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Iran-EU Relations

US Congress presses EU to designate IRGC as terror entity

A coalition of the US Republican senators is pressuring the European Union to blacklist Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

Iran’s deputy FM meets with senior E3 diplomats in Oslo

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani says he held talks with senior diplomats from France, Germany and Britain, known as the E3, on a variety of topics.

EU, UK sanction several Iranian officials, an entity over “rights violation”

The European Union and the United Kingdom have imposed sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and one organization over what they call human rights abuses.

Russia says disappointed by E3 decision over Iran trade system

Moscow is disappointed by the decision of France, Germany and the United Kingdom to terminate the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) with Iran, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said.

Iran says liquidation of INSTEX shows Europe lack of will, independence from US

The spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry says a decision by the European countries to liquidate the financial mechanism known as INSTEX proves lack of determination on the part of the Europeans to act independently from the US.

European states dissolve symbolic Iran trade system

European countries have shut down the INSTEX system, which they had launched in the midst of US sanctions to facilitate trade with Iran.

IRGC commander says Europe at war with Iran

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps says today Europe has officially waged a non-hard war on Iran.

Iran sanctions several EU, UK officials, organizations

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has published a new list of sanctions against a number of European Union (EU) and British individuals and entities for sponsoring terrorism and encouraging violence against the Iranian people.

Iranian diplomat: New EU sanctions not compatible with intl. law

Iran’s ambassador to Vienna has slammed a recent set of sanctions imposed by the European Union on Iranian officials and lawmakers, saying the bans run counter to international regulations.

Germany says no legal grounds to designate IRGC as ‘terrorist organization’

A German diplomat has stated that there is no legal basis for blacklisting Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a "terrorist entity", echoing earlier remarks by the European Union's foreign policy chief.

EU targets dozens of Iranian individuals, entities over “rights violation”

The European Union Council has agreed to impose further sanctions on a number of Iranian individuals and organizations over alleged human rights violations.

Russia says language of threat not working with Iran

The language of threat doesn’t work with the Iranian government, the Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said in reaction to EU's Foreign Policy Chief Joseph Borrell's anti-Tehran remarks.

Iranian MP: Double-urgent legislation would respond to EU over IRGC

An Iranian lawmaker says a double urgent bill is ready for discussion at parliament in response to any move by the EU to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran-Europe faceoff flaring up: Expert

A foreign policy expert says the standoff between Iran and Europe could drag into tension and more complicated stages.

Iran announces new sanctions on EU and Britain

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has in a statement announced sanctions against some individuals and entities in France and Britain as well as some European lawmakers.

Iranian lawmaker: Leaving NPT and expulsion of IAEA inspectors on the table

An Iranian lawmaker has said the Islamic republic of Iran has put on the table leaving the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, NPT, and expelling the UN atomic watchdog’s inspectors from the country as a response to the recent draft resolution of the European parliament against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran FM: Emotional behavior to prove costly for Europe

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has warned the European countries that “emotional behavior” by Europeans will prove costly for them.

Iran condemns EU, UK bans on real and legal persons, vows own sanctions

Iran has strongly condemned a move by the European Union and Britain to impose sanctions on some Iranian real and legal persons, saying Tehran will soon announce its own bans against the Europeans.

EU’s Borrell says the bloc cannot designate IRGC as terrorist before court ruling

The European Union cannot list the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist entity until an EU court has determined that the elite forces are, Josep Borrell the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Monday.

Iran’s intelligence ministry slams EU parliament’s resolution against IRGC

The Iranian intelligence ministry has in a statement condemned the recent draft resolution of the European parliament against Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

Iran FM does not rule out exit from NPT if Europe blacklists IRGC

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has not ruled out the possibility of Tehran’s withdrawal from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if the Europeans fail to revise their “belligerent polices” toward the Islamic Republic.

Iranian daily urges govt. to suspend ties with Europe, warns of losses over IRGC designation

An Iranian daily close to the Principlist camp urges the government to suspend ties with the European countries that support the designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), as the main organ of the Iranian military, as a “terrorist” entity.

MP: IRGC must levy tolls on European ships passing through strategic Hormuz Strait

An Iranian lawmaker proposes that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), which is tasked with providing security in the Hormuz Strait, levy tolls on the European vessels seeking to pass through the strategic waterway.

IRGC chief: Europe must take responsibility for outcome of possible blacklisting

The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) warns the Europeans against blacklisting the elite military force, saying they will have to take responsibility for the consequences if they make such a “mistake.”

Analyst: Iran should de-escalate with Europe instead of showing emotional reactions to IRGC blacklisting

A political expert says mere condemnations and emotional reactions to the European Parliament’s call for Europe to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will not be of any help, but Tehran needs instead to find ways to decrease tensions with the Europeans.

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