The latest news and views about the anti-Iran sanctions
Rouhani Says His Administration’s Services Downplayed by Trump’s Actions
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his administration's services and performance would have looked much better if it was not for Donald Trump.
Iranian Oil Workers Go on Strike in Protest at Low Wages
Thousands of Iranians working in the country’s energy industry have gone on strike over the past week in protest at low wages.
Biden Admin Denying Iranian Victims of Chemical Weapons Access to Medicine: Zarif
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has released a message marking the anniversary of the Iraqi gas attack on the city of Sardasht and National Day of Fight against Chemical and Biological Weapons.
Iran Urges US to Stop Using Sanctions as Bargaining Chip
Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has slammed comments by the US and French foreign ministers who had said they were waiting for Tehran to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Caracas: Iran’s Dispatch of Oil Tanker to Venezuela ‘Unforgettable’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza have discussed the latest status of bilateral ties as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.
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).