Thursday, August 18, 2022

Iran Sanctions

Biden Admin Still Pursuing ‘Maximum Pressure’ Policy against Iran: Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations says the current US administration is claiming, just in word, that it has shifted its policy vis-à-vis the 2015 nuclear deal, but, in deed, Washington keeps pursuing its “maximum pressure” policy against Iran.

Iran Denounces US Sanctions as ‘Crime against Humanity’

A senior Iranian diplomat has described Washington’s sanctions against Iran as a “crime against humanity.”

Iran’s Voting Right Restored after Paying Contribution Arrears to UN

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has paid the country's overdue UN membership fee for over $16 million, restoring the country's right to vote at the UN.

Iran Not Expected to Abide by JCPOA While Under Sanctions: Envoy

Iran’s representative to international organizations in Vienna says Tehran should not be expected to make good on its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran Follows Up on Iraq’s Payment of Its Unpaid Debts

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, who is also the head of the Foreign Ministry's Public Diplomacy Department, held talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein in Baghdad.

Removal of All Anti-Iran Sanctions Near At Hand: Spokesman

Iran’s Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei says he believes the removal of all sanctions, including those related to the 2015 nuclear deal, is near at hand.

UN Must Consider US Sanctions before Depriving Iran of Its Right to Vote: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slams the United Nations’ decision to strip Iran of its right to vote in the 193-member General Assembly due to arrears, saying the move shows the UN ignores the fact Washington’s sanctions prevent Iran from paying even for food.

Iran Says Deals with Airbus, ATR to Be Revived If Vienna Talks Bear Fruit

A spokesman for Iran's aviation organisation says the country's deals with Airbus and ATR plane manufacturers will be revived if the Vienna talks on the US return to the 2015 nuclear deal bear fruit.

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.

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