Foreign Policy

Articles and opinions about Iran’s diplomatic relations, including those related to major supranational bodies such as the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement.

Mohsen Rezaei

IRGC General Upbeat about Trump’s Picks for CIA Chief, Defence Secretary

A former IRGC commander says Iran is not concerned about the US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees for the defence secretary and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director.

Iran Will Never Renegotiate Nuclear Deal with World Powers: Deputy FM

An Iranian diplomat rejected remarks made by Rex Tillerson, Trump's pick for secretary of state on a revision to the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying the agreement can never be negotiated again.
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Iran, Russia, Turkey Discuss Syrian Crisis ahead of Astana Meeting

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held meetings with senior Russian and Turkish officials on the resolution of the years-long crisis in Syria.
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Iranian President Calls for Immediate Work on Joint Projects with Afghanistan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed the need for immediate implementation of joint projects with Afghanistan.
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President Rouhani Confers with Turkish Counterpart on Syrian Crisis

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest developments in war-hit Syria and the demise of the former Iranian president Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Iranian Delegation to Visit Saudi Arabia in February for Hajj Talks

An Iranian official announced that an Iranian delegation will be dispatched to Saudi Arabia next month to discuss the possible attendance of Iranian pilgrims in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

Negotiator Rejects WSJ’s Report on Iran’s Enriched Uranium

A diplomat denied reports that a clean-up plan at the Natanz facility will bring Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium below a cap mentioned in a nuclear agreement with world powers, saying residue from the process will be exempted from the 300-kg limit on Iran’s enriched uranium.

Iran Denounces Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi strongly condemned recent suicide bombings in the Afghan capital of Kabul, which killed dozens of people and injured many others.
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JCPOA Joint Commission Wraps Up 6th Meeting with Press Release

The latest session of the JCPOA joint commission - a group tasked with monitoring commitments to a nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers – ended in Vienna with a press release that just “recognizes the US assurance” that ISA extension would not violate the nuclear deal.
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Iranian Diplomat Explains How He Was Captured in London by US Order

Nasrollah Tajik, a veteran Iranian diplomat, has talked about the way he was captured in October 2006 by the British police based on an order from the White House.

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