Tuesday, January 18, 2022


Iran Sanctions

Negotiation Not Sole Way Forward: Presidential Candidate Jalili

Saeed Jalili, a member of Iran’s Expediency Council who is running for president, says negotiation is not the only way forward to remove anti-Iran sanctions.

FATF Issue Could Be Resolved As Vienna Talks Move Forward: Ex-Diplomat

A former Iranian diplomat has expressed hope as negotiations in Vienna bear fruit, the problem with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) inside Iran will be solved too.

Iran to Buy 16m Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Using Its Money Frozen in Iraq

Iraq has received the green light to pay $125 million in its debts to Iran for the purchase of 16 million doses of COVAX vaccines, Iran's energy minister said. The money has reportedly been transferred from Iraq's Trade Bank to a Swiss bank.

Iran Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Until Late September

The Iranian president has warned that it will be forbidden to mine digital currencies until the end of summer as it puts a huge burden on the national power grid.

Biden Must Abandon Trump’s Bans If He Wants Vienna Talks to Bear Fruit: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has told European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell that the new US administration's use of Trump's sanctions as leverage in the Vienna talks is not acceptable.

Time for US to Lift Sanctions: Iran’s Chief Negotiator

Iran’s top negotiator at the Vienna talks says it is time for the United States to lift sanctions against Iran and return to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

World Powers Agree to Lift Oil, Banking Sanctions on Iran: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the world powers involved in the ongoing negotiations in Vienna have agreed to remove the anti-Iran sanctions in the oil, banking, shipping, and insurance fields.

US Sanctions Depriving Iran, Syria of Access to COVID-19 Vaccine: Zarif

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is on a visit to Syria, held talks with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad on Wednesday.

Zarif Says Won’t Run for President, Will Focus on Removal of Sanctions

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says he will definitely not enter the June presidential race, asking hardliners to let him focus on the Vienna talks and the removal of US sanctions.

Iran Alone in Supporting Oppressed People of Palestine: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has critcitised the Muslim world’s silence towards Israel’s killing of Palestinian people, saying Tehran is almost alone in supporting the oppressed people of Palestine.

US Accepts to Meet Most of Iran’s Demands: Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the United States has already accepted to do most of what it is supposed to and what Iran deems necessary.

US Seems Serious about Returning to Nuclear Deal: Iran

Iran’s senior negotiator at the Vienna talks says news coming in suggests the United States is serious about returning to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

US Sanctions against Iran Will Soon Be Lifted: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the anti-Iran sanctions have been “broken”, and they will be lifted in the near future should the Iranian nation remains united.

Iran, US Deny Reaching Deal on Prisoner Swap, Release of Iranian Assets

Iran and the United States have separately denied the media reports about an agreement to release four Iranian prisoners accused of bypassing Washington's sanctions in exchange for Iran's release of four US "spies".

JCPOA Joint Commission Decides to Speed Up Process of Negotiations

Negotiators from Iran and the P4+1 group of countries wrapped up the first round of the JCPOA Joint Commission's fresh talks in Vienna on Tuesday.

Zarif Condemns US for ‘Hoarding’ COVID-19 Vaccines

Iran’s foreign minister has condemned the United States’ “medical terrorism” against Iranians at a time when the nation is struggling to deal with coronavirus pandemic.

Iran, ICC President Discuss US Sanctions in The Hague

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohsen Baharvand had a meeting with Piotr Hofmański, the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in The Hague.

Iran, Pakistan Stress Closer Cooperation on Different Fronts

Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif has sat down with his counterpart from Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who is in Tehran for talks with Iranian officials.

Iran Says in No Rush to Achieve Desired Outcome in Vienna Talks

The Iranian government spokesman says Iran is in no rush to get Vienna talks to come to fruition, and will not give any concessions beyond the JCPOA.

Iran Rules Out Any New Agreement Apart from JCPOA

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says any new agreement apart from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is out of question.

Enemies Seeking to Prevent Removal of Anti-Iran Sanctions: Speaker

The Iranian parliament speaker says enemies are seeking to make negotiations in the Austrian capital, Vienna, drag on in order to keep Iran from extricating its economy from sanctions.

Iran Says New Understanding Emerging among JCPOA Parties

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says a new understanding is emerging following days of talks in Vienna, but the path ahead is not an easy one.

JCPOA Joint Commission Wraps Up Meeting in Vienna

The meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission, which had started in Vienna at the level of deputies an hour ago with delegations from Iran and the P4+1 in attendance, was wrapped up a few minutes ago.

US Should Lift All Sanctions, Fulfill Commitments, Rouhani Tells Qatari Emir

The Iranian president has reiterated that Iran will return to full compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), only after the United States removes all sanctions.

Iran Urges South Korea to Immediately Release Its Frozen Assets

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi has held talks with South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun who was in Tehran as part of a delegation headed by the country’s prime minister.

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