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Iran-EU Relations

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.

Iran’s Parliament chief warns Europe will ‘pay price’ if it blacklists IRGC, promises counter-measures

Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf delivers a stern warning to the European Union over a possible move to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), saying Europe will “pay the price in full” if it makes such a move.

Iranian armed forces warn EU against blacklisting IRGC

The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian armed forces has warned in a statement that the recent move by the European parliament to blacklist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps as a terrorist organization sets a negative precedent and will adversely affect regional and global peace and security.

Iran FM: European parliament draft resolution against IRGC uncalculated, wrong

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian held a phone conversation with the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs in the wake of the adoption of an “interventionist and unconventional” draft resolution by the European Parliament against the Islamic Republic.

Ex-MP: Iran Foreign Ministry must end inaction on rising tensions with Europe

An ex-Iranian lawmaker warns that a possible escalation of tensions with the Europeans could push them to refer Tehran’s nuclear case back to the UN Security Council, criticizing incumbent Foreign Ministry officials for what he describes as inaction in the face of the increasing frictions.

European envoys in Tehran show “solidarity” with each other

UK, French, German ambassadors to Tehran express “solidarity” with each other after protests over their role in the recent unrest and riots in Iran.

Iran sanctions dozens of EU, UK individuals, entities

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has imposed fresh round of sanctions on several European Union (EU) and British officials and institutions for “their support for and instigation of riots in the country.”

Iran slams EU, UK sanctions, vows response

The spokesman of the Iranian foreign ministry has strongly condemned the new sanctions of the European Union and the UK against some Iranian individuals and institutions, vowing proportionate response.

EU condemns Shiraz terror attack

The European Union (EU) has condemned the Wednesday terrorist attack in Shah Cheraqgh Holy Shrine in the Iranian city of Shiraz, Fars Province.

Iranian foreign ministry imposes new sanctions on EU individuals, institutions

The Iranian foreign ministry has imposed new sanctions on some European individuals and institutions, following the council of the EU’s bans on Iran.

Iran: EU Ukraine war allegation against Tehran unrelated to UNSC resolution 2231; pursues destructive moves

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the European Union allegations that Iranian-made drones were used in the Ukraine war, show they are continuing irresponsible, destructive and illegal moves to create a poisonous political atmosphere against the Islamic Republic, reiterating issues pertaining to the current war in Ukraine are completely unrelated to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

Analyst: New anti-Iran sanctions show Europeans abandoned talks

The recent sanctions on Iran over human rights allegations show that the Europeans have jettisoned negotiations as an option to resolve the outstanding issues with Iran to restore a 2015 nuclear deal and have adopted a confrontational approach.

Iran’s Gharibabadi censures EU’s “double standard” on human rights

Iran’s top human rights official has slammed the European Union’s "double standard" following the EU's recent sanctions on Tehran over quote rights violation.

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.

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