Iran and EU

Iran detains two Europeans for fomenting 'social disorder'

Iran detains two Europeans for fomenting 'social disorder'

Iran's intelligence ministry said on Wednesday it arrested two European nationals for allegedly fomenting "insecurity" in the country, state media reported, as the EU pushes to revive Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. …

Enrique Mora to visit Iran to discuss JCPOA

Enrique Mora to visit Iran to discuss JCPOA

The EEAS Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) for Political Affairs/Political Director Enrique Mora to arrive in Tehran on March 26, he wrote in Twitter. The purpose of the trip is to discuss the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) …

Brussels urges Tehran to release Narges Mohammadi

Brussels urges Tehran to release Narges Mohammadi

The European External Action Service called on Iran to release human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who has been recently sentenced to eight years prison term and 70 lashes. "Enforcing this sentence, including the physical …

Iran says agreed with EU on Brussels nuclear talks 'in days'

Iran says agreed with EU on Brussels nuclear talks 'in days'

Iran and the EU agreed Thursday to hold further dialogue in Brussels aimed at resuming talks on a faltering 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic republic and world powers. The European Union envoy charged with coordinating talks on …

Ebrahim Raeisi urges U.S. to lift anti-Iran sanctions

Ebrahim Raeisi urges U.S. to lift anti-Iran sanctions

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi called on the United States on Monday to fulfil its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, ruling out new negotiations on the country’s nuclear program. Addressing his first press …

EU set to sanction more Iranians for rights abuses

EU set to sanction more Iranians for rights abuses

The European Union is set to agree to sanction several Iranian individuals on Wednesday for human rights abuses, the first such measures since 2013, three EU diplomats said. EU envoys are expected to agree to impose travel bans and …

Iran imposes  quarantine for EU travellers

Iran imposes quarantine for EU travellers

Travellers to Iran from Europe will be required to self-quarantine for two weeks after testing negative upon arrival, a health official said on Saturday, Reuters informs. Travellers from other regions, including neighbouring countries, …

EU urges U.S. and Iran to return to JCPOA

EU urges U.S. and Iran to return to JCPOA

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell expressed his support to intensive diplomacy with the goal of facilitating a U.S. return to the JCPOA and Iran's return to full JCPOA implementation. In a statement issued on …

EU foreign policy chief decries US sanctions on Iran

EU foreign policy chief decries US sanctions on Iran

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell denounced the US’ unilateral sanctions against the health and life of the Iranian people amid the outbreak of coronavirus in the world, Tasnim …

EASA approves partial return to Iran, Iraq airspace for EU airlines

EASA approves partial return to Iran, Iraq airspace for EU airlines

European airlines can return to parts of Iranian and Iraqi airspace, the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Wednesday, three weeks after Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet amid an exchange of hostilities with US forces in …

Iran protests: EU urges end to violence

Iran protests: EU urges end to violence

A spokeswoman for the EU on Thursday expressed condolences to the families of those killed during protests in Iran and called for dialogue to resolve the tensions. "We expect Iran's security forces to exercise maximum restraint …

EU warns Iran it may be forced to withdraw from nuclear deal

EU warns Iran it may be forced to withdraw from nuclear deal

The European Union has privately warned Iran that it will be forced to start withdrawing from the nuclear deal in November if Tehran goes ahead with its threat to take new steps away from the deal, The Guardian reports. Iran …