on Thursday. “Strong consensus in Brussels today,” Zarif said in a Twitter […]

Video: Iran Warns if US Reneges on Nuclear Deal

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran is warning it may reconsider its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), unless the US honours the agreement it signed with Tehran and international powers in 2015. President Donald Trump […]

Banking Problems between Iran & UK being Removed Gradually

Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has underlined Iran’s importance in the region and also reiterated his country’s support for maintaining the JCPOA, the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany). In a Sunday meeting in Tehran with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of […]

Video: Is the Iran Deal set to Unravel?

While the Iran nuclear deal was hailed as a “triumph of diplomacy” by its supporters around the world, US President Donald Trump called it “the worst deal ever”. He recently decided to officially “decertify” the deal formally known as the JCPOA, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, between Iran six world powers and the EU […]

Why UK-US Divide on Iranian Nuclear Deal Matters

By Kasra Aarabi for Al Monitor. Any views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  European powers, most notably Britain, have rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s Oct. 13 refusal to certify that the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran meets congressional requirements. Issuing a joint […]

Ex-CIA director speaks out Against Iran Deal

By John Lee. The former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director James Woolsey (pictured) has said the US should destroy virtually all of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) infrastructure as well as Iran’s nuclear facilities to reduce its terrorist and nuclear threats. He told The Jerusalem Post: “The next time the IRGC looks cross-eyed at […]

Video: EU warns of ‘Dangerous’ Mid-East Escalation

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Europe’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini warns that the mounting tension between Saudi Arabia, Iran and their respective allies and proxies is “extremely dangerous,” which the European Union views as “proof” of the need of […]

Iran “to Leave JCPOA” if Sanctions Re-Imposed

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said the country will not remain committed to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, known as the JCPOA, if anti-Tehran sanctions are re-imposed under various pretexts. “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a goal nor a holy verse […]

Video: Iran “Living Up to the Nuclear Deal”

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), was in Tehran on Sunday, his first visit since US President Donald Trump told Congress that Iran is not complying with the […]

Trump Remarks “Unlikely to Impact Oil Market”

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said he believed it was unlikely that American President Donald Trump’s recent assertions on Iran’s nuclear program would impact the oil market. Reacting to the US president’s recent remarks on Iran’s nuclear deal and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Mr. Zangeneh said: “I see it unlikely that […]

European Powers Continue to Support Nuke Deal

Joint statement from Prime Minister Theresa May, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron following President Trump’s statement on the US’ Iran Strategy. We, the Leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom take note of President Trump’s decision not to recertify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to Congress and are […]

Video: Trump’s Iran Speech raises Int’l Concern

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal is raising international concerns. Many argue the US cannot unilaterally amend a security council resolution. Iran has also sent a formal letter of protest to the […]

Trump Speech Sparks Outrage in Iran

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In Iran, both government officials and regular citizens have reacted with anger to the Oct. 13 speech made by US President Donald Trump on his new Iran strategy. Though Trump attempted to distinguish between the Iranian […]

Iran looks to Europe over Fate of Nuclear Deal

By Saeid Jafari for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. As concerns grow every day about whether or not the United States will abandon the nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran is weighing its options in different possible scenarios. Donald Trump has long vowed to […]

Video: Will the US pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Just days after US President Donald Trump called Iran a “rogue nation”, Tehran said it has successfully tested a new ballistic missile. According to Iran, the Khorramshahr missile is capable of carrying multiple […]

JCPOA ‘Delivering’, EU’s Mogherini Says

EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini dismissed Washington’s view that the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers should be renegotiated, saying that the agreement is “delivering”. “There is no need to renegotiate parts of the agreement because the agreement is concerning a nuclear program and as such is delivering,” Mogherini told reporters on […]