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Iran-EU Relations

Iran says EU sanctions interference in its internal affairs, biased approach

The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani strongly condemned a decision by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union to impose unilateral sanctions against some Iranian officials and institutions, describing it a violation of international law and a clear example of interference in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic.

Analyst: Sour ties helpful neither to Iran nor EU

An Iranian international affairs analyst says it would be in the interest of Iran and Europe not to allow their ties sour further.

Iranian oil minister says Tehran ready to meet Europe’s energy needs in winter

Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Oji says the Islamic Republic has a good capacity to produce oil and gas and their commodities and is thus capable of partly relieving the energy shortage in the world.

‘Iran-EU trade value up by 34% in first half of 2022’

New data show the value of trade exchanges between Iran and the European Union (EU) rose by 34 percent in the first half of this year, compared to same period in 2021, surpassing €2.5 billion.

Iran FM to EU’s Borrell: Tehran determined to reach a good, lasting deal

The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with the European Union foreign policy chief, said Tehran is determined to reach a good nuclear agreement.

EU foreign policy chief in Tehran, meets with top Iranian diplomat

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell met Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian on Saturday in the Iranian capital Tehran.

French envoy says trade between Iran, Europe standing at $6.5 billion

The French ambassador to Tehran says volume of trade between the European Union and Iran reached 5 billion euros last year. Philippe Thiebaud said this figure is considerable.

Amir Abdollahian says Iran ready to re-open EU office in Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says the idea of re-opening of the EU office in Tehran is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic.

Iranian FM: Tehran won’t disregard its red lines in Vienna talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has once again urged the US and the EU troika to make due decisions to pave the way for a good deal with Iran in Vienna.

Iran chief negotiator meets with EU’s Mora and E3 envoys

Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani held talks with the European Union deputy foreign policy chief Enrique Mora and the European troika representatives in Vienna on Thursday.

Envoy: Iran seeks normalizing trade ties with Europe

Iran's Ambassador to Germany Mahmoud Farazandeh says Tehran continues to normalize trade relations with European nations.

Iran FM: Reaching good agreement in Vienna talks possible

The Iranian foreign minister says if the remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal return to their commitments under the JCPOA, it is possible to reach a good and even immediate agreement in the upcoming Vienna talks.

EU says committed to full implementation of JCPOA

The EU envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency has underlined the bloc's firm commitment to the full and effective implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Top Iran nuclear negotiator meets EU’s Mora

Top Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani has held talks in Spain with Enrique Mora, the EU’s coordinator for the Vienna talks.

European sources: Iran’s Bagheri to meet French, British diplomats within days

European sources have confirmed that Iran’s deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri will hold talks with French and British officials this week. Earlier, Tehran announced the top diplomat will visit several European capitals for talks over a range of issues including the Iran nuclear deal.

EU says focused on removing anti-Iran sanctions

An EU official has said the signatories to the Iran nuclear deal, or JCOA, are focused on effectively lifting the sanctions on Tehran.

US says Brussel meeting ‘not necessary’ for Iran nuclear talks

Washington does not think negotiations in Belgium are necessary before the resumption of indirect talks with Iran over reviving the nuclear deal in Austria, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Monday. Iran has said it will hold discussions with the European Union (UN) in the coming days on the issues raised in Tehran.

EU: Iran nuclear deal at ‘critical point’

European Union (UN) Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has said the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is at a "critical point in time”. Tehran has stated it’s ready to restart nuclear negotiations over the revival of the deal but not under western pressure.

EU: No meeting with Iran Thursday

The European Union (EU) has announced it will not hold talks with Iran in Brussels on Thursday on restarting nuclear negotiations. Tehran said on Monday the two sides, in the coming days, will hold discussions on the issues raised in Tehran.

EU optimistic about fresh round of Iran nuclear talks

The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has declined to confirm if the EU and Iranian diplomats would meet in Brussels on Thursday over reviving the nuclear negotiations. But, the top diplomat says he hopes a meeting would be held soon.

EU Says Thinking of No ‘Plan B’ on Iran Nuclear Talks

The EU foreign policy chief says the bloc has currently no decision to go for what some media reports are calling a “Plan B” on Iran.

Iran nuclear negotiator: Serious doubts about real will of US

The top Iranian nuclear negotiator says there are serious doubts about the real will of the US to fulfill its obligations under the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran Deputy FM, EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Begin Talks in Tehran

The EU Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora is meeting with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Baqeri in Tehran.

Khatibzadeh: Top EU official due in Tehran Thursday

Iran confirms a top EU official is expected to visit Iran for talks over a range of issues including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

EU diplomat likely to visit Iran within days

A top European official is likely to visit Tehran this week, seeking an agreement with Iran over the resumption of the nuclear talks, according to informed officials.

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