Monday, 18 June 2018

Tag Archives: Iran

China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

QINGDAO: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc’s “unity”, just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US. On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the coastal ...

Read More »

Iran nuclear deal signatories meet for first time since US pullout

VIENNA: Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal meet with the Islamic republic in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement two weeks after Washington’s dramatic withdrawal. For the first time since the deal came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany will gather – ...

Read More »

EU launches measures to protect European business in Iran

BRUSSELS: The European Commission said on Friday it had started the process of renewing a sanctions-blocking measure to protect European businesses in Iran, after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. The Commission said in a statement it had “launched the formal ...

Read More »

China stands to gain in Iran after US quits nuclear deal

BEIJING: The US decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran could scare off European investors but oil-thirsty China may step into the void and ramp up business links with the country. China, which is already Iran’s top trade partner and one of its biggest buyers of crude, has signalled that it ...

Read More »

EU leaders agree ‘united approach’ on Iran deal, trade

LONDON: European Union leaders agreed on a “united EU approach” to keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the pact, a European source said after talks in Bulgaria. The 28 EU leaders also backed a plan for dealing with trade tariffs that Trump is ...

Read More »

France, Britain, Germany say ‘committed’ to upholding Iran deal

PARIS: France, Germany and Britain said Tuesday that they were committed to implementing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out and his threat of sanctions. “Our governments remain committed to ensuring the agreement is upheld, and will work with all the remaining parties ...

Read More »

Johnson to Trump: ‘Don’t walk away’ from Iran deal

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on US President Donald Trump not to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal. In an article in The New York Times on Sunday, Johnson, who is in Washington to persuade the Trump administration to remain in the international accord, said that “it would ...

Read More »

Macron warns of risk of war if Trump withdraws from Iran deal

BERLIN: French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that war could ensue if US President Donald Trump withdraws from the 2015 deal in which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. “We would open the Pandora’s box. There could be war,” Macron told German weekly magazine ...

Read More »

Iran says will quit nuclear deal if US walks away

TEHRAN: Iran warned on Thursday that it will quit a landmark nuclear deal with world powers if President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the accord. “If the United States withdraws from the nuclear deal , then we will not stay in it,” Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign policy ...

Read More »

After Russia, Iran bans the use of messaging app Telegram

© Ilya Naymushin / Reuters TEHRAN: The Iranian judiciary has issued a “total ban” on Telegram following a request from the security services, which argued that the encrypted messaging app has become a “safe haven” for terrorist cells, according to local media. “Considering various complaints against the Telegram social networking ...

Read More »